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  • Virginia politicians respond to McAuliffe's call to remove Confederate flag from license plates

    Virginia politicians respond to McAuliffe's call to remove Confederate flag from license plates
    Virginia political leaders have been reacting to to Gov. Terry McAuliffe's order that the Confederate battle flag no longer appear on Virginia license plates. Here's what they have to say. U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News: “I...
  • Gov. McCrory wants Confederate flag off NC license plates

    Gov. Pat McCrory wants the North Carolina General Assembly to pass a law that would discontinue the use of the Confederate flag on specialty license plates issued by the state, a spokesman said Tuesday. The Republican governor's decision to ask the...
  • McAuliffe moves to ban Confederate flag from state license plates

    McAuliffe moves to ban Confederate flag from state license plates
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that the state will move “quickly” to erase the Confederate flag from state license plates, and to reclaim existing plates with the controversial emblem. The announcement follows last week killings at a...
  • Hampton Roads eager for progress on Virginia's transportation projects

    Hampton Roads eager for progress on Virginia's transportation projects
    In Hampton Roads, every completed transportation project is cause for celebration. So it is with much fanfare that we cheer the opening of the Fort Eustis Boulevard bridge, where work wrapped up on Monday. The $6.3 million project took more than two...
  • After Charleston, calls to remove Confederate symbols

    Following a massacre at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, a bipartisan mix of officials across the country is calling for the removal of Confederate flags and other symbols of the Confederacy from public places. Here's a look at what's...
  • The General Assembly's plea? No Contest.

    Feel like a sure bet? The 2016 House of Delegates will include at least 40 Republicans and 22 Democrats. The Senate? At least 10 Republicans and seven Democrats. That’s how many are running completely unopposed. Given the usual track record of...
  • VMRC revoke fishing licenses of Gloucester, Hampton watermen

    VMRC revoke fishing licenses of Gloucester, Hampton watermen
    The commercial fishing licenses and privileges of five local watermen were revoked Wednesday for numerous and repeated criminal violations, according to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. Four of them are from Gloucester County, one is from...
  • S. Carolina Gov. Haley: Fate of Confederate flag license plates up to lawmakers

    COLUMBIA, S.C. South Carolina lawmakers can decide what to do about a state specialty vehicle license plate that contains the Confederate flag next year, Gov. Nikki Haley's office said Wednesday. Haley wants the General Assembly to focus first on...
  • Opinion: Redistricting reform needed in Virginia to ensure a healthier democracy

     Opinion: Redistricting reform needed in Virginia to ensure a healthier democracy
    The Virginia Public Access Project, an invaluable resource for commonwealth residents, recently compiled some discouraging facts about this year's General Assembly elections. Though voters will determine who holds all 140 legislative seats this year,...
  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: June 25 Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on branding state: Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is West Virginia's CEO, and he's spent a lot of his time as governor "selling" West Virginia to investors, both...
  • Transportation board approves VDOT budget, funding formulas

    Transportation board approves VDOT budget, funding formulas
    The Commonwealth Transportation Board adopted its six-year spending plan Wednesday and put some crucial finishing touches on a new way to judge and fund state road projects. The votes laid out a $5.3 billion annual budget this year for the Virginia...