ICYMI: Be a martyr for the cause
Hampton Roads / Local / National / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: Be a martyr for the cause

Yes, I’ve been buried again :( I keep hoping that things will settle down and I’ll have more time to post here but it just hasn’t happened yet. Not that there is any shortage of things to opine on – because there isn’t. After all, between Norfolk and Richmond, to name a couple, there’s plenty … Continue reading

ICYMI: Another tool in the school toolbox
Education / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: Another tool in the school toolbox

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot last Thursday. In it, I discuss House Bill 1585, which was introduced by my delegate, Chris Stolle. Stolle’s bill seeks to add two alternative schedules to Va. Code § 22.1-79.1. One would allow the operation of year-round schools, a trend in education. A report by the … Continue reading

Lewis town hall meetings this week
2015 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

Lewis town hall meetings this week

Senator Lynwood Lewis, who represents the 6th district, is holding a series of town hall meetings in advance of the start of the General Assembly session next week. Except as noted, the meetings will be held from 6pm to 7:30pm. Here’s the schedule: Norfolk Today, 1/5/15: Mary D. Pretlow Library, 111 W. Ocean View Avenue, … Continue reading

Not democracy
Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

Not democracy

From last night: First round of #VA74 dem primary: Sullivan 18, Bagby 13, Miles 12. According to Facebook. — Gonzi (@_Gonzi) December 23, 2014 43 total votes. Are you kidding me? #VA74 — Vivian J. Paige (@vpaige) December 23, 2014 And then there’s this: Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Morales and defense attorneys Mike Rosenberg and … Continue reading

Quick hits: 11/18/24
Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

Quick hits: 11/18/24

Not much has changed around here – still swamped. But I’ve been keeping my eye on several stories: The Sessoms saga. The Virginian-Pilot’s John Holland dropped a bombshell in his investigative report of votes made by Virginia Beach mayor Will Sessoms that appear to have benefited borrowers of his employer, TowneBank. In the wake of … Continue reading

Southside Hampton Roads voter guides
2014 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / National / Politics / Virginia

Southside Hampton Roads voter guides

The Virginian-Pilot has compiled a voter guide for Southside Hampton Roads. The guide includes both federal and local candidates – remember, three localities have local contests on the ballot – and has not only profiles of the candidates but also video interviews, if the candidate chose to participate. This has to be one of the … Continue reading

ICYMI: Virginia’s redistricting dilemma
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ICYMI: Virginia’s redistricting dilemma

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday. In it, I discuss the effects of the U.S. Supreme court decision in Shelby on the upcoming redrawing of Virginia’s 3rd – and surrounding – congressional district. I covered some of this ground in my earlier op-eds, particularly just after Shelby and after a bill … Continue reading