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VMFA audit finds minor deficiencies

A state audit of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has questioned its system of using private funds for the state museum’s donor events.

Tuesday 05/26/2015
VMFA audit finds minor deficiencies

A state audit of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has questioned its system of using private funds for the state museum’s donor events.

Schapiro: Virginia Supreme Court takes special interest in Sweet Briar College case

Supreme Court arguments in Sweet Briar closing could be decisive in fight over the all-female school's future.

W&L graduating senior perfects the art of selfies

LEXINGTON — Like all college graduations, Thursday’s commencement at Washington and Lee University will abound with photo opportunities, from selfies to group portraits.

W&L president to step down next year

The president of Washington and Lee University will step down next year after 10 years in the job.

Longtime Richmond-area Delegate Franklin P. Hall dies at 76

Democrat represented most of South Richmond and northern Chesterfield County in the House of Delegates from 1976 to 2009 and was House Minority Leader from 2002-2007.

Cuccinelli hopes settlement deters 'scam PACs'

He says conservative PAC used his name to raise funds, but gave his 2013 campaign a fraction of the cash.

Stosch endorses Dunnavant as his successor

Retiring Sen. Walter A. Stosch, R-Henrico today endorsed Dr. Siobhan Dunnavant as his successor in the June 9 GOP primary.

Alleged illicit cigarette dealer arraigned in federal court


McAuliffe names former U.S. House CIO to run VITA

Nelson Moe, former chief information officer for the House, takes over as Virginia’s CIO at a crucial time. The state is looking to restructure its contracts for technology services.

Monday 05/25/2015
Subject of Kevin Bacon film speaks at Memorial Day event in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE — A screening of the film “Taking Chance” brought tears to many in the audience at the Paramount Theater on Sunday.

Bedford Fire Department puts drone to use in searches

BEDFORD — Spend a little time at the baseball fields on Bedford Avenue and you might catch a glimpse of a DJI Phantom 2 drone touching down on the pitcher’s mound before lifting off to make a sweep around the Elks National Home.

Boy, 2, taken to VCU Medical Center after shooting himself

LUNENBURG, Va. (AP) - Police say a toddler shot himself after finding a loaded handgun on top of a dresser.

Great white shark Mary Lee pings off Eastern Shore again

The latest ping from the tracker on Mary Lee — a 3,500-pound great white shark — occurred at 10:29 a.m. today off the Eastern Shore.

Sunday 05/24/2015
GOP contest to succeed Stosch in Senate heats up

The four-way race for the Republican nomination for the open 12th District Virginia Senate seat is heating up in the final weeks leading up to the June 9 primary.

Saturday 05/23/2015
Notes from the Capitol

Dance, Howell experience benefits of incumbency

Incumbent Sen. Stephen Martin faces two challengers in 11th District race

The Virginia Senate’s 11th District has been reliably Republican for decades. But for the first time in his more than 20 years in office, the incumbent faces primary challengers.

Schapiro: Offstage redistricting drama rattles Republicans

In this rough-and-tumble campaign season, a nastier battle - over the legal foundation of Republican legislative dominance - is unfolding largely out of view.

No easy solutions for illicit tobacco trade

Cigarette smuggling costs states almost $3 billion a year in tax revenue. 

Loving v. Virginia looms large in gay marriage case

In Richard Loving’s message to the U.S. Supreme Court, he simply let his heart speak. His attorney, Bernard S. Cohen, read Loving’s words to the nine justices during his oral argument.

Dance, Howell experience benefits of incumbency

Ahead of legislative elections, established donors often bet on known quantities.

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