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  • Database, apps, coordination pitched to fight campus sexual assault at Virginia universities

    New ideas for grappling with sexual assault at Virginia universities are bubbling out of a state task force on the issue, including a potential new database of students dismissed over assault charges. That would go further than the Virginia General...
  • Attorney announces candidacy for York Board of Supervisors

    Attorney and fifth-generation York County resident Chad Green is seeking the Republican nomination for York County Board of Supervisors District 3. Donald Wiggins, who currently holds that seat, is not seeking another term. "Don Wiggins served the...
  • Senate ethics stalwart Ralph Smith is retiring

    You don't see this all that often in politics -- but every once in a while a well-established legislator with a lock on a seat decides it's time to step aside for the next generation. That's what state Sen. Ralph Smith, R-Roanoke County, is doing,...
  • A SYSTEM RIPE FOR ABUSE: Virginia lawmakers will refuse to approve substantive ethics reform until citizens demand it

    If the indictment and conviction of former Gov. Bob McDonnell can't spur Virginia lawmakers into passing substantive ethics reform, we have to wonder what will. Even with that unseemly episode casting a pall over the proceedings in Richmond this year,...
  • Protecting privacy in Virginia

    We are pleased that the Daily Press called on the General Assembly to pass the "21st Century Fourth Amendment for Virginia" in a March 10 editorial ("Betraying our principles"). The proposed amendment was introduced in the 2015 session, but did not get...
  • Board of Supervisors contender Chad Green announces candidacy

    Board of Supervisors contender Chad Green announces candidacy
    Attorney and fifth-generation York County resident Chad Green announced Friday that he is seeking the Republican nomination for York County Board of Supervisors District 3. Donald Wiggins currently holds that seat and has said he is not seeking another...
  • Ultra-low income limit set for GAP health care

    Ultra-low income limit set for GAP health care
    Since enrollment opened in mid-January, dozens of Peninsula residents have applied for the Governor's Access Program, or GAP, to receive primary care and mental health services through a federal waiver program open to Virginia residents aged between 21...
  • York court hears another oyster lawsuit

    York court hears another oyster lawsuit
    YORK — Anthony Bavuso was back in the York County Poquoson Circuit Court Thursday as a judge heard arguments in his most recent lawsuit against the county's Board of Supervisors. Bavuso has been in a legal battle with the county since the...
  • Kaine introduces Good Samaritan bill

    ¬†Back last summer, Sen. Tim Kaine sat in on a training session ‘way down in Southwest Virginia showing people how to administer naloxone, a drug that prevents overdoses. Earlier this year, he watched the Virginia General Assembly easily pass a...
  • Lawmakers make 10th Amendment, token gift arguments in McDonnell case

    Among the ten friend-of-the-court briefs Gov. Bob McDonnell's legal team filed Monday is one from nearly 40 current and former members of the House and Senate. They're almost exclusively Republican. Much of Virginia Beach is represented, as are the...
  • BETRAYING OUR PRINCIPLES: A right to privacy, once cherished in Virginia, has been undermined by technology and needs restoration

    In the earliest days of the American republic, Virginia mounted the most rigorous and vocal defense of individual liberty and personal privacy. Such provisions are prominent in the Virginia Declaration of Rights, and it was Virginians who authored and...