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  • Looking Out: Russian LGBT activists become first to be convicted under country's anti-gay law

    Looking Out: Russian LGBT activists become first to be convicted under country's anti-gay law
    So while the Internet was going gaga over Tom Daley this week (more on that in a second), Russia reportedly made its first convictions under its controversial federal anti-gay law. According to The Moscow Times, two LGBT activists were each fined...
  • Search for stability

    The Defense Department's vision for the future of the nation's armed forces puts Hampton Roads in a troubling predicament, where national and local interests come into conflict. On the one hand, we wish to see the United States maintain a robust...
  • Panel debates future of carrier-based drones

    Panel debates future of carrier-based drones
    Last year at this time, the Navy made history off the Virginia coast when a sleek, computer-controlled drone landed on the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. But the future of unmanned aircraft in the Navy is still up for debate, as evidenced...
  • Va. congressmen ask Air Force to locate new center at Langley

    Va. congressmen ask Air Force to locate new center at Langley
    Several state congressmen are lobbying the Air Force to consider Langley Air Force Base for a new support center to minimize the loss of more than 700 positions at the base. On Monday, the Department of Defense announced plans to reduce the Air Force by...
  • Cruiser cut plan raises carrier questions

    Cruiser cut plan raises carrier questions
    Congress and the Navy might have settled a debate over aircraft carriers, but they're still squabbling over the ships that serve as escorts. The fate of Navy cruisers, workhorses of the fleet that protect carriers on the open seas, has national and...
  • Navy 'making every effort' to refuel USS George Washington | Hampton Roads Recon

    Navy 'making every effort' to refuel USS George Washington |<span style=color:#ff0000><b> Hampton Roads Recon</b></span>
    The Navy is "making every effort" to rebudget funds to refuel the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, a top Navy official told a congressional panel Thursday. The comments from Assistant Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley brought an endorsement...
  • Virginia lawmakers look for answers to border children crisis

    Virginia lawmakers look for answers to border children crisis
    RICHMOND – Hampton Roads' congressional leaders no more agree on how to respond to the surge of Central American children massing at the United States' southern border than they do on broader immigration reforms. U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim...
  • June 30 Letters: Medicaid, Newport News marathon, IRS emails, Hampton schools

    Selfish resistance I have to take issue with your June 24 editorial, "Stay within the law." Saying "the ends do not justify the means" in the governor's push for Medicaid expansion is a puerile defense of "a rule is a rule, no matter who it hurts."...
  • Sarvis on the ballot in Senate race

    Sarvis on the ballot in Senate race
    RICHMOND - Libertarian Robert Sarvis will be on the ballot for Virginia's U.S. Senate race this year. Sarvis, who ran last year for governor, said in a press release that he collected more than 19,000 signatures from voters — more than enough to...
  • Virginia lawmakers back VA reforms

    Virginia lawmakers back VA reforms
    Showing rare bipartisan spirit, Congress is advancing legislation to address veterans' health care in the wake of Monday's report that highlighted problems in Virginia and around the country. In the House on Tuesday, members voted 421-0 to allow...
  • Navy plan for carrier-based drones takes flak from lawmakers

    Navy plan for carrier-based drones takes flak from lawmakers
    A U.S. Navy plan for aircraft carrier-based drones has launched a dogfight in Washington over the role of the robotic planes in combat. The Navy has asked contractors for reconnaissance drones — essentially spy planes, with only limited ability to...
  • Proposed Army National Guard cuts prompt concern

    With all the attention paid to aircraft carriers and submarines, one proposed defense budget cut might be flying under the radar here in Hampton Roads. We're talking about the Army National Guard. The Defense Department is proposing to cut the Guard's...