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Halifax man convicted of five felony charges

Elizabeth Leggett makes adjustment to field research work in African country

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What now?

Let’s be honest, the thought probably ran through your mind, too: Why didn’t the guy just shut up and do as he was told by the officers outside the hospital ER? If he had, wouldn’t he be alive today?

Hunting for answers

The perfect General Assembly session would be the one where legislators show up, consider an assortment of less-than-earthshattering bills, argue back and forth a bit amongst themselves, pass a budget, forgo just about everything else, then head home before the buttercups wilt.

Madam Mayor

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote that there are no second acts in American life; the line comes from “The Last Tycoon,” published in 1941. Kathleen Walker would have been bumping up against her 30s around the time the book came out; she was probably too busy to read it.

Devoured from within

Suddenly I find myself busy reading up on matters of crime and punishment, and not of the Dostoyevsky sort.

Holding pattern

In the call center world of Virginia politics, the push to mine uranium has been put on indefinite hold.

Going dark

Newspapers across the Commonwealth will be spilling blood, guts and barrels of ink this General Assembly session to beat back legislation that would gut the requirement that public notices be published in newspapers. Perhaps this would be a good time to invoke an editorial standard, the disclosure of self-interest.

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