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  • The Republican tax evolution

     
    Fascinating interview on “Fresh Air” this week (you can listen to/read it here). More interesting (to me) than the analysis of  tax cut winners and losers was the discussion about the evolution of GOP thinking about taxes and tax policy from...
  • Del. Harvey Morgan to make the rounds in Gloucester

     
    Del. Harvey Morgan has plans to meet late Monday afternoon with members of the Gloucester School Board and schools administrative staff and then walk across the street for a public forum. Morgan will meet with members of the Gloucester County School...
  • History of the city of Williamsburg

    History of the city of Williamsburg
    Williamsburg is one of America?s first planned cities, laid out more than 300 years ago under Gov. Francis Nicholson. The design of this ?new and well-ordered city? covering 220 acres reflected its eminence on the continent as the capital of the largest...
  • Roanoke County History

    Founded: 1838 History:   Roanoke County was established by the Virginia Legislature. It was named Roanoke County because of the Roanoke River passing through the area. During early settlement Roanoke had many trains passing through this area. Later,...
  • Danville History

    Founded: 1793 History:   In 1728, William Byrd went exploring for the border between Virginia and North Carolina, but when he camped over night in the area now know as danville, he fell in love with the scenery. He decided to settle in this area....
  • Fort Monroe Authority backs National Park

    Fort Monroe Authority backs National Park
    HAMPTON — The Fort Monroe Authority has backed the creation of a national park at the historic landmark that would have a larger footprint than recommended by the National Park Service last year. But significant parts of Fort Monroe would not be...
  • Gloucester attorney Ken Gibson joins race for Harvey Morgan's seat

    Gloucester attorney Ken Gibson has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for the 98th District seat being vacated by retiring Del. Harvey Morgan. Gibson is a former federal prosecutor and a former legal counsel for Virginia General Assembly...
  • Virginia passes ultrasound abortion bill fueling the fire in Pennsylvania

    Virginia passes ultrasound abortion bill fueling the fire in Pennsylvania
    A controversial bill requiring women to get an ultrasound before having an abortion is getting some new support. The Virginia General Assembly passed a similar measure last night that is fueling talks about Pennsylvania's proposed bill. This bill is...
  • Virginia Senate Democrats seek funding for mandated ultrasounds

    Virginia Senate Democrats seek funding for mandated ultrasounds
    During the 2012 legislative session, Gov. Bob McDonnell signed a Virginia General Assembly bill requiring women seeking abortions to undergo a mandatory ultrasound 24 hours before the procedure. Now, Senate Democrats are calling for funding for the...
  • 10 Peninsula women who made a difference

    10 Peninsula women who made a difference
    Women helped shape the Peninsula we know today, but their contributions are sometimes overlooked or obscured. Here are ten women who contributed to the physical, spiritual and cultural growth of this community. Some managed to make a mark on the world....
  • Mental health advocates oppose proposed restriction on drugs for Medicaid patients/Monday vote

    Mental health advocates oppose proposed restriction on drugs for Medicaid patients/Monday vote
    Eight Virginia health groups, from pediatricans to the Virginia chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, are urging the  General Assembly to reject the governor’s amendment restricting access to psychiatric medications for those on...
  • Virginia's school P.E. bill still in play

    Virginia's school P.E. bill still in play
    After a multi-year struggle to have the Virginia General Assembly pass legislation mandating physical education in schools as an antidote to the growing problem of chilhood obesity, advocacy groups reported a small victory Tuesday. Despite the governor's...