Va. watchdog group blasts assembly’s murky practices

Transparency Virginia, a nonprofit, nonpartisan legislative watchdog group, released a report Tuesday highlighting “murky practices” and “disturbing” findings from the 2015 General Assembly session with regard to unrecorded votes and short notices for committee meetings.

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House Kills Bill to Legalize Selling Switchblades

RICHMOND – Any Virginians using this week’s snow days to start planning a “Warriors”-style gang – complete with throwing stars and switchblades – must now put the jean jacket back in the closet and go back to the drawing board.

Gillespie calls for debt relief, jobs for college graduates

RICHMOND, Va. — Republican senatorial candidate Ed Gillespie wants to ease the debt burden on college graduates by pushing an income-based payment system if elected on November 4. In an interview with VCU’s “iPadJournos” project, Gillespie supported his democratic opponent’s debt relief plan, but also pushed for a stronger focus on providing jobs for graduates…

Candidates use People’s Debate to attack each other over scandals

RICHMOND, Va. — CBS 6 anchor and debate moderator Bill Fitzgerald opened the final debate between Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie on Monday night with a call to “plow new ground.” But as voter groups and journalists started asking questions about the restoration of the Voting Rights Act, Gillespie pushed Warner for answers…

MS Shad Shootout – The Urban Angler’s Paradise

RICHMOND, Va. – Every spring in Richmond from late March to early June, American and Hickory Shad run up the James River by the thousands to spawn where they were born. On April 12, 2014 the MS Shad Shootout takes advantage of this urban angler’s paradise by hosting an all-day catch, photo and release fishing…