Government & Politics

The Blame Game
5:13 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Government Shutdown

As thousands of federal workers in Virginia are locked out of their offices, lawmakers in the commonwealth are pointing fingers across the aisle.

Federal workers and contractors across Virginia are angry. Many already had to endure furloughs this summer and now the government shutdown is causing even more to lose income - and most workers report they actually want to be on the job.

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Government & Politics
4:38 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Attorney General Candidates Debate

Mark Herring & Mark Obenshain

The federal government shutdown provided fuel for the Democratic candidate for Attorney General to take shots at his Republican rival during their second debate.  

But while GOP Senator Mark Obenshain did not distance himself from the group which Democratic Senator Mark Herring says is behind the shutdown, the Republican painted his opponent as a figurehead who lacks vision and understanding of the office of Attorney General. 

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Government & Politics
8:50 am
Mon September 30, 2013

VaNews for 09.30.13

The drive across Afton Mountain on Interstate-64 can be one of the most dangerous in Virginia when the weather turns nasty. But it may soon become a little less risky. And there’s been a  dustup over chickens in Spotsylvania County. Stories about both were among the most clicked this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link.  


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Government & Politics
4:36 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Richmond Pastors on Same-Sex Marriage

A coalition of Richmond-area pastors says Richmond's City Council is overstepping its authority by considering an ordinance that would grant benefits to spouses of city workers in same-sex marriages. 

The pastors say the state Constitution is clear in its definition of a marriage being between one man and one woman—which is also as the New Testament defines it.

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Campus Discussion on Immigration
4:00 am
Wed September 25, 2013

9500 Liberty

The United States has been called a ‘land of immigrants” and some say the debate about immigration reflects the very core of our identity as Americans.

The immigration reform bill, passed by the US Senate in June, appears stalled in Congress. 

A film called, 9500 Liberty documented the reaction in Prince William County, Virginia, when an Arizona-style immigration ordinance was implemented there several years ago.

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