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SHE COULD HAVE BEEN A POSTER CHILD FOR NSU. NOW SHE'S TICKED OFF.

By JOANNE KIMBERLIN, Virginian-Pilot

Meleah Holmes could be the billboard for any university. Smart, young, motivated. Heck, she's even attractive. And now: ticked off.

VaNews May 4, 2015


PARRISH: STAND ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY

By JAMES PARRISH, Richmond Times-Dispatch

America is ready for all loving couples to have the freedom to marry. Since June of 2013, there have been 65 rulings in more than 30 states in favor of marriage equality made by judges appointed by presidents from both political parties. These rulings reflect the opinion of the majority of the American people

VaNews May 4, 2015


VOTE FOR LIGHT RAIL

Virginian-Pilot

Virginia Beach has an opportunity this month that it will never have again: A chance to leverage state grants and loans to pay most of the costs of extending light rail to Town Center.

VaNews May 4, 2015


LET'S DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY

Daily Press

An ongoing disagreement between the Daily Press and the state Supreme Court effectively illustrates both the value and limitations of Virginia's Freedom of Information Act.

VaNews May 4, 2015


STANDING OR SITTING?

Roanoke Times

We talk about standing up for what we believe in. When something upsets us, we say we won’t take that sitting down. These acts of standing or sitting may be metaphorical, but if they are not? What if we feel compelled to sit down for what we believe in?

VaNews May 4, 2015


MCAULIFFE SIGNS COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT NOTATION BILL

By PATRICK WILSON, Virginian-Pilot

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday signed an amended bill that would require colleges to mark the transcripts of students involved in sexual misconduct, in hopes of stopping predators from transferring to unsuspecting schools.

VaNews May 4, 2015


POLICE PRAISE VETOES BY GOVERNOR

By JIM NOLAN, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday vetoed bills that seek to regulate the government’s collection and use of data obtained from license plate readers, but he signed legislation to restrict the use of drones by state and local law-enforcement agencies without a warrant.

VaNews May 4, 2015


POLITIFACT: HURT AMISS IN BLAMING ESTATE TAX FOR SALES OF FAMILY FARMS AND BUSINESSES

By POLITIFACT, Richmond Times-Dispatch

U.S. Rep. Robert Hurt full-heartedly joined his Republican House colleagues recently in their near unanimous vote to end the estate tax. "The death tax causes serious problems for family farmers and small business owners who want to have their children and grandchildren continue their life’s work," Hurt, who represents the rural 5th Congressional District, said.

VaNews May 4, 2015


FORGET 460 - IMPROVE U.S. 58 INSTEAD

Virginian-Pilot

The justification for building an expensive, interstate-level U.S. 460 rested on the ideas that a new road would help more people escape a major hurricane and make it easier to move goods to and from the west. Neither of those conditions will be satisfied now that the state has formally canceled the $1.4 billion plan to build a toll road between Suffolk and Petersburg

VaNews May 4, 2015


SENATOR SAYS MCAULIFFE GOT "BAD ADVICE" ON DATA VETO

By PATRICK WILSON, Virginian-Pilot

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday was critiqued by a senator of his own party for vetoing a bill that would limit the time police can store personal data from license plate readers. “I believe he’s getting some very bad advice here, both legally and politically,” Sen. Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax, wrote on his blog. “And the talking points don’t match reality.”

VaNews May 4, 2015