Government & Politics

Government & Politics
4:19 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

State Board of Elections Certifies Dem Win for AG

With little fanfare, the State Board of Elections painstakingly waded through the November 5th vote tallies sent in by localities … and certified Democrats Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam, and Mark Herring as the winners of their statewide electoral contests.

Herring’s certification as Attorney General-elect by the closest statewide margin in the Commonwealth’s modern history is prompting speculation that Republican Mark Obenshain will challenge those results.

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Government & Politics
8:09 am
Mon November 25, 2013

VaNews for 11.25.13

There’s concern about this year’s acorn crop in Virginia and a source of public school funding disparity you may not have thought about.

Those are among the most clicked stories in recent days at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org.

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Virginia Tech Family Mourns
1:22 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Professor Craig Brians: A Remembrance

The Blacksburg community lost a bright light recently.  Virginia Tech Political Science Professor died suddenly at his home earlier this month. 

Brians was a witty and energetic teacher who not only kept his students engaged, but also helped public radio listeners better understand the intricacies of electoral politics.  

Brians had been a police officer in California, where he grew up, but after a serious back injury on the job forced him to give up police work, he got a PhD in Political Science and came to Blacksburg to teach at Virginia Tech 15 years ago.

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Government & Politics
6:17 am
Mon November 18, 2013

VaNews for 11.18.13

Virginia restaurants may soon be able to tweet you about Happy Hour and a frustrated high school football coach takes it out on the band.

Those are among the most clicked stories in recent days at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org.

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Government & Politics
4:55 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Special Election in the 6th District

With the election of Ralph Northam to be Virginia’s next lieutenant governor, his state senate seat will open, and there will be a special election to replace him.  It’s a vote that could have statewide implications.

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