| Nov 29, 2012
| 7:16 PM
The Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies will host a debate on the issue of the national popular vote for president and vice president on Monday at 7 p.m. in the center's auditorium at 213 N. King St. on the campus of Shepherd University.
| Jul 26, 2012
Samantha Gallagher has loved bees since she was a child. As a adult, she still fosters that love and gardens for bees and butterflies, as well as other pollinators in her Alexandria gardens. She's also designed a Protect Pollinators plate which she...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 5:00 PM
Gov. Bob McDonnell has done an about-turn on the establishment of a state health benefits exchange in Virginia. In August 2010, just months after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," McDonnell set up the Virginia Health Reform...
| Sep 30, 2012
U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes was the newest member of Congress on Sept. 11, 2001, having just won a special election. Since then, the 4th District congressman has spent much of his time in office shaping the United States' ability to respond to the terrorist...
| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Former Delegate Chip Woodrum has died.
A Roanoke attorney, Woodrum represented western Virginia in the General Assembly for 24 years. He was 74 years old.
Woodrum first ran for the House of Delegates in 1979, winning the seat he would hold for over...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 12:19 PM
The State Senate adjourned Friday afternoon, leaving the vote on a transportation compromise until Saturday, the final day of the General Assembly session.
Earlier, members of the House of Delegates approved the legislation, the first major infusion...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Two pro-port privatization robocalls are floating around, and it's unclear who's behind them.
We broke the story in this morning's Daily Press about a call that blasts Virginia International Terminals' outgoing CEO Joe Dorto for his high salary and...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell enlisted the help of another popular Republican to push his education reforms.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal joined McDonnell at a news conference Friday morning in Richmond. Jindal said education reforms that have...