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NC bill would require political 'team tickets'

NC bill would require political 'team tickets'The state Constitution would be amended to require voters to choose between "team tickets" in general elections.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Virginia News

Urgent need to fund transportation, Va. officials warn

Urgent need to fund transportation, Va. officials warnOfficials want long-term funding so badly-needed projects won't be stopped.
  • Virginia News
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Virginia News

McDonnell: Favors were routine courtesies, not bribery

McDonnell: Favors were routine courtesies, not briberyBob & Maureen McDonnell accepted $165,000+ in gifts & loans from former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams.
  • Virginia News
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Va. AG files brief in support of Obama immigration plan

Va. AG files brief in support of Obama immigration planVirginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the government's bid to end a judge's roadblock of the Obama administration's immigration plan.
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks ago
Politics

Dept. of Elections identifies serious security concerns with some voting machines

Dept. of Elections identifies serious security concerns with some voting machinesThe Department of Elections released an interim report that identified serious concerns with voting equipment used across Virginia. In response to the widely reported issues experienced by several voters during the November 2014 General Election, Governor McAuliffe...
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Obama's pocket veto on shaky legal ground, experts say

Obama's pocket veto on shaky legal ground, experts sayObama uses a controversial - and some say unconstitutional - tool.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Indictments dismissed against former Va. legislator

Indictments dismissed against former Va. legislatorFormer Virginia Del. Joseph D. Morrissey is no longer facing felony charges related to a sex scandal involving a teenager.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Gov. McAuliffe wooing Indiana businesses

Gov. McAuliffe wooing Indiana businessesTerry McAuliffe said VA is a business-friendly state that does "not discriminate against our friends and neighbors."
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Prosecutors: Evidence supports McDonnell's convictions

Prosecutors: Evidence supports McDonnell's convictionsThe appeals court has scheduled arguments in the case for May 12.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

NC lawmakers sidetrack bid to legalize medical marijuana

NC lawmakers sidetrack bid to legalize medical marijuanaNC lawmakers sidetrack bid to legalize medical marijuana
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Disgraced Va. lawmaker leaves House seat to run for Senate

Disgraced Va. lawmaker leaves House seat to run for SenateA disgraced lawmaker who was jailed for a sex scandal involving a teenager has vacated his seat in the House of Delegates to run for the state Senate.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Cruz launches campaign at world's largest Christian college

Cruz launches campaign at world's largest Christian collegeSen. Ted Cruz showed he was a candidate in a hurry early Monday morning, announcing his presidential candidacy on Twitter just after midnight, several hours before the official launch at the college founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell Monday morning.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Webb inching towards decision on presidential run

Webb inching towards decision on presidential runFormer Senator Jim Webb to make decision in Spring, which starts Friday
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Jim Webb meets Dems looking for Clinton alternative

Jim Webb meets Dems looking for Clinton alternativeThe former Virginia senator says he'll decide this spring whether to challenge Hillary Rodham Clinton.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Virginia News

Document details Maureen McDonnell's would-be testimony

Document details Maureen McDonnell's would-be testimonyThe affidavit says she hid gifts from Jonnie Williams because she figured her husband would make her return them.
  • Virginia News
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Reaction to the passing of Meyera Oberndorf

Reaction to the passing of Meyera OberndorfReaction to the passing of Meyera Oberndorf
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Breastfeeding in public in Virginia now legal

Breastfeeding in public in Virginia now legalUntil this law passed, Virginia only allowed public breastfeeding on grounds owned by the Commonwealth.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Politics

NC gov. releases budget blueprint

NC gov. releases budget blueprintThe current year's budget is $21 billion
  • Politics
  • 2 months ago
Politics

Report: Clinton only used personal e-mail at State

Report: Clinton only used personal e-mail at StateHer use of personal e-mail may have violated federal regulations.
  • Politics
  • 2 months ago
Politics

Report: Clinton only used personal e-mail at State

Report: Clinton only used personal e-mail at StateIf true, her use of personal e-mail may have violated federal regulations.
  • Politics
  • 2 months ago
Politics

What could a Homeland Security shutdown mean?

What could a Homeland Security shutdown mean?Our Q&A explains what could happen next.
  • Politics
  • 2 months ago
Politics

House fails to pass funding bill for homeland security

House fails to pass funding bill for homeland securityThe Department of Homeland Security appeared headed for a partial shutdown Friday as House leaders failed to garner enough votes to pass a stopgap measure to keep the agency funded for three more weeks.
  • Politics
  • 2 months ago
Politics

Senate passes homeland security bill House won't support

Senate passes homeland security bill House won't supportThe House passed a three-week stopgap spending bill Friday to keep the Department of Homeland Security funded and prevent a partial shutdown of the agency.
  • Politics
  • 2 months ago
Health

McAuliffe signs marijuana oils for epilepsy bill

McAuliffe signs marijuana oils for epilepsy billThe law allows possession of the oils with written certification by a doctor that the treatment is needed.
  • Health
  • 2 months ago
Bob McDonnell

Maureen McDonnell sentence: 1 year, 1 day in prison

Maureen McDonnell sentence: 1 year, 1 day in prisonMaureen McDonnell will be free pending her appeal.
  • Bob McDonnell
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Politics

Bill to arm Va. school officers with stun guns fails

Bill to arm Va. school officers with stun guns failsSecurity officers are not sworn law enforcement officers and are not allowed to be armed under current law.
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Politics

"Tebow bill" passed by Virginia lawmakers

"Tebow bill" passed by Virginia lawmakersThe bill leaves it up to local school boards to implement the policy to allow home-schooled students to participate in public school sports.
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

McAuliffe signs law regulating ride-sharing companies

McAuliffe signs law regulating ride-sharing companiesThe ride-sharing companies use smartphone apps to dispatch drivers who use their personal vehicles to give people rides.
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Bill would let schools avoid snow make-up days

Bill would let schools avoid snow make-up daysThe state Board of Education would be allowed to grant a waiver if emergencies keep schools from meeting requirements.
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Health

General Assembly OKs marijuana oils for epilepsy

General Assembly OKs marijuana oils for epilepsyParents told lawmakers their children have debilitating side effects from taking legal drugs.
  • Health
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
News

Va. legislature OKs marijuana oils for treating epilepsy

Va. legislature OKs marijuana oils for treating epilepsyThe measure allows possession of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil with written certification by a doctor.
  • News
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

House passes $100 cap on gifts to lawmakers

House passes $100 cap on gifts to lawmakersEthics reform has been a hot topic in Virginia politics since the indictment and sentencing of Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) on federal corruption charges.
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

House passes campus sexual assault reporting bills

House passes campus sexual assault reporting billsThe bills are designed to strengthen reporting of sexual assaults on college campuses and protect students.
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Breastfeeding freedom bill clears Virginia legislature

Breastfeeding freedom bill clears Virginia legislatureA mother can breastfeed her baby in any place where she is lawfully present.
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Virginia News

Virginia to consider taking more DNA samples

Virginia to consider taking more DNA samplesDNA collection in criminal cases is growing with most states now taking it in at least some misdemeanors.
  • Virginia News
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Local

Virginia balloon release bill defeated

Virginia balloon release bill defeatedVirginia Beach Senator Jeff McWaters says too many balloons are being found in Virginia's waterways.
  • Local
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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