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  • Regional killings soar past 100, reach highest level in decade (Richmond, Virginia area)

    02/19/2017 12:50:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | February 18, 2017 | Mark Bowes
    Killings across the Richmond region soared in 2016 to the highest level in more than a decade, with African-Americans suffering the greatest loss of life at 81 percent of all victims. Homicides in the region’s four cities, three towns and 16 counties with a collective population of 1.26 million jumped 24 percent, from 98 in 2015 to 124 last year — the highest tally since 2005, when 132 killings occurred, according to a Richmond Times-Dispatch analysis of regional homicide data. The distressing loss of black lives continued at a disproportionately high pace in 2016, with 101 of the 124 victims,...
  • A Boycott of Wegmans for Selling Trump’s Wine Has Seriously Backfired

    02/18/2017 11:28:47 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 38 replies
    Grub Street ^ | February 17, 2017 | Clint Rainey
    Earlier this week, Wegmans became the latest company to face a backlash for carrying Trump-owned products. The supermarket chain sells five different Trump Winery wines at its ten stores in Virginia, where the vineyard is located, and a local chapter of the National Organization for Women called on its notoriously loyal fanbase to boycott Wegmans unless it agreed to remove the products from stores statewide. The company responded that it bases inventory “solely on how well [a product] sells,” and welcomed shoppers to “demonstrate their convictions.” Seeing that as an encouraging sign, a group called Stop Trump Wine materialized with...
  • Legal loophole: Virginia AG uses forfeiture funds to cover staff salaries

    02/18/2017 8:22:41 AM PST · by Makana · 30 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | February 18, 2017 | Jason Snead
    So, you’re sitting on millions of dollars’ worth of confiscated property. You want to give your workers a raise, but federal rules bar you from using seized assets to fund salaries. What’s an attorney general to do? Well, if you’re Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, you turn to a strange source for the solution: the very U.S. Justice Department officials who are responsible for enforcing the rules you want to skirt. They told Herring he could use the funds to cover routine costs “so long as your overall budget does not decrease.” