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  • Reader feedback Jan. 22: Colonial Downs, Tech Center retail complex

    Colonial Downs could reopen Colonial Downs is taking the issue of horseracing in Virginia to the General Assembly. Through legislation geared to deliver profits for the company, track owners may be able to bypass current regulations and reopen as early...
  • Jailed Virginia lawmaker charged with forgery, perjury

    A Virginia lawmaker who was just re-elected despite being jailed for a sex scandal with a teenager has been indicted on four new felony charges. The forgery and perjury indictment of Del. Joseph D. Morrissey was returned the day before that election and...
  • Money, money, money: a first look at legislators' fundraising

    In politics, fundraising never stops – and even when there are no statewide General Assembly elections set, as in 2014, the money kept flowing in, campaign finance reports for the second half of the year show. The champion was Senate Majority...
  • Hampton University to host Founder's Day celebration Sunday

    Hampton University to host Founder's Day celebration Sunday
    Hampton University alumnus Paul Harris, an attorney who is corporate counsel at Northrop Grumman Corporate, will give the keynote address at the 122nd annual Hampton University Founder's Day ceremony on Jan. 25 at 11:30 a.m. at HU’s Ogden Hall. ...
  • General Assembly decides new Supreme Court justice

    The General Assembly named a new Supreme Court Justice Tuesday, finalized a judgeship decision for the daughter of a controversial former state senator and sorted out a handful of Peninsula judgeships. For the Virginia Supreme Court, legislators...
  • Legislative notebook: In-state tuition for DREAMers survives

    Legislative notebook: In-state tuition for DREAMers survives
    RICHMOND – The Virginia Senate narrowly defeated legislation Tuesday that would have forbidden state universities from granting in-state tuition to young people in the country illegally. Senate Bill 722 was defeated 20-19. It went down on a...
  • Reader feedback Jan. 21: Gun control debated at Capitol, bill targeting payday loans thwarted, minimum wage increase bill dismissed

    Gun-control bills struggleto gain traction at Capitol Activists on both sides of the nation's gun debate lobbied a divided state government Monday, with Gov. Terry McAuliffe calling for gun control measures and the General Assembly's Republican...
  • Cooperate, for safety

    Sometime this year, if the statistical projections prove accurate, firearm deaths will surpass automobile accidents as the leading killer of Americans younger than 25. That strikes us as an astounding shift, one owed as much to safer cars and changing...
  • Senate R's kill minimum wage bill

    Senate R's kill minimum wage bill
    Senate Republicans killed off this year's minimum wage increase request Monday, shooting down a Democratic bill to increase the floor to $10.10 an hour over the next two-and-a-half years. The vote was 11-3 to lay the bill aside for the rest of this...
  • Virginia Legislative Notebook: Uber, Lyft bill rolling

    Virginia Legislative Notebook: Uber, Lyft bill rolling
    Legislation that would build a permanent regulatory structure for ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft cleared an initial hurdle Monday in the Virginia General Assembly. The hard-fought bill continues to upset traditional cab drivers, who see Uber and...
  • Virginia Senate hands off bill on ensuring expanded contraception access for women

    Virginia Senate hands off bill on ensuring expanded contraception access for women
    On Monday, members of the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee referred SB1277 Contraceptive Equity to the Health Insurance Reform Commission, effectively killing the bill for 2015. Women's advocacy groups expressed their disappointment in this delay...