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ICYMI: What we’re missing from reportless Richmond
Local / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: What we’re missing from reportless Richmond

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday.  When the Pew Research Journalism Project released its report last week, I couldn’t help but think of Julian Walker, the former statehouse reporter for our paper. The loss of Julian last month came on the heels of other losses of coverage in Virginia – this … Continue reading

Norfolk elected school board: nearly 17,000 signatures
Education / Local / Norfolk / Politics

Norfolk elected school board: nearly 17,000 signatures

In a press release (pdf) this morning, Norfolk Citizens for an Elected School Board announced that nearly 17,000 signatures have been obtained and submitted for the placement of the question on the ballot. Norfolk voters will have a choice in November 2014 to change the management of Norfolk public schools from being appointed by City … Continue reading

ICYMI: Norfolk should vote on electing school board
Education / Local / Norfolk / Politics

ICYMI: Norfolk should vote on electing school board

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday. Getting this question on the ballot in November is a real possibility. Just this morning. I was told that the State Board of Elections says that the petitions have to be submitted by 5pm Wednesday, not Monday as was previously thought. As I mentioned in … Continue reading

ICYMI: Even the schedule is inside baseball
2014 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: Even the schedule is inside baseball

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot last Thursday. The inspiration was the short time frame for nominating contests for the open seats in the 90th and the 48th House of Delegates districts. By setting the date for the special elections for 8/19, which is less than 60 days away, the speaker relied … Continue reading

Updated: 3 in for 90th
2014 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics

Updated: 3 in for 90th

UPDATE: Only three candidates completed the filing. From earlier today: Four candidates have filed paperwork to be on the ballot for Saturday’s firehouse primary, according to VPAP.  They are: Alex Askew Rick James Terrell Kingwood Joe Lindsey Candidates have until noon today to file their declaration of candidacy and pay a $2,500 nonrefundable filing fee. … Continue reading