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  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: March 17 Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on state's business climate: Expectations were high for the first session of the 82nd Legislature. After 83 years of the state being controlled by a...
  • Database, apps, coordination pitched to fight campus sexual assault at Virginia universities

    New ideas for grappling with sexual assault at Virginia universities are bubbling out of a state task force on the issue, including a potential new database of students dismissed over assault charges. That would go further than the Virginia General...
  • Attorney announces candidacy for York Board of Supervisors

    Attorney and fifth-generation York County resident Chad Green is seeking the Republican nomination for York County Board of Supervisors District 3. Donald Wiggins, who currently holds that seat, is not seeking another term. "Don Wiggins served the...
  • Senate ethics stalwart Ralph Smith is retiring

    You don't see this all that often in politics -- but every once in a while a well-established legislator with a lock on a seat decides it's time to step aside for the next generation. That's what state Sen. Ralph Smith, R-Roanoke County, is doing,...
  • Meeting set on proposed Ga. medical marijuana legislation

    State Rep. Allen Peake said Monday he will make a pitch to a powerful Senate committee later this week to meld two widely-divergent medical marijuana bills passed by the upper and lower chambers of the General Assembly. The Republican's bill would...
  • Governor OKs regulating seclusion, restraint in Va. schools

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a new law that reins in the use of seclusion and restraint as methods of controlling children in public schools. McAuliffe signed legislation Monday requiring the state Board of Education to develop regulations...
  • Bill passed, Dominion hopes to shield "irrelevant" info

    Dominion Virginia Power wants to give less information about its finances to state regulators, including what kind of profits its rates are designed to provide for investors. But some opponents, including Attorney General Mark Herring's office, are...
  • W.Va. Senate clears forced pooling bill for oil, gas rights

    The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill allowing some natural gas drilling even when mineral rights owners can't be found or won't agree to leases. The Senate approved the bill Saturday on a 24-10 vote. The proposal moves back to the House of...
  • Protecting privacy in Virginia

    We are pleased that the Daily Press called on the General Assembly to pass the "21st Century Fourth Amendment for Virginia" in a March 10 editorial ("Betraying our principles"). The proposed amendment was introduced in the 2015 session, but did not get...
  • Board of Supervisors contender Chad Green announces candidacy

    Board of Supervisors contender Chad Green announces candidacy
    Attorney and fifth-generation York County resident Chad Green announced Friday that he is seeking the Republican nomination for York County Board of Supervisors District 3. Donald Wiggins currently holds that seat and has said he is not seeking another...
  • Virginia state Senate races poised to be big-dollar affairs

    Minutes after the 2015 legislative session was complete, Gov. Terry McAuliffe told reporters he was going to make sure the partisan makeup of next year's session would be different. The Democratic governor predicted his party was going to retake...