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  • Gloucester schools respond to challenge by transgender student

    Gloucester schools respond to challenge by transgender student
    The Gloucester County School board has responded to a federal civil rights complaint filed by a Gloucester High School sophomore whose request to use the boys' bathrooms led to a policy limiting the facilities available to transgender students. In a...
  • 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,...
  • McAuliffe takes post-session victory lap, thanks assembly for bipartisanship

    McAuliffe takes post-session victory lap, thanks assembly for bipartisanship
    Virginia's optimist-in-chief burned through the superlatives Tuesday to described a legislative session that left him "overjoyed" by its bipartisan successes. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he was "so excited" by the way things turned out that he feels badly...
  • Veterans clinic at William and Mary gets $245,000 boost

    Veterans clinic at William and Mary gets $245,000 boost
    The College of William and Mary Law School has attracted attention from various corners for helping disabled veterans receive their benefits. Now the General Assembly has taken notice — to the tune of $245,000. State lawmakers approved that amount...
  • McAuliffe on bills, campaign season, Cuba, uranium and Clinton

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe spoke to an area group of bankers and business people today on the 23rd floor of the Richmond Federal Reserve building. And I'm going to warn you, there's not a ton of news here, so if you've heard the governor say "New Virginia...
  • Supreme Court remands in 3rd District gerrymander case

    Supreme Court remands in 3<sup>r</sup><sup>d</sup> District gerrymander case
    The U.S. Supreme Court sent Virginia's 3rd District gerrymander case back down the pipe on Monday, a move that brings Virginia another step closer to a redraw of its congressional map. The nation's highest court vacated and remanded a three-judge panel'...
  • 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...
  • 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...