| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Lacey Putney has served in the Virginia General Assembly longer than anyone else, but in the beginning a long legislative career wasn't part of the plan.
"My law practice was just getting under way and I didn't think that I could afford to be away from...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:57 PM
The Maryland General Assembly gave final approval Friday to Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed gas tax increase, raising costs for motorists while providing an infusion of hundreds of millions of dollars a year for new roads and mass transit projects.
| Mar 22, 2013
— The unlikely meeting that took place Wednesday at the Virginia Beach Courthouse said a lot about Navy veteran Ted Olsen, both the good and the bad.
In November, Olsen, 38, landed in jail after being accused of a vandalism spree in his Virginia...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Gov. Bob McDonnell wants to prohibit abortion coverage through insurance plans purchased through the federally run health care exchange that will serve Virginia.
The Republican governor added the amendment to health reform legislation that passed the...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Veteran state lawmaker Lacey Putney (I-Bedford) says he will not seek another term in the Virginia House of Delegates.
Putney made the announcement in a news release Wednesday.
"When first elected in 1961," Putney said, "I had no plans to seek a...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 6:58 PM
Jefferson County Democrat Stephen Skinner was one of only four members of the West Virginia House of Delegates — all Democrats — who voted against a bill calling for the repeal of local gun control laws.
The bill passed the House 94-4 with...
| 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...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Delegate Anne Crockett-Stark won't run for a fifth term in the General Assembly. Crockett-Stark made the announcement Wednesday.
Crockett-Stark was elected in 2005 as a Republican. Her district includes Carroll, Wythe and Smyth counties.
| May 13, 2013
| 7:40 PM
A market analysis study that looks at the economic sustainability of a multiuse stadium in Fredericksburg, Va., was unveiled Monday, and concludes that there is a demand for such a facility there, according to a Fredericksburg Economic Development...
| May 1, 2013
Elected officials should trust the judgment of voters
To the editor:
The 2013 legislative session at the West Virginia State House was not yet completed when another delegate quietly approached me at my desk in the chamber of the West Virginia House...