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
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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
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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