Virginia braces for aftershocks from Wallops explosion

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  National, News, Technology, Virginia  /  No Comments

WALLOPS, WE HAVE A PROBLEM: The explosion of a private rocket seconds after liftoff could have long-last financial repercussions for Virginia.

The failed launch and fiery explosion at the Wallops Island spaceport this week could blow up Virginia’s projected financial windfall at the commercial site.

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Politics, politicians could be greatest hurdle for VA ethics commission

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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For some members of the new governor-appointed ethics commission, perhaps their greatest challenge could be themselves.

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‘Integrity’ panel has opportunity to check guv’s fund

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Ethics, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

EYE ON ETHICS: Former Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and former U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher convene the inaugural meeting of the governor's Commission to Ensure Integrity and Public Confidence on Monday.

When Terry McAuliffe’s Commission to Ensure Integrity and Public Confidence compiles its legislative agenda, the panel could start by revoking one of his vetoes and resurrecting an ethics bill concerning the governor’s office.

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Group sues Maryland over ‘illegal’ voters

By   /  October 27, 2014  /  Immigration, Maryland, National, News, Virginia, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

'WE ARE AMERICA': After immigrants rallied in Washington, D.C., for legal status, Maryland is sued for allegedly allowing non-citizens on its voting rolls.

An election-watch group is suing Maryland over the alleged presence of noncitizens on the state’s voting rolls.

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Virginia congressman rips CDC for reassuring public over Ebola

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Health Care, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia’s 11th District ripped public health officials during Friday’s congressional hearing on Ebola for reassuring the public at the risk of the public’s safety and to the detriment of the Obama administration’s credibility.

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Tobacco commission’s millions go up in smoke

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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More than $5.2 million in “tobacco” grants to Virginia communities have disappeared, leaving some of the state’s most depressed areas deeper in the red.

From July 2007 until October 2014, 22 localities defaulted on Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund (TROF) grants or owe the Virginia Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission money, said Ned Stephenson, the commission’s deputy director.

The county, ironically, is represented by Terry Kilgore, the chairman of the Virginia Tobacco Commission.

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