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McAuliffe’s executive orders don’t sit well with political opponents

McAuliffe’s executive orders don’t sit well with political opponents

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Terry McAuliffe pledges to sign two executive orders on his first day as governor, but the leader of the GOP-controlled House of Delegates says the Democrat shouldn’t get too comfortable [...]

Bagged bag tax could make comeback

Bagged bag tax could make comeback

By Anna Harris (File photo) State Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-30) is taking another shot at a bag tax, this time by possibly letting local officials decide whether to adopt the levy in the hopes it’ll win [...]

Waterfront commission wades into boat club property dispute

Waterfront commission wades into boat club property dispute

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Examining the differing plans for the Old Dominion Boat Club’s disputed riverside parking lot last week, members of the city waterfront commission were left with one overriding question: Can’t we compromise? [...]

Boat club prevails in alley fight

Boat club prevails in alley fight

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Derrick Perkins) The state Supreme Court ended a contentious, back-and-forth legal battle for control of Wales Alley last week, confirming the Old Dominion Boat Club’s right to the waterfront passageway. In a major [...]

A Democratic sweep?

A Democratic sweep?

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Local Democrats cruised to victory Tuesday night, while party officials hope to sweep statewide races for the first time in recent memory. Facing independent Jeffrey Engle, Delegate Rob Krupicka (D-45) won [...]

Messy mathematics

Messy mathematics

By Erich Wagner (File photo) One thing is certain about the planned relocation of the National Science Foundation from Arlington to Alexandria in 2015: It will have a big impact on the city’s coffers as well [...]

Touching up the law for massage therapists

Touching up the law for massage therapists

By Anna Harris (File photo) Until city officials relaxed rules governing massage therapists earlier this month, getting by as a hands-on worker could prove challenging. The old regulations — updated by city council during an October [...]

Experts expect higher election turnout than 2009

Experts expect higher election turnout than 2009

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Despite the much-reported lack of enthusiasm for gubernatorial candidates Ken Cuccinelli (R) and Terry McAuliffe (D), political experts predict a higher voter turnout Tuesday than Election Day 2009, when Bob McDonnell [...]

Mayor misspoke on eminent domain

Mayor misspoke on eminent domain

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Eminent domain is and always has been a contentious term, especially in the run-up to last year’s election, when Mayor Bill Euille touted — erroneously — his record of eschewing land [...]

All’s not quiet on District 45 front

All’s not quiet on District 45 front

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The race between Delegate Rob Krupicka (D-45) and challenger Jeffrey Engle, an independent, for a seat in Richmond has been quieter than last year’s special election. But both candidates are pounding [...]