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Virginia General Assembly

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  • Beer for CW and other state Senate successes for the Peninsula

    The interests of Virginia's General Assembly range widely and wonderfully, as a look at how our state Senators' legislative initiatives fared. So, Colonial Williamsburg will be able to receive royalties from the sale of beer that uses historically...
  • Jim Bourey, the runner in charge in Newport News

    Jim Bourey, the runner in charge in Newport News
    Jim Bourey says he's not like most city managers. The man who leads Newport News city government — after rising each morning at 4 a.m. to get in a 15- to 18-mile run — believes it is important for a city manager to have a high profile and to...
  • Expedited SOL retakes this year for Virginia middle schoolers

    Expedited SOL retakes this year for Virginia middle schoolers
    Elementary and middle school students who narrowly miss a passing grade on their state Standards of Learning tests this year will be able to re-take the test quickly. The Virginia Board of Education is set to approve the new policy Thursday, following...
  • Virginia Supreme Court decision leads to business tax refunds

    Virginia Supreme Court decision leads to business tax refunds
    Peninsula localities could be compelled to refund millions of dollars in business, professional and occupation license (BPOL) taxes they have already collected after a Virginia Supreme Court ruling reversed a lower court's decision how out-of-state...
  • Delegate accused of forgery plans run for Va. Senate

    A delegate charged with fabricating a document says he is going to run for the Virginia Senate. Del. Joe Morrisey told media outlets over the weekend that he plans to challenge Petersburg Sen. Rosalyn R. Dance in the Democratic primary in June. He says...
  • With takeover, W.Va. GOP saw fizzle-outs and compromises

    In their first shot at leading the West Virginia Legislature since the 1930s, Republicans served up ideas this session that Democrats had never given much play. They considered allowing charter schools, repealing Common Core educational standards, drug-...
  • Indiana moves to standardize state fire training system

    Indiana firefighters could get more consistent training under a proposal moving through the General Assembly that public safety officials and lawmakers say is long overdue. The House and Senate have both approved similar versions of a bill that would...
  • Crime & Legal Issues: State Attorney General Mark Herring to make stop in York County

    Crime & Legal Issues: State Attorney General Mark Herring to make stop in York County
    Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring will come to York County this week to meet with law enforcement officials as part of his second "public safety tour" around the state. Last year, lots of law enforcement officials who Herring met with talked...
  • Officials address overdose deaths in Huntington

    Huntington Mayor Steve Williams has often said the drug addiction problem in Huntington has no borders, infiltrating every demographic one could categorize in the city. That point was driven tragically home for Williams earlier this month, when a...
  • Women's Health still critical

    There are numerous threats to the American economy from outside our borders but the biggest threat may come from within. America has been the world's largest economy for more than a century and, increasingly, women are the driving force in our economic...
  • Session Marks Turning Point

    The recently concluded General Assembly session marked a turning point for the commonwealth's economy and environment. Recognizing the important role natural resources play in Virginia's future, the legislature passed a significant number of measures to...