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  • Pardoned Virginia man: No resentment for victim who identified him

    Pardoned Virginia man: No resentment for victim who identified him
    After 29 years of having little control over what he would do on any given day, newly pardoned ex-prisoner Michael McAlister is taking his time deciding how to spend it now that he is free. He has a concert to attend this weekend: Blind Boys of Alabama...
  • Va. attorney general: Localities have say over fracking

    Localities can prohibit or regulate a drilling process called hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas, Virginia's attorney general wrote in an advisory opinion. Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the nonbinding opinion at the request of Sen....
  • Wanna be a Va. Supreme Court judge?

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration put the word out today: It's looking for applicants for the Virginia Supreme Court seat opening soon. Among other things, this confirms something the governor's office wasn't quite ready to say when Justice LeRoy F....
  • Madge Wilson, one of Virginia's first female political journalists, dies

    Madge Wilson, one of Virginia's first female political journalists, dies
    Madge Wilson, a longtime Newport News reporter who covered politics when both politics and newsrooms were even more male-dominated than they are today, died May 4. Wilson spent 26 years as a political reporter and opinion editor for the Times-Herald,...
  • Virginia desperately needs substantive ethics rules to curb abuse by elected officials

     Virginia desperately needs substantive ethics rules to curb abuse by elected officials
    Don't be fooled by Virginia lawmakers counting ethics reform among the accomplishments of this year's General Assembly session. The tepid package of rules they passed in February leaves untouched some of the most profound flaws in state law. The one...
  • Dark money, taxpayer money, flow in redistricting lawsuits

    RICHMOND – In the high-dollar lawsuits that ultimately shape election maps in Virginia and across the country, there's often no telling where all of the money comes from. Taxpayers are expected to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to private...
  • Tebow bill fails; Senate shoots down drone bill changes

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe's veto of legislation that would have allowed home-schooled children to participate in public school sports will stand. The Virginia House of Delegates couldn't muster a two-thirds majority to overturn House Bill 1626, the so-called...
  • Virginia's civil asset forfeiture reform effort goes down again

    The Virginia Senate has set aside an effort to reform the state's civil asset forfeiture program, which allows law enforcement to seize property from people charged with various crimes. The decision was made this afternoon during the General Assembly'...
  • State Sen. Norment to replace Sen. Lucas on regional transportation board

    One of the most powerful state legislators in the senate will soon serve as a voting member of the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission. State Sen. Thomas K. Norment Jr., R-James City, was recently appointed by members of the...
  • Changes needed for Virginia's redistricting process

     Changes needed for Virginia's redistricting process
    Some of the most important negotiations in Richmond take place through passed notes and hushed conversations. They occur through emails whose authors hope will never see the light of day. When lawmakers draw district lines to determine your...
  • Developments on 2 fronts in Sweet Briar College's closure

    Sweet Briar College officials and opponents of its planned closure met Wednesday and promised to get together again later this month. The meeting, which included a mediator and 25 people with ties to the closure, concluded with a joint statement and an...