Mallory Noe-Payne

Virginia’s Governor made national headlines last week for restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 felons in the state. Critics say McAuliffe is misusing his powers as governor, to get close friend Hillary Clinton more votes in Virginia this November.

But how was McAuliffe’s announcement received among those it affects?

Ethics Questions: Reconsidering the Rules on Gifts

Apr 25, 2016
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The old saying goes there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But what about elected officials? Should they have to track the value of every meal they are given? 

The case against former Governor Bob McDonnell was that he took things in exchange for official actions, a prosecution that will be heard before the United States Supreme Court this week. That’s why Carl Tobias at the University of Richmond Law School says tightening up on rules about gifts no-brainer.

VaNews Topics: Cheaper gasoline, school name change

Apr 25, 2016
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  Cheaper gasoline is good for many people but not so good for some of Virginia's public transportation systems...and some residents in the Williamsburg area want to change the name of a school that commemorates a defender of segregation. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VA News link on 



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New numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that Virginia is still outpacing its neighbors in job growth. That’s a trend that’s being driven largely by Northern Virginia.

Lawyers Challenge Evidence of Shaken Baby Syndrome

Apr 25, 2016
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New science is casting doubt on forensic evidence, like bite marks or hair, used to convict people of crimes.  Now, the Innocence Project at the University of Virginia is raising doubts about the way doctors have diagnosed shaken baby syndrome.  Sandy Hausman has that story.