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  • 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...

  • Md. governor travels to Ireland, Netherlands

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is visiting Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Netherlands. The governor is traveling first to Ireland and Northern Ireland as part of a congressional delegation led by the Faith and Politics Institute examining the historic divides on the...

  • Md. considers nesting platform for ospreys

    SANDY POINT, Md. (AP) — Maryland transportation officials say they're considering building a nesting platform for ospreys who insist on building and rebuilding nests in front of a traffic camera pointed at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The Maryland Transportation Authority tweeted Wednesday that...

  • 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...

  • WV judge orders Severance extradited to Va.

    WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A man wanted for questioning in relation to three unsolved slayings in Alexandria, Va., over the last decade has been ordered extradited to Virginia on an unrelated weapons charge. A West Virginia judge on Wednesday ordered 53-year-old Charles Severance extradited to...

  • Frederick, Md., deputy acquitted of assault

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Frederick County sheriff's deputy has been acquitted on a charge of assaulting a man outside a downtown Hagerstown bar. A Washington County judge found 44-year-old Kevin White of Hagerstown not guilty Tuesday after a nearly 10-hour bench trial. The 13-year-veteran of...

  • Carroll exits Frederick, Md., incinerator deal

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The future of proposed, waste-to-energy incinerator near Frederick is in question after Carroll County pulled out of the project. The Frederick County Commissioners said Tuesday that the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority is allowing Carroll County to exit a...

  • Judge approves Culpeper police shooting settlement

    CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — A judge has approved a $300,000 settlement of a lawsuit stemming from a fatal police shooting in Culpeper. Media outlets report that the family of Patricia Ann Cook will receive about $170,000 from the settlement. Nearly $130,000 will cover attorney's fees. The...

  • Police: Parakeets, eggs stolen from Manassas home

    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Police say 13 parakeets and six parakeet eggs have been stolen from a Manassas home. The theft last week is the second parakeet theft in the city in recent months. Police say two parakeets were stolen from another home in December. Manassas police spokeswoman Adrienne...

  • Woman pleads guilty to $144K theft from nonprofit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a 34-year-old Maryland woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $144,000 from an education nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., where she worked in accounting. Tabitha Harley-Williams of Upper Marlboro, Md., pleaded guilty Tuesday to interstate...

  • Police to step up festival traffic enforcement

    WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Police are planning a one-day traffic safety enforcement blitz during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. The Virginia State Police and the Frederick County Sheriff's Office are stepping up patrols on the county's highways Monday. State police say it is part of the...

  • Fire weather watch issued for Virginia

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Forestry has issued a fire weather watch for the entire state. The advisory issued Wednesday signals an increased threat of wildfires. Forestry officials say the watch has been issued because of predictions of low humidity and high winds,...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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  • Mitch McConnell, Judicial Activist

    "This is the best Supreme Court, if you’re interested in a free society and in the ability of Americans to participate in the political process with a minimum amount of government restrictions....

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