| Apr 20, 2013
— When Mathew Vance began looking for a job in Hampton Roads, he had plenty of experience to sell.
The 30-year-old Wyoming native had been a combat medic in the Army and later in the Texas Army National Guard. He had deployed twice to Iraq,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:56 PM
All six Eastern Panhandle Republican members of the West Virginia House of Delegates voted against a bill that requires central office administrators to substitute for absent teachers three days a year.
Senate Bill 80 was sent Tuesday to Gov. Earl Ray...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:57 PM
The Maryland General Assembly gave final approval Friday to Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed gas tax increase, raising costs for motorists while providing an infusion of hundreds of millions of dollars a year for new roads and mass transit projects.
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Lacey Putney has served in the Virginia General Assembly longer than anyone else, but in the beginning a long legislative career wasn't part of the plan.
"My law practice was just getting under way and I didn't think that I could afford to be away from...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Veteran state lawmaker Lacey Putney (I-Bedford) says he will not seek another term in the Virginia House of Delegates.
Putney made the announcement in a news release Wednesday.
"When first elected in 1961," Putney said, "I had no plans to seek a...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Gov. Bob McDonnell wants to prohibit abortion coverage through insurance plans purchased through the federally run health care exchange that will serve Virginia.
The Republican governor added the amendment to health reform legislation that passed the...
| Mar 22, 2013
— The unlikely meeting that took place Wednesday at the Virginia Beach Courthouse said a lot about Navy veteran Ted Olsen, both the good and the bad.
In November, Olsen, 38, landed in jail after being accused of a vandalism spree in his Virginia...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Delegate Anne Crockett-Stark won't run for a fifth term in the General Assembly. Crockett-Stark made the announcement Wednesday.
Crockett-Stark was elected in 2005 as a Republican. Her district includes Carroll, Wythe and Smyth counties.
| Mar 11, 2013
| 6:58 PM
Jefferson County Democrat Stephen Skinner was one of only four members of the West Virginia House of Delegates — all Democrats — who voted against a bill calling for the repeal of local gun control laws.
The bill passed the House 94-4 with...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 7:06 AM
Pittsylvania County Delegate Don Merricks say he will not seek a 4th term in the Virginia House of Delegates. Merricks, a Republican who represents the 16th District, has been a member of the House since 2008. In a written statement, Merricks said he...
| Mar 3, 2013
"Tell me something," my neighbor Babble was saying to me. "What do you think you'll do with your drone?"
Huh? What? I cleverly responded. What do you mean, my drone?
"You know, drones. Those mini-aircraft with no pilots, the ones that flit around and...