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  • President Obama signs Virginia disaster declaration following derecho storms

    President Obama signs Virginia disaster declaration following derecho storms
    President Obama has signed a major disaster declaration for Virginia following last month's severe storms. Several thousand people lost power across the Commonwealth, and several homes and businesses were damaged. The declaration means federal funding...
  • Weather throws off schedule at Dew Tour

    Dark clouds and a bit of rain was not enough to stop fans from packing the stands for the fourth and final day of the Pantech Beach Championships in Ocean City, but it was enough to delay the skate bowl final twice due to the rain-slicked surface of the...
  • Economic factors, contamination fears and the Locavore movement feed a boom in backyard vegetable growing

    Economic factors, contamination fears and the Locavore movement feed a boom in backyard vegetable growing
    "I can't wait until spring," says author Bill Alexander. "I miss lettuce. I haven't had any decent lettuce for months." He's not the only one waiting eagerly for the growing season to begin. All signs are that 2009 will be a banner year for vegetable...
  • Team of lone rangers scours the new Wild West

    Team of lone rangers scours the new Wild West
    High noon and the desert is hot as a wok, yet Tim Duncan is wearing body armor under his uniform. A handgun and a Taser hang from his belt. Next to him in the truck are a shotgun and an M-16 assault rifle with extra magazines. "Out here, you have to be...
  • Letters to the editor

    Obama at Notre Dame Re “Catholicism and politics,” editorial, April 1 The Times makes a poor case against well-founded Catholic criticism of Notre Dame's decision to invite President Obama to speak at graduation. A commencement speaker...
  • 'The Ballad of Blind Tom, Slave Pianist: America's Lost Musical Genius'

    The Ballad of Blind Tom, Slave Pianist America's Lost Musical Genius Deirdre O'Connell Overlook: 272 pp., $24.95 The name Blind Tom means nothing today, but in Civil War-era America, he was one of the greatest music stars going. Sightless, African...
  • Clinton, Obama spar over who's stronger in the general election

    Far from the snows of Maine and its Sunday caucuses, the two Democratic presidential rivals looked toward Tuesday's Potomac primaries in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, where 242 delegates are at stake, warring over who would make the...
  • Gay-marriage votes get diverse spins from activists

    After seven states affirmed traditional marriage -- and an eighth rebuffed the declaration that marriage should be confined to a union between one man and one woman -- activists for and against same-sex marriage disagreed Wednesday on the impact of...
  • Immigration roils small-town America

     
    by Jim Tankersley and Christi Parsons Fourth in an occasional series, United States of Anxiety MANASSAS, Va.--It's patrol day for Maureen Wood and Allison Kipp. Armed with a notebook and cell phone, the two friends set off in a minivan......
  • Bull Run: 5,000 casualties for the Union

     
    by Mark Silva MANASSAS, Va. -- With all the inaugural talk of the Lincolnesque train ride, the Lincoln Bible and President Barack Obama's own "team of rivals," we started thinking about the real thing, the union that Lincoln saved at......
  • Jobless claims strain state funds, offices

     
    by Frank James Today's labor market report with its alarming numbers, a 7.6 unemployment rate and 598,000 jobs lost in January, is a sign of even more stress to come for state unemployment funds which are being depleted around the......