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  • 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...
  • Virginia General Assembly to vote on implementing autism insurance coverage

    Virginia General Assembly to vote on implementing autism insurance coverage
    Last year the General Assembly passed legislation that would require insurance companies to cover behavioral health therapy for autistic children, ages 2 to 6, with a cap on annual coverage costs of $35,000. The measure was slated to go into effect...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Whistle-blowers suing payday lender

    As the fight over banning payday lending in Washington, D.C., was reaching its climax last month, two former Check 'n Go managers in that region turned on their employer as whistle-blowers. William Harrod, who grew up in York County and trained at a...
  • Payday lender replacement?

    One of the most frequent questions payday lending opponents get from legislators about eliminating the industry is, "How will people using payday lenders get short-term loans?" The industry argues that people will bounce checks, go to other states or...
  • A slight difference of opinion

     
    Judge Westbrook J. Parker's ruling ordering the 40 Gloucester petitioners to cough up $2,000 apiece had no more than been filed before the American Civil Liberties Union started blasting away. Noting that the General Assembly passed a law this year...
  • Trying to read the tea leaves

     
    These data points from the Center for Survey Research at the University of Washington released last week are pretty dismaying: The Tea Party, the incipient movement that claims to be committed to reining in what they perceive as big government,......
  • Fort Monroe property leases in the offing

    Fort Monroe property leases in the offing
    HAMPTON – A real estate venture has formed as Fort Monroe starts a pre-leasing process for residential and commercial property on the base prior to the U.S. Army's departure in 16 months. Bill Armbruster, Executive Director of the Fort Monroe...
  • Who will pay bill for Fort Monroe?

    Who will pay bill for Fort Monroe?
    HAMPTON — When the U.S. Army vacates Fort Monroe in September 2011, the historic base's custodians will be left with a small city they must build and manage. But questions about funding for new infrastructure and daily management of the new...