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  • Sunday hunting legislation clears Virginia General Assembly

    There will be no Sabbath for the Great Prince of the Forest. Legislation to allow hunting on Sundays in Virginia has passed the General Assembly and will await a signature from Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who has indicated support of the bills. Earlier this...
  • Did the House bluff moderate Senate Republicans?

    A few questions remain about just what happened last night as the Virginia General Assembly tinkered with some Medicaid language in its budget. Republicans who don't want to see Medicaid expand came into the day as the obvious winners. Then they doubled...
  • Full list of McAuliffe's University board appointments

    We focused on board of visitors appointments at Christopher Newport University here, but here's full list of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's appointments. Just a cut and paste from the governor's announcement yesterday. There are a number of notables....
  • Pence pens letter, backs budget decoupling in Virginia

    If you had Virginia's Medicaid/budget debate turning into a tug-of-war over Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, then stand up and shout BINGO wherever you are, because you win, forever. Pence is the latest stick Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been using to poke House...
  • Thousands in Hampton, Newport News eligible for expanded Medicaid

    Thousands in Hampton, Newport News eligible for expanded Medicaid
    More than 9,000 residents of Newport News and 6,000 in Hampton would qualify for health coverage under the expanded Medicaid guidelines allowed by the Affordable Care Act, according to an analysis released this week by the Richmond-based nonprofit, The...
  • Full Puckett resignation statement

    This went out late this afternoon, from state Sen. Phil Puckett, to explain the resignation he tendered over the weekend: On Saturday, June 7, I mailed a letter to Senator Charles Colgan, President Pro Tempore   of the Senate of Virginia resigning...
  • Norment: "a variety of individuals," but no quid pro quo

    A number of people spoke to state Sen. Phil Puckett in the weeks leading up to his resignation, but the apparent deal that led to him stepping down didn't come out of the Senate, chamber Republican leader Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment Jr. told reporters...
  • Schools crack down on e-cigarettes as popularity booms

    Schools crack down on e-cigarettes as popularity booms
    The Newport News School Board revised its student policy handbook last week to ban electronic cigarettes on all school property. The policy applies to staff, students and spectators at school-sponsored events. E-cigarettes have boomed in popularity in...
  • Outdoors? Make regular checks for ticks

    Outdoors? Make regular checks for ticks
    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...
  • Mystery swirls around ports privatization robocalls

    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...
  • Baltimore drivers lose $1,800 a year to bad roads and congestion, report says

    Baltimore drivers lose $1,800 a year to bad roads and congestion, report says
    Bad roads and congestion cost Baltimore-area drivers nearly $1,800 a year in lost time, vehicle repairs and wasted gas, according to a study released Thursday by TRIP, a national transportation industry group. The report says two-thirds of the region'...