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  • Indiana lawmakers should take religious freedom cues from Virginia

    Indiana lawmakers should take religious freedom cues from Virginia
    The recent controversy in Indiana over a bill aimed at protecting religious freedom should have Virginians feeling rather self-satisfied. After all, the commonwealth navigated those turbulent waters quite some time ago. Yes, the state passed a similar...
  • Tight state funding hits local classrooms hard

    Tight state funding hits local classrooms hard
    Money's still tight for schools years after the Great Recession — and with state support for schools barely at pre-recession levels, despite a 9 percent rise in state government revenue since then, the bite is felt most deeply in classrooms. On...
  • At Christopher Newport University, a pitch for more state building money

    At Christopher Newport University, a pitch for more state building money
    University leaders pitched state budget writers on $175 million or so in new building projects Monday, asking for a library addition at Christopher Newport University and a new home for the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's genetic oyster research...
  • Man behind Loretta Sanchez 'war cry' video raised money for Kamala Harris

    Man behind Loretta Sanchez 'war cry' video raised money for Kamala Harris
    The California Democratic Convention was abuzz last night after a video circulated on social media showing U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez making a cringe-inducing gaffe just days after she announced her entrance into the U.S. Senate race. Sanchez, who...
  • Pardoned Virginia man: No resentment for victim who identified him

    Pardoned Virginia man: No resentment for victim who identified him
    After 29 years of having little control over what he would do on any given day, newly pardoned ex-prisoner Michael McAlister is taking his time deciding how to spend it now that he is free. He has a concert to attend this weekend: Blind Boys of Alabama...
  • Norment: Feds say blackmailer allegations groundless

    Norment: Feds say blackmailer allegations groundless
    Federal prosecutors investigating a blackmail attempt against state Sen. Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment, R-James City, also checked the extortionist's allegations against him and found them groundless, Norment said Wednesday. The extortionist, Christopher...
  • Wanna be a Va. Supreme Court judge?

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration put the word out today: It's looking for applicants for the Virginia Supreme Court seatĀ opening soon. Among other things, this confirms something the governor's office wasn't quite ready to say when Justice LeRoy F....
  • Madge Wilson, one of Virginia's first female political journalists, dies

    Madge Wilson, one of Virginia's first female political journalists, dies
    Madge Wilson, a longtime Newport News reporter who covered politics when both politics and newsrooms were even more male-dominated than they are today, died May 4. Wilson spent 26 years as a political reporter and opinion editor for the Times-Herald,...
  • Virginia desperately needs substantive ethics rules to curb abuse by elected officials

     Virginia desperately needs substantive ethics rules to curb abuse by elected officials
    Don't be fooled by Virginia lawmakers counting ethics reform among the accomplishments of this year's General Assembly session. The tepid package of rules they passed in February leaves untouched some of the most profound flaws in state law. The one...
  • Dark money, taxpayer money, flow in redistricting lawsuits

    RICHMOND – In the high-dollar lawsuits that ultimately shape election maps in Virginia and across the country, there's often no telling where all of the money comes from. Taxpayers are expected to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to private...
  • Route 460 expansion: It's time to hit the brakes

    Route 460 expansion: It's time to hit the brakes
    Virginia officials first proposed expanding U.S. 460 to improve commercial connectivity to a key population center and bolster evacuation capacity in the probability of tropical weather zeroing in on Hampton Roads. Since then, the commonwealth has...