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  • Women's History Month: Daily Press readers honor Virginia women of distinction

    Earlier this month, we asked readers to tell us who should be honored as a woman of distinction during Women's History Month. Whether a relative or friend, a public official or an unsung hero, we wanted your input. We received quite a few responses from...
  • McAuliffe reworks ethics bill, will veto Tebow, gun bills

    McAuliffe reworks ethics bill, will veto Tebow, gun bills
    RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced his package of vetoes and bill amendments Friday, including major revisions to ethics reforms legislators passed in the closing hours of this year's legislation session. McAuliffe will suggest 53 changes to...
  • Governor proposes tighter gift caps for state lawmakers

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants state lawmakers to enact stricter limits on gifts from lobbyists they can receive as the state's elected officials continue to grapple with ethics reform in the wake of former Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption scandal....
  • Virginia becomes 11th "Right to Try" state -- terminal patients given green light to use investigative drugs

    Virginia becomes 11th "Right to Try" state -- terminal patients given green light to use investigative drugs
    On Thursday, March 26, 2015, Gov.Terry McAuliffe signed HB 1750— the Virginia Right To Try Act — into law. The Goldwater Institute, an advocate for "Right to Try," issued this statement: "The Virginia House and Senate passed the bill in...
  • SCOTUS Alabama decision may affect Virginia election maps

    SCOTUS Alabama decision may affect Virginia election maps
    A divided U.S. Supreme Court handed down a victory Wednesday for black legislative leaders in Alabama, and the decision may signal a coming win for Virginia Democrats fighting Republican-drawn election maps here. The court's 5-4 decision sends Alabama...
  • Beer for CW and other state Senate successes for the Peninsula

    The interests of Virginia's General Assembly range widely and wonderfully, as a look at how our state Senators' legislative initiatives fared. So, Colonial Williamsburg will be able to receive royalties from the sale of beer that uses historically...
  • Jim Bourey, the runner in charge in Newport News

    Jim Bourey, the runner in charge in Newport News
    Jim Bourey says he's not like most city managers. The man who leads Newport News city government — after rising each morning at 4 a.m. to get in a 15- to 18-mile run — believes it is important for a city manager to have a high profile and to...
  • Expedited SOL retakes this year for Virginia middle schoolers

    Expedited SOL retakes this year for Virginia middle schoolers
    Elementary and middle school students who narrowly miss a passing grade on their state Standards of Learning tests this year will be able to re-take the test quickly. The Virginia Board of Education is set to approve the new policy Thursday, following...
  • Virginia Supreme Court decision leads to business tax refunds

    Virginia Supreme Court decision leads to business tax refunds
    Peninsula localities could be compelled to refund millions of dollars in business, professional and occupation license (BPOL) taxes they have already collected after a Virginia Supreme Court ruling reversed a lower court's decision how out-of-state...
  • Crime & Legal Issues: State Attorney General Mark Herring to make stop in York County

    Crime & Legal Issues: State Attorney General Mark Herring to make stop in York County
    Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring will come to York County this week to meet with law enforcement officials as part of his second "public safety tour" around the state. Last year, lots of law enforcement officials who Herring met with talked...
  • Women's Health still critical

    There are numerous threats to the American economy from outside our borders but the biggest threat may come from within. America has been the world's largest economy for more than a century and, increasingly, women are the driving force in our economic...