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  • Hampton health advocacy group ranked second in nation

    Hampton health advocacy group ranked second in nation
    HAMPTON Fifteen years ago, in a 10-by-10-foot room in Newport News, Nancy Davenport-Ennis went to work to help breast cancer patients get a fair shake from their insurance companies. She was motivated by the death of her friend Cheryl Grimmel, whose...
  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell: Keep uranium mining ban

    Gov. Bob McDonnell asked the Virginia General Assembly to keep in place a ban on uranium mining. “I have asked them not to take any action this session to allow us time to further evaluate the law and science concerning the mining of uranium, so...
  • Md., Va. governors compete nationally, but play nice at home

    Md., Va. governors compete nationally, but play nice at home
    Republican Gov. Robert McDonnell of Virginia made no secret about who he thought should win Maryland's 2010 gubernatorial campaign. It wasn't Martin O'Malley. Yet two months after O'Malley, a Democrat, sailed to victory, McDonnell showed up in...
  • General Assembly approves bill to let homeschoolers play sports at public schools

    The Virginia General Assembly voted 59-39 Wednesday to approve a bill that would allow homeschooled students to play on public school athletic teams. Click HERE to read the story from the Washington Post.
  • On same-sex marriage, O'Malley should heed O'Brien

    On same-sex marriage, O'Malley should heed O'Brien
    As a Catholic, a 20-year member of the Virginia General Assembly, the author of Virginia's 2006 voter-approved one-man, one-woman Constitutional Marriage Amendment, and a graduate ofMaryland public schools, I take issue with Gov. Martin O'Malley's...
  • Roanoke County History

    Founded: 1838 History:   Roanoke County was established by the Virginia Legislature. It was named Roanoke County because of the Roanoke River passing through the area. During early settlement Roanoke had many trains passing through this area. Later,...
  • Danville History

    Founded: 1793 History:   In 1728, William Byrd went exploring for the border between Virginia and North Carolina, but when he camped over night in the area now know as danville, he fell in love with the scenery. He decided to settle in this area....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • U.S. Senate: George Allen biography (Republican)

    U.S. Senate: George Allen biography (Republican)
    Name: George Allen Running for: U.S. Senate seat, Virginia Party: Republican Birthday: March 8, 1952 Official website: www.georgeallen.com Biography: He is the son of former NFL coach George Allen. The younger Allen was elected to the Virginia...