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  • Virginia Legislative Notebook: Uber, Lyft bill rolling

    Virginia Legislative Notebook: Uber, Lyft bill rolling
    Legislation that would build a permanent regulatory structure for ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft cleared an initial hurdle Monday in the Virginia General Assembly. The hard-fought bill continues to upset traditional cab drivers, who see Uber and...
  • Virginia Senate hands off bill on ensuring expanded contraception access for women

    Virginia Senate hands off bill on ensuring expanded contraception access for women
    On Monday, members of the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee referred SB1277 Contraceptive Equity to the Health Insurance Reform Commission, effectively killing the bill for 2015. Women's advocacy groups expressed their disappointment in this delay...
  • General Assembly decides new Supreme Court justice

    The General Assembly named a new Supreme Court Justice Tuesday, finalized a judgeship decision for the daughter of a controversial former state senator and sorted out a handful of Peninsula judgeships. For the Virginia Supreme Court, legislators...
  • Legislative notebook: In-state tuition for DREAMers survives

    Legislative notebook: In-state tuition for DREAMers survives
    RICHMOND – The Virginia Senate narrowly defeated legislation Tuesday that would have forbidden state universities from granting in-state tuition to young people in the country illegally. Senate Bill 722 was defeated 20-19. It went down on a...
  • Reader feedback Jan. 21: Gun control debated at Capitol, bill targeting payday loans thwarted, minimum wage increase bill dismissed

    Gun-control bills struggleto gain traction at Capitol Activists on both sides of the nation's gun debate lobbied a divided state government Monday, with Gov. Terry McAuliffe calling for gun control measures and the General Assembly's Republican...
  • Cooperate, for safety

    Sometime this year, if the statistical projections prove accurate, firearm deaths will surpass automobile accidents as the leading killer of Americans younger than 25. That strikes us as an astounding shift, one owed as much to safer cars and changing...
  • Clearly define limits

    In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Americans called on government to take all necessary measures to bolster national security. Citizens shocked by the death of nearly 3,000 people accepted the growth of an intrusive and pervasive...
  • Wait times at Hampton VA have worsened in recent years

    Wait times at Hampton VA have worsened in recent years
    Wait times at the Hampton VA Medical Center — reportedly among the longest in the country — have been getting worse, not better, over the last five years, according to documents obtained by the Daily Press under the Freedom of Information Act....
  • DP Buzz: Wrongful convictions

    Editor's note: "DP Buzz is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here...
  • It's in Poquoson's budget: $2,000 for training

    The City of Poquoson budgeted $2,000 this year to train employees in the city manager's office. The training is primarily for City Manager J. Randall Wheeler and occasionally for Assistant City Manager Judy Wiggins. Randall said he usually attends...
  • Some Peninsula perspectives from our citizen legislators on Virginia's needs

    One thing about a citizen legislature – you can sometimes really see how a legislator’s personal experience can shape Virginia law, as when Del. Monty Mason, D-Williamsburg, who takes a daily breather from his home office working on fraud...