Most Read Articles Sept. 22, 2017


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VITA SEEKS COURT RELIEF FROM POTENTIAL 'CATASTROPHIC' EMAIL SHUTDOWN BY NORTHROP GRUMMAN

By MICHAEL MARTZ, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Virginia is asking for emergency court relief to prevent Northrop Grumman Corp. from shutting down email service for more than 56,000 state employees less than two weeks before the election of a new governor.


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5 THINGS VIRGINIA SCHOOLS TAUGHT ABOUT SLAVERY DURING THE CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS BOOM

By MATT MCKINNEY , Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Cities across the country – including several in South Hampton Roads – are debating the future of their Confederate monuments. Many of the public symbols went up between the late 1890s and 1920s, according to a study by the Southern Poverty Law Center. ,,,The Virginian-Pilot dug into what the state's public schools taught about slavery and the Civil War during that period, using century-old books housed at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.


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DECKER: KAINE LIED TO ME ABOUT HIS OWN PERSONAL OBAMACARE BAILOUT

By JON DECKER , Published in the Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 20 articles a month)

Recently Anthem, Virginia’s largest health insurer, reversed course and decided to stay in the individual market. But that hardly solved the state’s Obamacare crisis, because they are back in with massive 42 to 64 percent premium hikes for next year. But while Virginia residents on Obamacare, including myself, are set to be crushed by rising insurance costs, a small subset of residents will be shielded from this financial pain — politicians such as Senator Tim Kaine.

Decker lives in Alexandria and is the membership director of American Commitment, a free-market policy and outreach organization.


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AG FACING COMPLAINT OVER STATE'S SETTLEMENT

By PATRICK WILSON , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Faced with a lawsuit over the death of a girl who drowned in Dominion Energy-owned Lake Anna, the monopoly filed papers in court saying the state government was responsible. Senior officials in the office of Democratic Attorney General Mark R. Herring chose not to fight that, saying a dozen lawyers and an outside firm all agreed the state should settle.


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VISUALIZATION: AIR WAR IN THE GOVERNOR'S RACE

The Virginia Public Access Project

In August, Republican Ed Gillespie outspent Democrat Ralph Northam nearly 2:1 in broadcast TV ads. But the trend in airtime changed during the first two weeks after Labor Day.


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HIGH-POWERED ‘SUPER REGIONAL’ BUSINESS GROUP WARNS AREA’S ECONOMY IS LAGGING

By ROBERT MCCARTNEY , Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

A new “super regional” group of chief executives of large employers from Richmond to Baltimore has been studying the Washington area’s economy and has identified weaknesses it says are stifling growth. The region possesses valuable assets, including a highly educated workforce and the seat of the federal government, but its incomes and productivity aren’t keeping pace with other major metropolitan areas, the Greater Washington Partnership said in a report released Thursday.


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IF CONGRESS DOESN'T ACT, 125,000 VA. KIDS MAY LOSE HEALTH COVERAGE

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Virginia could run out of the federal money that pays for the bulk of health care costs for nearly 125,000 children in March, unless Congress acts before the end of this month, Linda Nablo, chief deputy director of the Department of Medical Assistance Services, told the state Senate Finance Committee Thursday.


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WHAT DO MICROSOFT, FACEBOOK AND VIRGINIA BEACH HAVE IN COMMON? ONE HIGH-SPEED UNDERWATER CABLE

By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL, Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Only one thing might bring the president of Microsoft, a Facebook executive, two U.S. senators, Virginia’s governor and the mayor of Virginia Beach to the same room. Each has high hopes for a new super-fast underwater data cable named Marea linking the coasts of Spain and Hampton Roads. The executives and government leaders meet Friday morning in Williamsburg to celebrate the cable project’s completion


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VIRGINIA CHILD HEALTH CARE HINGES ON CONGRESS

By KATIE O’CONNOR AND K. BURNELL EVANS, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

From a sunlit corner of the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU on Thursday morning, Gov. Terry McAuliffe touted the state’s success in boosting health coverage for thousands of poor children. But just blocks away, one of the state legislature’s money committees heard different news: Many of those children and millions more across the country could lose health coverage within months if Congress can’t strike a deal.


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VDOT LOOKING AT ADDING FOUR LANES, NOT TWO, TO HRBT

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

The Virginia Department of Transportation is working on an idea to add four tunnel lanes, instead of two, to the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel to speed traffic between the Peninsula and South Hampton Roads.