Norfolk City Council votes for wards
Education / Local / Norfolk / Politics

Norfolk City Council votes for wards

The majority of Norfolk City Council – 5 members – voted in favor of a ward system for our elected school board. I’ll have my say in my next op-ed. For now, take a few minutes to watch speakers and the council have their say – notice I didn’t say “discuss” – on this issue … 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

ICYMI: 45 days of expectations in Richmond
Local / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: 45 days of expectations in Richmond

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Friday. With the Virginia General Assembly opening its 2015 session Wednesday and this being an election year for all 140 members, it should be a quite entertaining session. For reference purposes, the numbers I included in the article came from the statistics maintained by the Virginia … 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