Friday, October 9, 2015
Google sets to launch drones and balloons that will stream Internet across the world.

States Rush To Regulate Drones Ahead Of Federal Guidelines

In the absence of federal regulations, states are eager to pass their own policies on drones.

September 15, 2015

‘If I Have To Be The John Walsh Of Gun Control’: Victim’s Father To Become Advocate

The father of a victim in Wednesday’s murder of the local TV crew in Virginia is quickly emerging as a new spokesman for gun control — determined that these mass shootings not just keep on happening.

August 27, 2015
Handout of Vester Lee Flanagan, who was known on-air as Bryce Williams is shown in this handout photo in Roanoke

Virginia TV Journalists Killed By Suspect With ‘Powder Keg’ Of Anger

How could something like this possibly happen? “I’ve been a human powder keg for a while…” the killer wrote, “just waiting to go BOOM!”

August 26, 2015
Handout of Vester Lee Flanagan, who was known on-air as Bryce Williams is shown in this handout photo in Roanoke

Virginia TV Journalists Killed In On-Air Shooting; Suspect Fatally Shoots Self

The suspect, 41-year-old Vester Flanagan, shot and wounded himself as police pursued him on a Virginia highway. He died later at the hospital, police said.

August 26, 2015

Virginia TV Journalists Killed In On-Air Shooting; Suspect Shoots Self

The shooting, apparently by a disgruntled current or former employee of the television station, occurred at about 6:45 a.m. EDT during a live broadcast.

August 26, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in West Columbia, SC

This Week In Polls: Hillary, Donald, And More

The polls show Hillary Clinton trailing in crucial swing states — but at the same time, the Democrats have advantages nationally in some key fundamentals.

July 24, 2015

Virginia Gov. McAuliffe: I’m Getting Rid Of Confederate Flag License Plates

“Even its display on state issued license tags is, in my view, unnecessarily divisive and hurtful to too many of our people.”

June 23, 2015
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If Supreme Court Rules Against Obamacare, States Have Few Options

Even some red state governments are starting to panic over King v. Burwell.

March 2, 2015
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Swing State Polls Find Christie Weak Against Clinton

The latest round of 2016 polls has good news for Hillary Clinton.

February 18, 2015
Bob McDonnell speaks to the press after sentencing. (Photo: VCU CNS/Michael Melkonian via Flickr)

Punishment Fit For A Politician

The delusional Bob McDonnell never deserved any special treatment.

January 8, 2015
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Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell Sentenced To Two Years For Corruption

The former Republican star is headed to jail.

January 6, 2015
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Appalachia Gathers Dissent To Gas Pipeline Bound For Eastern North Carolina

Is the Atlantic Coast Pipeline a sorely needed job creator, or a disaster waiting to happen?

November 13, 2014
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Ebola Efforts Tax Strapped Public Health Agencies

Budget cuts are endangering public health when it comes to Ebola preparedness.

November 6, 2014
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Midterm Roundup: Burke’s Brutal Closing Argument

Get all of the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 31, 2014
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Midterm Roundup: Coakley Collapsing Again?

Get all of the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 28, 2014
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Virginia To Issue Gay Marriage Licenses After Supreme Court Action

The Supreme Court’s huge decision is already having a real-world impact.

October 6, 2014
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Wine Country: Arizona and Virginia

Discover great wines right here in the U.S.

September 19, 2014
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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Found Guilty In Corruption Trial

By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was convicted Thursday of doing favors for a Florida businessman in return for $177,000 in cash, loans, and gifts, according to media reports. After 17 hours of deliberation, the jury of seven men and five women convicted Bob and Maureen McDonnell […]

September 4, 2014

A Natural Bridge To Nowhere But Beauty

The United States has some of the most glorious natural formations in the world, and some of those are the bridges and arches formed over millions of years by the forces of water, wind, and the earth’s uplift. CNN takes us to 15 of the world’s best, many of which are right here in the lower […]

August 28, 2014
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Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell Faces Cross-Examination At Trial

By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau RICHMOND, Va. — Government prosecutors got their first chance to cross-examine former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday, suggesting that his dire need for cash was the driving force behind his questionable relationship with a local millionaire. McDonnell has insisted that his financial problems have been overstated, testifying […]

August 26, 2014
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Supreme Court Blocks Ruling That Would Have Allowed Gay Marriages In Virginia

By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a court order that would have allowed gay marriages in Virginia to begin Thursday, adding to the likelihood the justices will decide the issue themselves in the coming term. The brief order by the court contained no explanation for […]

August 20, 2014
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Virginia Same-Sex Couples Can Marry Next Week, Court Rules

By James Queally, Los Angeles Times A federal appeals court denied a request to block same-sex marriages from being performed in Virginia, and unless the Supreme Court intervenes, couples can begin to wed as early as next week, according to court filings and the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. In a ruling […]

August 13, 2014

Police Suspect Virginia Man Killed Wife And Three Kids In Murder-Suicide

Los Angeles Times A family of five was found shot to death in their Virginia home late Sunday in what authorities suspect was a murder-suicide. A relative walked into the Culpeper, Va., house around 10 p.m. Sunday and discovered the bodies of the parents, Clarence and Shauna Washington, both 35, and their three daughters, said […]

August 4, 2014
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McDonnell Trial A Shocking Case For Virginia

By Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times RICHMOND, Va. — It is the kind of corruption that would attract attention even from jaded voters in places like Illinois or Louisiana, with long-established records of shady government dealings. But for Virginians, who have enjoyed generations of relative purity in state government, the spectacle in federal court here […]

August 4, 2014
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Ken Cuccinelli Named New President Of Senate Conservatives Fund

As Tea Partiers rejoice over Dave Brat’s shocking primary victory over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), another conservative Virginia politician who was not as lucky in last year’s elections is getting a chance to advance the movement. Former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli — who lost to Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the commonwealth’s 2013 gubernatorial race […]

June 11, 2014
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