More Virginia Articles

  • Poll: Majority oppose Va. Medicaid expansion

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new poll shows that the majority of Virginians oppose a plan favored by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to use federal Medicaid funds to provide health insurance to low-income residents. A poll from Christopher Newport University's Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy poll...

  • Officials seek grant for Richmond rapid bus system

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State and local governments are applying for a federal grant to pay for a new 7.5-mile rapid bus transit system in Richmond. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Thursday it was seeking federal help to pay for the $49.8 million proposal. The envisioned rapid bus line...

  • Fire damages Bedford sawmill, no injuries

    BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Bedford County fire officials are investigating a fire at a sawmill that caused an estimated $75,000 in damage. Bedford County Fire Chief Brad Creasy tells media outlets that no one was injured. The fire occurred Wednesday afternoon at Central Virginia Pallet and Stake...

  • Freedom of information training video available

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new training video is available to help Virginia's more than 4,000 public board and commission members understand the state's Freedom of Information Act. The eight-minute video was put together by the State Council of Higher Education, the Attorney General's Office and...

  • Postal workers to protest in Richmond

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Postal workers are planning a protest at a Staples store in Richmond. It is part of an American Postal Workers Union protest spanning 27 states Thursday. The workers are opposing the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with store employees. Last...

  • Events set for Jamestown's 407th anniversary

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A celebration of the 407th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, America's first permanent English settlement, is set for May 10. Jamestown Day will feature a variety of entertainment and educational programs at two local attractions. Historic Jamestown is the...

  • Virginia lawmakers sustain McAuliffe vetoes

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has successfully vetoed two religious expression bills and legislation that would have granted people who receive red-light tickets the right to contest citations in circuit court. The Virginia Senate voted Wednesday to uphold McAuliffe's vetoes...

  • Slain sailor to be awarded Navy medal

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 24-year-old sailor who was shot and killed aboard a Navy destroyer while trying to protect another will be awarded a medal for heroism. The Navy says Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo of Hagerstown, Md. will be posthumously awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal. The...

  • Court upholds NC gang member's death sentence

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a gang member's death sentence for killing two brothers at a North Carolina restaurant. A divided three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on Wednesday rejected several claims by Alejandro Enrique Ramirez...

  • Va. toll road could cost $500m, not be built

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's aggressive push to build a toll road parallel to U.S. 460 from Suffolk to Petersburg may wind up costing taxpayers between $400 million to $500 million — with no road to show for it. Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne told perturbed...

  • U.Va. visitors approve 4.3 in-state tuition hike

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia's Board of Visitors has approved a 4.3 tuition increase for in-state students. The increase approved Wednesday is effective for the upcoming academic year. The increase includes all mandatory fees for first-year undergraduate students. The...

  • Norfolk attorney pleads guilty in fraud case

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk attorney has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole more than $2 million from real estate trust accounts. U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente's office says 44-year-old David R. Flynn pleaded guilty Wednesday to mail fraud and unlawful monetary transactions. Flynn owns...

  • USAF: Colombia crash caused by plane hitting hill

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An Air Force investigation says a plane crash that killed four people in Colombia this past fall occurred when the plane's pilots failed to stay over water and slammed into a hill. In October, three Americans and one Panamanian were killed while conducting drug...

  • Shipbuilding apprentices offered ODU degrees

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Virginia's largest industrial employer signed an agreement with Old Dominion University on Wednesday to allow some of its apprentices to earn a bachelor's degree while they complete their apprenticeship program. Newport News Shipbuilding is the only shipbuilder in the...

  • In richest U.S. county, 31 percent work for government

    Those who live in this nation's richest county and those who live its poorest have an important thing in common: a disproportionate dependence on government.



From the Weekly Standard

  • The Closing of the Academic Mind

    From Brandeis on the Atlantic to Azusa on the Pacific, an iron curtain has descended across academia. Behind that line lie all the classrooms of the ancient schools of America. Wesleyan, Brown,...

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    When the Republican National Committee adopted a new primary calendar in January, few people fully thought through the impact. Successfully and necessarily fighting the last war, Chairman Reince...

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  • NATO Is Still the Answer

    The continuing Ukraine crisis raises both a critical “what if?” question and a pressing policy issue. What if, in April 2008, the Europeans had not rejected President Bush’s proposal to...

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