Virginia election system gets a new boss

By   /  July 21, 2014  /  Elections, Maryland, News, Virginia, Voter Registration  /  No Comments

IN CHARGE: Edgardo Cortes was appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to the new position of commissioner of the Department of Elections.

Heading into the November elections, Virginia has a new chief of voting operations.

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As Virginians protest illegal immigration, Alexandria facilities house undocumented minors

By   /  July 18, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

A juvenile detention facility in Northern Virginia is set up to help house undocumented minors, in addition to delinquent local youth.

By Kathryn Watson |, Virginia Bureau
SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Overlooking the cars just outside the nation’s capital from above Route 617 in Springfield, Virginians plan to protest on Friday over the federal government’s handling of the border crisis.
It is one of  many protests planned this weekend by people upset over the border surge.
But just four miles [...]

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A not-so-private plan: Virginia Beach taxpayers fund deal with Chinese

By   /  July 18, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments


Another Chinese company plans to invest in the Old Dominion, and Virginia Beach taxpayers will help foot the bill.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a few weeks ago Shandong Tranlin Paper Co.’s plan to invest $2 billion in Chesterfield County. Now, China Machinery Engineering Corp. of Beijing plans to partner with a Virginia-based company to build an 18,000-seat arena and sports complex.

The 50,000-square-foot facility will cost an estimated $200 million, but that doesn’t include other costs paid by Virginia Beach, an additional $10 million for other costs, or the land the city is contributing to the deal.

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McAuliffe’s office stonewalls on immigration, resorts to FOIA

By   /  July 18, 2014  /  Immigration, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

AP photo

In December, Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe told a room full of reporters he had a “vision for transparency, of working closely with the media to get Virginians the information they need.”

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Week in Review: Undocumented children reach VA, but feds keep tight lips

By   /  July 18, 2014  /  Virginia  /  No Comments

Terry McAuliffe,

The flood of undocumented children crossing the border reached a Virginia county this week, and no one in the state government seems to have a response. At least, a federal spokesperson refused information on the immmigrant kids and Gov. Terry McAuliffe has remained silent on the subject.

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Federal rep refuses info on immigrant kids, McAuliffe remains silent

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Immigration, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

OVERWHELMING DUTIES: The U.S. Border Patrol cannot keep more than 1,000 immigrants in custody and must release them.

The Administration for Children and Families is refusing to tell where in Virginia it has placed any illegal immigrant children flooding the border — or where it plans to send any more.

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