Challenger to Va. House speaker sues state over absentee ballot issue

The June 9 primary pits speaker Howell against Stimpson, a former Stafford County supervisor.

McAuliffe will give dozens of diplomats a taste of America’s diversity

The officials’ visit to Richmond and Charlottesville may also help the governor’s economic agenda.

Va. ponders a new sort of prisoner swap

A logistical switch with incoming and outgoing state prison inmates could reduce recidivism, advocates say.



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Herndon moves forward on plan to overhaul historic downtown

The pending arrival of Metro’s Silver Line brings new urgency to planning effort dating back to 1980s.

Let’s be friends: Fairfax’s Bulova and Garza try to get past budget acrimony

Two leaders issue unusual joint statement promising cooperation, after public feud over spending.

Joint Message from Chairman Sharon Bulova and Superintendent Karen Garza

Fairfax board chair, schools superintendent agree to end feud, work together.

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Conservative group paying Ken Cuccinelli’s campaign $85,000

The 2013 Virginia gubernatorial candidate settles with a PAC that he says misled his supporters.

Longtime Va. delegate and Richmond attorney Franklin P. Hall dies at 76

Hall, a Democrat, represented the Richmond area from 1975 to 2009.

Va. House speaker and GOP challenger battle in first forum before primary

William J. Howell, a longtime incumbent, faces a serious challenge from his former protege, Susan Stimpson.

With little recourse in gun-friendly Va., Arlington resists store opening

The state has few restrictions on where a firearms seller may do business.

Virginia redistricting lawsuits could cost taxpayers big bucks

House Republicans accuse Democrats of bringing lawsuits to win control of election maps.

Democrats bash Arlington board’s farmhouse vote

Decision and lack of advance notice was “shameful,” “disturbing,” “bad,” candidates say.

Alexandria chooses location for Potomac Yard Metro station

Officials hope for a boom in development; residents wary about special tax district.

Challenger to Va. House speaker accuses him of ‘cheating’ in ballot rules

The spat is the latest war of words between William Howell and Susan Stimpson in the GOP primary race.

More Morrissey news: They’re getting married

The former Va. lawmaker will wed the woman he was accused of having sex with when she was a minor.

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