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  • Reader feedback for August 13: Courthouse alert, Suffolk lottery winner, Hampton VA training

    Newport News courthouses on alert after threat Newport News courthouses were on high alert Tuesday after a threat was made, according to a sheriff's office spokeswoman. The sheriff's office spokeswoman would not provide specific details. The alert...
  • Dr. Garfield D. Kington, West Baltimore physician

    Dr. Garfield D. Kington, West Baltimore physician
    Dr. Garfield D. Kington, a physician who was a familiar and comforting presence to his West Baltimore patients for decades, died Aug. 3 of multiple myeloma at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 91. "We were colleagues on the medical staff at...
  • The law clearly states it � words mean what they say

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. The Affordable Care Act gives the president's cabinet officers sweeping powers to implement the law, but the administration managed to overreach these powers by allowing people in 36 states to illegally access health insurance subsidies....
  • America's selective libertarianism

    There's an old rule in journalism: All you need are three good examples to prove a trend. And by that measure, writer Robert Draper had more than he needed to declare a new "libertarian moment" in American politics. In a New York Times Magazine cover...
  • Virginia politics: Sen. Warner opens Hampton Roads office

    Virginia politics: Sen. Warner opens Hampton Roads office
    Maybe it was the 1980s-era software he saw at the Hampton VA hospital, maybe the four-mile traffic jam heading into the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, but when Sen. Mark Warner came to open his Hampton campaign office, his inner policy wonk was in full...
  • Frustrated Sen. Warner: Lack of clarity in VA data

    HAMPTON — A private briefing Friday at the Hampton VA Medical Center left Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., "a little confused and frustrated" with how the national agency reports data at its individual facilities. He referred to a recent audit that...
  • Lawmakers' costly plan to fix Veterans Affairs is temporary, or not

    When it passed legislation to fix the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, Congress managed to do two things lawmakers have often vowed to avoid: create a new benefit program and fail to pay for it. The $16.3-billion measure, which President Obama...
  • Obama signs $16.3-billion VA bill, calls mismanagement 'outrageous'

    President Obama signed a $16.3 billion measure Thursday intended to clear the backlog of U.S. military veterans seeking care at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities. The new law represent an unusually rapid response, and a rare increase...
  • No matter the cost, veterans deserve care

    To the editor: The "temporary VA fix" must, not could, be permanent as a floor for what we do for our veterans sent to fight ridiculous wars for ridiculous reasons, using ridiculous strategies with ridiculous and tragic results. ("Lawmakers' costly plan...
  • Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense

    Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense
    A man facing murder charges in the shooting death of a Newport Beach doctor in an exam room entered an insanity plea in Orange County Superior Court on Friday. Stanwood Elkus, 76, cupped his ears and leaned forward as Judge Gregg Prickett explained that...
  • New VA secretary addresses veterans groups for first time

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald spoke Saturday at the National Disabled American Veterans convention in Las Vegas, his first such address to vets since taking over the agency last month. “Over these next several months, I am going to...