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  • New Delegate hopes to bring a fresh perspective to the House of Delegates

    New Delegate hopes to bring a fresh perspective to the House of Delegates
    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...
  • Virginia delegates react to the governor's State of the Commonwealth Address

    Virginia delegates react to the governor's State of the Commonwealth Address
    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...
  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell visits NASA Wallops amid feud with Florida

    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...
  • Virginia and Florida spar over human spaceflight, aircraft carrier

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || 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...
  • Virginia's school P.E. bill still in play

    Virginia's school P.E. bill still in play
    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...
  • 10 Peninsula women who made a difference

    10 Peninsula women who made a difference
    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....
  • Virginia Senate Democrats seek funding for mandated ultrasounds

    Virginia Senate Democrats seek funding for mandated ultrasounds
    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...
  • UPDATED: Virginia General Assembly adjourns without passing state budget.

    UPDATED: Virginia General Assembly adjourns without passing state budget.
    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...
  • Ultrasound bill headed to Governor McDonnell's desk

    Ultrasound bill headed to Governor McDonnell's desk
    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...
  • Virginia passes ultrasound abortion bill fueling the fire in Pennsylvania

    Virginia passes ultrasound abortion bill fueling the fire in Pennsylvania
    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...
  • Virginia lawmaker jokes about impact of ultrasound debate

    Virginia lawmaker jokes about impact of ultrasound debate
    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...