Archives: Virginia

  • Real estate markets in Prince George's County, PW County are on the mend

    Dean Bartoli Smith

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    Prince William and Prince George's counties, two Washington metro areas hard hit by foreclosures when the real estate bubble burst, are now on the mend. "Prince William worked through their foreclosure inventory more quickly than Prince George's County," said Lisa Sturtevant of the George...

  • The Washington Examiner local news team says goodbye after eight years

    Matt Connolly

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    The Washington Examiner ended local news coverage Friday, leaving behind an eight-year legacy of public service and watchdog journalism. Readers will remember the print edition for its aggressive coverage of crime and transportation issues, its local and regional enterprise stories and its...

  • Northern Virginia dominates statewide races this fall

    Steve Contorno

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    The battle for political control of Virginia began in earnest this week when the Democratic Party completed its ticket, and both parties are scrambling to convince an increasingly purple state that they're not the ideologues their opponents claim they are. Democrats nominated Sen. Ralph...

  • Thursday's storms bring reported tornadoes, but no widespread destruction

    Liz Essley

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    Two tornadoes were reported in Montgomery County, and tens of thousands of area residents lost power. But for much of the Washington region, Thursday's storm -- and the frenzy leading up to it -- turned out to be nothing but sound and fury. Residents reported funnel clouds near Olney and...

  • D.C. area outpaces nation in booming Asian, Hispanic growth

    Matt Connolly

    Yesterday

    The Washington region is gaining minorities at an even faster rate than the rapidly diversifying nation, according to census data releasedThursday, with Asian immigrants and Hispanic families leading the way. The District saw a 14.6 percent increase in its Hispanic population from 2010 to...

  • Virginia candidate E.W. Jackson admits past money problems, drug use

    Steve Contorno

    Updated: Wed, Jun 12, 2013

    The Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in Virginia, Chesapeake pastor E.W. Jackson, admitted Wednesday to past financial problems, including a bankruptcy and a slew of unpaid taxes in Massachusetts and Virginia. Jackson, in his first press conference since winning his party's...

  • Virginia company offers umbrellas by design

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett

    Updated: Wed, Jun 12, 2013

    Patio umbrellas are like outdoor window treatments, adding ambiance and personality to outdoor spaces. Emily's Umbrellas in Winchester, Va., offers single-sided and reversible outdoor umbrellas that can be personalized, such as with a photo or favorite print. "You can design them yourself,"...

  • Sen. Tim Kaine lobbies for immigration reform in Spanish floor speech

    Steve Contorno

    Published: Tue, Jun 11, 2013

    U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., might be just a freshman lawmaker, but on Tuesday he demonstrated he can speak Spanish at a senior level. Kaine, who spent part of his college years as a missionary in Honduras, became the first senator of recent memory to deliver a floor speech entirely in Spanish...

  • Ken Cuccinelli pushes workforce development in Southside Virginia

    Steve Contorno

    Published: Tue, Jun 11, 2013

    Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli vowed Tuesday to boost workforce training for the jobless to help drive down unemployment rates in areas of the state where it stubbornly remains high. Cuccinelli visited a pair of Southside businesses to announce a workforce development...