| Jan 4, 2012
| 5:41 PM
The Virginia House of Delegates will welcome 16 freshmen next week, and the youngest member will hail from western Virginia.
25-year-old Joseph Yost was headed to Richmond Wednesday morning to continue his orientation.
A Republican representing the 12th...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 7:27 PM
Halfway through his term, Wednesday night marked Governor's Bob McDonnell's best chance to craft his own agenda. As you might expect, we heard praise from Republicans and skepticism from Virginia Democrats.
Governor McDonnell had a bold message to his...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 10:30 AM
Gov. Bob McDonnell took a break Monday from back-to-back energy conferences in Richmond to visit the Eastern Shore.
His destination: NASA Wallops Flight Facility.
Interesting timing considering Virginia officials are feuding with Florida’s...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 10:47 AM
Already sparring over an aircraft carrier, Florida and Virginia have locked horns on another issue: human spaceflight.
NASA announced in July that it would order an environmental review of Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 3:11 PM
After a multi-year struggle to have the Virginia General Assembly pass legislation mandating physical education in schools as an antidote to the growing problem of chilhood obesity, advocacy groups reported a small victory Tuesday.
Despite the governor's...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Women helped shape the Peninsula we know today, but their contributions are sometimes overlooked or obscured.
Here are ten women who contributed to the physical, spiritual and cultural growth of this community. Some managed to make a mark on the world....
| Mar 15, 2012
| 8:40 AM
During the 2012 legislative session, Gov. Bob McDonnell signed a Virginia General Assembly bill requiring women seeking abortions to undergo a mandatory ultrasound 24 hours before the procedure. Now, Senate Democrats are calling for funding for the...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Both houses of the Virginia General Assembly adjourned the 2012 regular session shortly before 10PM Saturday night. Lawmakers immediately convened a special session to deal with the two year spending plan. Budget negotiators are due to return on March...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 12:15 PM
The Virginia House of Delegates has approved changes to legislation requiring an ultrasound before an abortion.
The vote was 61 to 35.
House Bill 462 now exempts victims of rape and incest.
It requires women to receive a trans-abdominal...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:44 AM
A controversial bill requiring women to get an ultrasound before having an abortion is getting some new support. The Virginia General Assembly passed a similar measure last night that is fueling talks about Pennsylvania's proposed bill.
This bill is...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 12:36 PM
Controversial ultrasound legislation brought hundreds of protestors to Capitol Square, and focused national attention on the Virginia General Assembly. Friday afternoon, Delegate Dave Albo (R) Fairfax, told his colleagues how the debate also ruined a...