As far as power trips go, Portsmouth Mayor Kenny Wright’s latest is a doozy. The leader of Hampton Roads’ most dysfunctional and cash-strapped city has galvanized a majority on the City Council to help him amplify distractions, clamp down on dissent and rule over a city government that is unraveling. Conditions keep getting worse.
IT'S HARD to argue that the Virginia law on stuff hanging from a rear-view mirror isn't vague.
FOURTEEN years ago today, the Middle East's millennia of conflict was visited on the United States. Nineteen terrorists killed 2,977 people in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The toll included 2,135 civilians and citizens of more than 90 countries. Fifty-four military personnel were slaughtered at the Pentagon. More than 400 firefighters and police died in the response.
THE EXPERT ultimately chosen to redraw Virginia's 3rd Congressional District, a sprawling, gerrymandered area that state Republicans illegally packed with black voters, will be criticized, regardless of the way the boundaries change.
IN THE POWER industry, much of the energy focuses on the big and new: technologies, fuels, even delivery. But the biggest difference - for the planet, the population and the power companies - is likely to come from efforts to use less.
Tens of thousands of students in Hampton Roads go back to school today. They'll start this week preparing for standardized tests. Some will catch on quickly, mastering mathematical equations, enjoying classical literature, writing essays, learning about plants and animals, studying wars.
AMERICAN workers are among the best in the world: Compared with people in other countries, American employees work long hours and are hugely productive, according to data from the world's developed nations compiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
After the first U.S. cities began passing ordinances 130 years ago observing the contributions of American workers, it took less than a decade for Congress to declare the first Monday of each September an official holiday.
Pope Francis has, in forceful ways, upended much of the Catholic Church’s political underpinnings in America. On issues like gay marriage and divorce, Francis has pointedly broken with the punishing moral language that has marked the church’s intersection with modern life.
POPE FRANCIS has, in forceful ways, upended much of the Catholic Church's political underpinnings in America. On issues like gay marriage and divorce, Francis has pointedly broken with the punishing moral language that has marked the church's intersection with modern life.
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