| Mar 3, 2013
"Tell me something," my neighbor Babble was saying to me. "What do you think you'll do with your drone?"
Huh? What? I cleverly responded. What do you mean, my drone?
"You know, drones. Those mini-aircraft with no pilots, the ones that flit around and...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 7:06 AM
Pittsylvania County Delegate Don Merricks say he will not seek a 4th term in the Virginia House of Delegates. Merricks, a Republican who represents the 16th District, has been a member of the House since 2008. In a written statement, Merricks said he...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Former Delegate Chip Woodrum has died.
A Roanoke attorney, Woodrum represented western Virginia in the General Assembly for 24 years. He was 74 years old.
Woodrum first ran for the House of Delegates in 1979, winning the seat he would hold for over...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 12:19 PM
The State Senate adjourned Friday afternoon, leaving the vote on a transportation compromise until Saturday, the final day of the General Assembly session.
Earlier, members of the House of Delegates approved the legislation, the first major infusion...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Two pro-port privatization robocalls are floating around, and it's unclear who's behind them.
We broke the story in this morning's Daily Press about a call that blasts Virginia International Terminals' outgoing CEO Joe Dorto for his high salary and...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell enlisted the help of another popular Republican to push his education reforms.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal joined McDonnell at a news conference Friday morning in Richmond. Jindal said education reforms that have...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 11:55 AM
U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport news, has invited Virginia gun control activist Lori Haas to be his guest at President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address Tuesday.
Haas, whose daughter Emily was shot but survived the 2007 Virginia...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Starting July 1st, texting while driving will be a primary offense; you can be pulled over if an officer suspects you of doing it.
The big question: is it enforceable?
The short answer, it's going to be tough.
The ban on texting while driving...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:14 PM
In Virginia the most common tick bite comes from the Lone Star tick. "You'll pick up 50 to 100 Lone Stars for every one black-legged tick," said David Gaines, state entomologist. Yet Lyme Disease, carried exclusively by the immature black-legged, or...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Two Eastern Panhandle lawmakers have been named to the powerful Rules Committee in the West Virginia House of Delegates.
Dels. John Overington, R-Berkeley, and Daryl Cowles, R-Morgan, were among a number of committee appointments for the 81st...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 3:25 PM
The following is the full text of Gov. Bob McDonnell's 2013 State of the Commonwealth address:
Mr. Speaker. Mr. President.
Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the State Corporation Commission,
Ladies and Gentlemen of the General Assembly,...