Bob McDonnell and Creigh Deeds would think twice about wanting to win the race for governor if they’d read the latest edition of TheVirginia Newsletter, written by public finance expert Jim Regimbald. The headline of his essay says it all: “Virginia’s State Budget—A Train Wreck About to Happen.”
Once again looking at state revenues that fell below expectations in September, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said Tuesday that “austere” is the word to describe the two-year budget he will prepare for his successor.
Fun fact: medical marijuana is now legal in Virginia.
A Virginia Supreme Court decision that overturned a conviction for drunken driving could result in the commonwealth’s intoxicated drivers being given “one free swerve” before being pulled over, with potentially disastrous consequences, U.S. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote Tuesday.
A Northern Virginia man is charged with indecent exposure after a passerby spotted him naked in his own kitchen.
Although a wife didn’t earn income on her college degree until after the parties separated, she used her college loans for living expenses, and the Court of Appeals agrees husband must pay $11,000 of her college loan debt.
When a state legislator is being investigated for possible ethical misconduct, most Virginians want the inquiry made public, according to a new poll.
STAUNTON — On Tuesday The News Leader submitted a written objection to the offices of the Staunton City School Board and Staunton City Council for a planned joint meeting, arguing that the meeting can’t be conducted in closed session as planned because the subject matter isn’t covered by exemptions to the state open-meeting law.
Naval Weapons Station Yorktown has emerged as one of three finalists — whittled from an original pool of 35 bases — for consolidation of several Marine Corps anti-terrorism units.
Newport News – Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding this week received a $12.1 million contract for repairs and modernization work on the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier.
In the months leading up to the 2008 presidential election, voter registration applications soared both in Danville and around the country.
A plan to boost rates on the Dulles Toll Road is expected to move forward Wednesday despite widespread opposition from commuters.
Don’t let the pretty bricks fool you. This crosswalk in downtown Vienna is no fun if you have to walk on it. Wide curb radii make it much more difficult to cross because a) they lengthen the walking distance, and b) motorists are encouraged to take turns without stopping or looking for pedestrians.
WASHINGTON — Tuition and fees for public four-year colleges are now $7,020 on average and for private colleges $26,273, the College Board reported Tuesday, with prices rising faster in the public sector.
Pam Graves knew that if she wanted to make a better life for her daughter it meant getting her GED.
Are the Beach’s two magnet schools too big or too small? Do they need to be in separate buildings at all?
Loudoun County budget officers dipped into public school reserves to help fill a $28 million revenue shortfall this week, surprising the School Board, which was saving money for the lean years expected ahead.
The Richmond Slave Trail Commission yesterday released its vision to develop a $100 million to $150 million heritage site in Shockoe Bottom, including a slavery museum, an African-American genealogical center and a glass-enclosed Lumpkin’s Jail archeological site.
Despite an aggressive campaign to get her kicked off Loudoun’s chief advisory health board, a lobbyist who worked against autism legislation last year in Richmond was confirmed Tuesday to a third term.
Gov. Timothy M. Kaine put his bare arm into the public health campaign for flu prevention Tuesday in Lynchburg, getting his shot for seasonal flu during a clinic at Linkhorne Middle School.
The graduation rate for Hispanic students in Northern Virginia remained far below that of other students, despite pockets of improvement, according to numbers released Tuesday by the state’s department of education.
The parking valet was just trying to be friendly. “So, are you here for the race?” he asked as my mother and I stepped out of her SUV at a Richmond hotel. “No,” we replied, smiling, and wondered: Did we, a pair of Ann Taylor-wearing 50- and 30-something women really look like NASCAR fans?
Loudoun County’s budget outlook is getting worse, prompting officials to warn of looming employee layoffs and deep cuts to services.
In the past year, the number of women and men seeking assistance from Fairfax County regarding domestic violence has risen, according to officials with local organizations.
WOODSTOCK — The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to finance the courthouse and Safeway building projects through the Virginia Resources Authority.
A spokesman for the Alleghany/Roanoke City Health Districts said frustrated callers should keep trying to make appointments for their school-aged children to receive free vaccinations Thursday against the 2009 H1N1 flu.
Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia has named two new laureates for the 19th Annual Southwest Virginia Business Hall of Fame – Spencer Frantz of Graham White Manufacturing and Claudia Whitworth, publisher of The Roanoke Tribune.
RICHMOND, Va. — More than 150 years after Virginia’s last native elk was killed, game officials may try to populate the state’s southwest corner with its bigger, buff-colored cousin — the Rocky Mountain elk.