: Virginia


Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Va. Supreme Court rules for U-Va. in global warming FOIA case

The high court decision rejects an argument by global warming skeptics who wanted to see the work of a climate researcher.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:44 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Tradition Institute, Bob Marshall, David Schnare, global warming, Michael Mann, University of Virginia

Posted at 05:10 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Oak Hill man’s phone app compares booze prices, value at Virginia ABC stores

All sorts of information about alcohol and its nearest location in Virginia, now at your fingertips.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:10 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alcohol, Ben Katz, VABC app, Virginia ABC

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Snow days are adding up at Washington area schools this winter

A breakdown of how many days have been taken so far and the impact on the academic calendar.

By The Washington Post  |  03:30 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, Arlington, Education, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County, prince george's county, Prince William County, Schools, snow, The District, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Exactly how much have property tax rates gone up in the State of NoVa? This much

A chart showing how much each jurisdiction’s rates have risen since 2007.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Loudoun County, Manassas Park City, Northern Virginia, property tax rates

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Virginia House panel again shoots down bill to protect cyclists from ‘dooring’

The move to give police the ability to assess fault, and cyclists the ability to file insurance claims, is rejected for second time.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chap Petersen, cycling, dooring, Scott Garrett, Virginia Bicycling Federation

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Snow days are adding up at Washington area schools this winter

A breakdown of how many days have been taken so far and the impact on the academic calendar.

By The Washington Post  |  09:00 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, Arlington, Education, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County, prince george's county, Prince William County, Schools, snow, The District, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Another snowy owl lands in Fairfax County, perches atop Springfield Mall

After one Arctic visitor had a D.C. misadventure, another checks out the parking in Springfield.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Larry Meade, Northern Virginia Bird Club, snowy owl, Springfield, Springfield Mall

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Long-shot Va. casino bill put on hold until 2015 [updated]

Proposal to allow Hampton Roads casino passes 7-5.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  11:34 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia casinos

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 01/17/2014

When is a husband not a husband?

Arlington County Board chairman Jay Fisette and his spouse Bob Rosen are not married under Virginia law. Hence, no disclosure of Rosen’s finances is required.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:08 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, bob rosen, jay fisette, virginia financial disclosure

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Va. Wireless Association donates $3,000 to Fairfax’s Project Lifesaver program

Program helps locate lost youth, seniors with GPS technology.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Donohue, Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, Project Lifesaver, Stacey Kincaid, Virginia Wireless Assocation

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Casino gambling in the Old Dominion? The Roanoke Times is not impressed

Editorial: Casinos are a losing bet for Virginia.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  10:48 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland casinos, Virginia casinos

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Virginia Cavalry FC, planned Loudoun soccer team, will also spend 2014 on the sidelines

With no stadium in sight, and no alternative venues suitable, the planned NASL club postpones its debut

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Farren, Loudoun County, Loudoun Hounds, Mark Simpson, NASL, VIP Sports & Entertainment, Virginia Cavalry

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 12/05/2013

News for Degenerates, Vol. 4: Va. may never have casinos, doesn’t want jobs, revenue

The Old Dominion is willing to turn away hundreds of millions in revenues, thousands of jobs, fun.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland Live, Virginia casinos, Virginia gambling

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 11/29/2013

No noise is bad noise in Fairfax County -- for now

A 2009 state Supreme Court ruling invalidated most municipal noise ordinances. Fairfax and Arlington are moving to fix theirs.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington County, Fairfax County, noise ordinance, Peppermint Beach Club, Virginia Supreme Court

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Bob Farren steps down as head of Loudoun Hounds, VIP Entertainment

The longtime driving force behind bringing baseball and soccer to Loudoun is replaced.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:27 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ashburn, Bob Farren, Loudoun Hounds, VIP Sports & Entertainment, Virginia Cavalry FC

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Northern Virginia is for beer and wine lovers -- some tasty places to spend your holidays

Leesburg is declared a beer hotspot, and Virginia wine stakes its spot among the world’s best

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Leesburg, microbreweries, Virginia wine

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013

What are Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe’s plans for Virginia’s mental health system?

McAuliffe wants to use expanded Medicaid funds for mental health, has named mental health experts to transition team.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Creigh Deeds, mental health, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Medicaid expansion

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Live: Virginia governor’s debate

Terry McAuliffe (D) and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) are squaring off Thursday night in the final televised debate of the Virginia gubernatorial campaign.

By Mark Berman  |  05:26 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia, Virginia politics

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Cuccinelli still down, but not out -- yet

We haven’t crossed into the dark last days of the 2006 Allen Senate campaign yet. But we appear to be getting close.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:21 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 10/08/2013

House GOP gives McAuliffe a big boost

Will the Cuccinelli campaign end up being collateral damage of Washington’s budget battles?

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:31 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 10/07/2013

The Cuccinelli-McAuliffe race to the bottom

A lame campaign theme trumps no campaign theme.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:06 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Poll shows an edge for McAuliffe

Cuccinelli still has work to do with his base.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:49 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists; VA, Virginia

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Sarvis wins the Virginia gubernatorial debate

Libertarian Robert Sarvis offers an alternative in an effective ad.

