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  • Problems with Virginia's voting systems undermine confidence in our election results

    Problems with Virginia's voting systems undermine confidence in our election results
    The Virginia Board of Elections took the necessary step last week of voting to decertify a certain type of voting machine used in 30 localities, including in York County. A recent report by the Department of Elections found serious security flaws in those...
  • Virginia Supreme Court: Dominion can't bypass local zoning for new power line project

    Virginia Supreme Court: Dominion can't bypass local zoning for new power line project
    The Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the State Corporation Commission was wrong in exempting the state's largest electricity provider from needing local approval for a crucial part of its proposed James River power line. The high court said...
  • It's in York's budget: $7,000 for advertising

    York County budgeted $7,000 this year to advertise Planning Commission meetings in the Daily Press. The county must advertise its meetings in order to comply with the Code of Virginia. The county is required to advertise each Planning Commission public...
  • Your state legislators are keeping you in the dark

    Your state legislators are keeping you in the dark
    Members of the General Assembly evidently think very little of you, Virginia. They don't think you should be involved in their work. Don't worry your little heads about what goes on in Richmond. Better that you leave so complicated a task to the...
  • Virginia Supreme Court: Dominion can't bypass James City zoning for new power line project

    Virginia Supreme Court: Dominion can't bypass James City zoning for new power line project
    JAMES CITY — The Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the State Corporation Commission was wrong in exempting the state's largest electricity provider from needing local approval for a crucial part of its proposed James River power line. The...
  • Gift rules clear General Assembly

    Gift rules clear General Assembly
    State legislators approved a $100 gift cap Friday, tightening ethics rules in a number of places, but leaving the hint of loopholes in others that lawmakers from both sides of the aisle agreed they'll likely have to look at again next year. Virginia's...
  • When the Virginia General Assembly wraps up, let the fundraising begin

    When the Virginia General Assembly wraps up, let the fundraising begin
    The money season in Virginia politics got underway last month with the end to the state's legislative session, and the close of the state's in-session fundraising ban. And after Wednesday's deadline to file campaign finance forms with the state Board of...
  • Mandatory judicial retirement still at issue for assembly

    It remains to be seen whether Virginia's extension of the mandatory judicial retirement age will affect sitting judges in the state's circuit, district and juvenile courts. Legislation extending retirement from age 70 to 73 passed the General Assembly...
  • Eight years after tragic Virginia Tech shooting, few strides made on the issues it illuminated

    Eight years after tragic Virginia Tech shooting, few strides made on the issues it illuminated
    People across Virginia — indeed, around the world — will pause this morning to remember the 32 students and instructors killed eight years ago on the campus of Virginia Tech. They will pay tribute to the lives of those lost, including Lauren...
  • Virginia to fast-track veteran care centers

    Virginia to fast-track veteran care centers
    Virginia is moving to put two long-hoped-for nursing homes for veterans on a fast track by pushing ahead with state funding without waiting for Washington to kick in its share. Gov. Terry McAuliffe proposed amendments to two bills authorizing veterans...
  • Virginia politics with a side of fish

    Virginia politics with a side of fish
    The Wakefield Ruritans hosted their 67th annual Shad Planking Wednesday in the woods in Sussex County. The outing historically has combined oily, boney fish with glad-handing politicians, but few of the latter were on site this year. The General...