Connie Stevens http://wvtf.org en Historic Preservation Survey http://wvtf.org/post/historic-preservation-survey <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 15px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is asking for public input on historic preservation.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:00:47 +0000 Connie Stevens 24161 at http://wvtf.org Historic Preservation Survey Gay Marriage Issue in Court http://wvtf.org/post/gay-marriage-issue-court <p></p><p>It’s the next chapter in the same sex marriage debate….and it’s set in Richmond.<br />A three-judge panel with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals whas heard oral arguments in the case of Bostic vs. Shaefer….better known as the challenge on Virginia’s ban on gay marriage.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>It could take weeks, even months, for a ruling in the case.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Both sides have indicated they'll head next to the U.S. Supreme Court.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 22:03:20 +0000 Connie Stevens 21291 at http://wvtf.org Gay Marriage Issue in Court Former Gov. McDonnell & Wife Indicted on Federal Charges http://wvtf.org/post/former-gov-mcdonnell-wife-indicted-federal-charges <p>Just weeks after leaving the Governor’s mansion, former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen have been indicted for illegally accepting gifts and loans during his tenure.</p><p>The 14-count, 43-page&nbsp; federal indictment details how the couple accepted more than $135,000&nbsp; in gifts, loans and trips from the former CEO of Star Scientific, Jonnie Williams, also a political donor.</p><p>In exchange, the indictment claims the Governor and his office were helping promote the company’s struggling dietary supplement business and attempted to conceal the scheme.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:17:39 +0000 Connie Stevens 16194 at http://wvtf.org Former Gov. McDonnell & Wife Indicted on Federal Charges W&L Politics Professor Shares Thoughts on Mandela http://wvtf.org/post/wl-politics-professor-shares-thoughts-mandela <p>World leaders gathered today for Nelson Mandela’s mass memorial---&nbsp; and a Washington and Lee professor has followed the events in South Africa with particular interest.</p><p>Tyler Dickovick specializes in African politics, and has done significant research on the former president’s role in erasing justice and inequality.&nbsp; Dickovick says Mandela’s story has significant meaning in the classroom for any student of politics or social sciences.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:18:14 +0000 Connie Stevens 14449 at http://wvtf.org W&L Politics Professor Shares Thoughts on Mandela Senator Creigh Deeds: Authorities Consider Case Possible Attempted Murder & Suicide http://wvtf.org/post/senator-creigh-deeds-authorities-consider-case-possible-attempted-murder-suicide <p>State Senator Creigh Deeds is now listed in good condition at UVA Medical Center after being stabbed multiple times in the head and torso&nbsp; at his Bath County home Tuesday morning.&nbsp;</p><p>Police were called to the home just before 7:30.&nbsp; The Senator’s 24-year-old son, Gus, is dead of a gunshot wound.&nbsp;</p><p>Authorities say at this stage in the investigation, they're looking at the altercation as an attempted murder and suicide.</p><p>Deeds, who is 55, has served the 25th district since 2001.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:10:35 +0000 Connie Stevens 13526 at http://wvtf.org Senator Creigh Deeds: Authorities Consider Case Possible Attempted Murder & Suicide