By Peter Galuszka  |  01:44 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/23/2013

A wide-open race in Virginia

Neither Cuccinelli nor McAuliffe has locked up their party’s vote.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 09/20/2013

A reality check on offshore wind in Virginia

It’s not hard to understand why Dominion might take a go-slow approach.

By Peter Galuszka  |  02:16 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Bumps on the road to a Democratic sweep

McAuliffe begins to unravel in Virginia.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:34 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Could the Libertarian tip the race in Va.?

In Quinnipiac poll, third-party candidate’s support is larger than the distance between McAuliffe and Cuccinelli.

By Norman Leahy  |  04:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/16/2013

The Virginia governor’s race is still a toss-up

New poll show McAuliffe slightly ahead, but Cuccinelli has room to grow.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 09/11/2013

What took Cuccinelli so long?

Republican candidate for governor in Virginia has bigger problems than the stain of some $18,000 in gifts.

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:30 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 09/10/2013

What will Warner do on Syria?

His Syria vote could become an issue in the 2014 election.

By Norman Leahy  |  12:07 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, VA, Virginia

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 09/05/2013

A step forward for wind power in Va.

Dominion wins an auction to build an offshore farm, but hurdles to development remain.

By Peter Galuszka  |  01:05 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hp columnists, VA, Virginia

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Is a ‘GOP wipeout’ narrative taking root in Va.?

It's still early, but expectations can be a powerful thing.

By Norman Leahy  |  12:27 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, VA, Virginia

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Cuccinelli unveils the best ad of 2103

A good start for the Republican as the campaigns shift into high gear.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:09 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Sabato: McAuliffe is winning

Is a Democratic sweep a real possibility?

By Norman Leahy  |  02:01 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, VA, Virginia

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 08/30/2013

McDonnell on the message: It’s education

Governor continues to advance an issue that has nothing but upside for Cuccinelli.

By Norman Leahy  |  08:51 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists; VA, Virginia

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 08/29/2013

GreenTech story is a mess, but not a scandal

Of the two big stories casting a cloud over the Va. governor's race, only one qualifies as a scandal.

By Peter Galuszka  |  11:49 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, VA, Virginia

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/26/2013

McDonnell sends Cuccinelli a signal

Jobs and education can be a winning issue -- if Cuccinelli figures out how to make them center stage.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, VA, Virginia

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Virginia's problem goes beyond McDonnell

The case for ethics reform doesn't stop with unreported gifts to the governor and his family.

By Peter Galuszka  |  01:39 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, VA, Virginia

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 08/19/2013

The McDonnells face the prosecutors

Social faux pas and nitwittery are not federal offense

By Norman Leahy  |  05:47 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, VA, Virginia

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 08/16/2013

McAuliffe and Cuccinelli's battle of innuendo

GreenTech, Star Scientific, a lot of smoke, but (so far) no fire.

By Peter Galuszka  |  07:20 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Yes to a special session in Virginia

Ken Cuccinelli's call for a special legislative session to address ethics reform is not only the right call, it's the only call.

By Norman Leahy  |  05:16 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, VA, Virginia

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Driving while distracted (by Virginia politics)

Attack billboards, Confederate flags -- doesn't anyone care about safe driving?

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, VA, Virginia

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 08/06/2013

A turning point on ethics in Virginia?

Ken Cuccinelli's self-interest could help the commonwealth get the ethics commission it needs.

By Peter Galuszka  |  01:27 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, Virginia

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 07/23/2013

The University of Northern Virginia is ordered to close in Annandale after 15 years

The school, serving mainly foreign students and suspected of visa fraud, is closed for lack of accreditation. By anyone.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Annandale, Daniel Ho, Fighting Commuters, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, University of Northern Virginia

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 05/29/2013

The ambivalence of Cub Scout parents as Scouting excludes gay adults

As parents, we like the teaching opportunities, and fun, provided by the Scouts. But the discrimination again gives us pause.

By Tom Jackman  |  09:16 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boy Scouts, Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scouts, Northern Virginia, Scouting

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Explosion of beer breweries and brew pubs continues in Northern Virginia

Five microbreweries are set to open in the next few months, in addition to the three breweries and ten brew pubs already out there.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bad Wolf Brewing, Beer, brew pubs, Corcoran Brewing, craft beer, Lost Rhino Brewing, microbreweries, Northern Virginia beer, Port City Brewing

Posted at 05:08 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Virginia postpones action on North-South highway through Loudoun, Prince William

After hearing concerns from Rep. Frank Wolf, state board delays vote on Bi-County Parkway to June.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:08 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bi-County Parkway, Bob Chase, Loudoun County, Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, Prince William County, Traffic, Tri-County Parkway

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 05/15/2013

Oh come on! Woodbridge's Melvyn Wilson hits $500,000 (or more!) lotto jackpot for third time

The retired postal worker won $1.5 million nine years ago, now hits jackpot again.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:03 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gambling, Melvyn Wilson, Virginia Lottery, Woodbridge

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 04/18/2013

An ode to the Virginia tax refund debit card

A poetic look at the frustration of using the Virginia Tax Refund Debit Card.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:59 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Taxes, Virginia income tax, Virginia tax refund debit card