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  • Tight state funding hits local classrooms hard

    Tight state funding hits local classrooms hard
    Money's still tight for schools years after the Great Recession — and with state support for schools barely at pre-recession levels, despite a 9 percent rise in state government revenue since then, the bite is felt most deeply in classrooms. On...
  • Jamestown's historic River

    In the unseasonably hot summer of 1619 along the banks of the James River, two seemingly insignificant events occurred within a few weeks of one another that would profoundly influence our history for centuries to come. The first was a gathering in...
  • Evidence fight points to secret redistricting talks in Virginia

    Evidence fight points to secret redistricting talks in Virginia
    Virginia House Republicans are fighting to keep hundreds of pages of documents secret as attorneys for Democratic groups push for full access, hoping to find something useful in an ongoing lawsuit over state election maps. The lawsuit targets 12...
  • Reader feedback May 2: Fatal motorcycle accident, car vandalized in Newport News, Virginia election maps scrutinized

    Lamenting fatal accident A 27-year-old woman has died from injuries she suffered in a motorcycle accident in the Denbigh section of Newport News earlier this week, police said. The woman died at the hospital in the early morning hours Thursday. The woman...
  • Full list of McAuliffe vetoes, bill actions

    We ran down the headlines a bit here, but below is a cut-and-past of the governor's veto messages and bill signings, all of which he anounced earlier today. Today the Governor announced that he has signed the following bills, which contained...
  • Va. governor vetoes bill limiting license plate readers

    Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday he had vetoed legislation aimed at restricting the use of automatic license plate readers. The governor said the legislation, which would have limited how long police could keep data unrelated to an active...
  • Notes and notables: Transparency Virginia report, a threatened non-profit, new school bus app

    Notes and notables: Transparency Virginia report, a threatened non-profit, new school bus app
    Marching orders Transparency Virginia, a coalition of nonprofits that advocate for openness in government, recently outlined a number of questionable practices at the General Assembly, such as the lack of recorded votes on a great many bills and...
  • Newport News lawyer named to 'Influential Women of Virginia' list

    Newport News lawyer named to 'Influential Women of Virginia' list
    Lindsey A. Carney, a partner with Newport News-based Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein law firm, has been selected as one of the 2015 "Influential Women of Virginia" by Virginia Lawyers Media, publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly and the Virginia...
  • Former Va. AG Ken Cuccinelli stays active in state politics

    Since leaving elected office at the beginning of last year, former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has helped start an oyster farm, sued the National Security Administration, led a U.S. Senate-focused conservative political action committee and founded...
  • Cuccinelli out of office, but not out of politics

    Cuccinelli out of office, but not out of politics
    RICHMOND — Since leaving elected office at the beginning of last year, former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has helped start an oyster farm, sued the National Security Administration, led a U.S. Senate-focused conservative political action...
  • Va. Supreme Court Justice Millette announces retirement

    Virginia Supreme Court Justice Leroy F. Millette Jr. has announced his retirement. In a news release issued by the court Tuesday, Millette said he will retire July 31. The 65-year-old Millette says he wants to spend more time with his family. Millette...