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  • Fort Monroe Authority backs National Park

    Fort Monroe Authority backs National Park
    HAMPTON — The Fort Monroe Authority has backed the creation of a national park at the historic landmark that would have a larger footprint than recommended by the National Park Service last year. But significant parts of Fort Monroe would not be...
  • On tax reform, O'Malley can learn a lot from Virginia

    On tax reform, O'Malley can learn a lot from Virginia
    Gov. Martin O'Malley is planning to resume his fight for comprehensive tax reform during next year's regular legislative session. He is wise to do so. The business of fixing Maryland's structural deficit is unfinished. The projected budget shortfall is...
  • Gloucester attorney Ken Gibson joins race for Harvey Morgan's seat

    Gloucester attorney Ken Gibson has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for the 98th District seat being vacated by retiring Del. Harvey Morgan. Gibson is a former federal prosecutor and a former legal counsel for Virginia General Assembly...
  • Pollinators: Virginia gardener and bee lover launches Protect Pollinator license plate

    Pollinators: Virginia gardener and bee lover launches Protect Pollinator license plate
    Samantha Gallagher has loved bees since she was a child. As a adult, she still fosters that love and gardens for bees and butterflies, as well as other pollinators in her Alexandria gardens. She's also designed a Protect Pollinators plate which she...
  • Virginia passes ultrasound abortion bill fueling the fire in Pennsylvania

    Virginia passes ultrasound abortion bill fueling the fire in Pennsylvania
    A controversial bill requiring women to get an ultrasound before having an abortion is getting some new support. The Virginia General Assembly passed a similar measure last night that is fueling talks about Pennsylvania's proposed bill. This bill is...
  • Virginia Senate Democrats seek funding for mandated ultrasounds

    Virginia Senate Democrats seek funding for mandated ultrasounds
    During the 2012 legislative session, Gov. Bob McDonnell signed a Virginia General Assembly bill requiring women seeking abortions to undergo a mandatory ultrasound 24 hours before the procedure. Now, Senate Democrats are calling for funding for the...
  • 10 Peninsula women who made a difference

    10 Peninsula women who made a difference
    Women helped shape the Peninsula we know today, but their contributions are sometimes overlooked or obscured. Here are ten women who contributed to the physical, spiritual and cultural growth of this community. Some managed to make a mark on the world....
  • Mental health advocates oppose proposed restriction on drugs for Medicaid patients/Monday vote

    Mental health advocates oppose proposed restriction on drugs for Medicaid patients/Monday vote
    Eight Virginia health groups, from pediatricans to the Virginia chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, are urging the  General Assembly to reject the governor’s amendment restricting access to psychiatric medications for those on...
  • Virginia's school P.E. bill still in play

    Virginia's school P.E. bill still in play
    After a multi-year struggle to have the Virginia General Assembly pass legislation mandating physical education in schools as an antidote to the growing problem of chilhood obesity, advocacy groups reported a small victory Tuesday. Despite the governor's...
  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell visits NASA Wallops amid feud with Florida

    Gov. Bob McDonnell took a break Monday from back-to-back energy conferences in Richmond to visit the Eastern Shore. His destination: NASA Wallops Flight Facility. Interesting timing considering Virginia officials are feuding with Florida’s...
  • Virginia and Florida spar over human spaceflight, aircraft carrier

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Already sparring over an aircraft carrier, Florida and Virginia have locked horns on another issue: human spaceflight. NASA announced in July that it would order an environmental review of Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's...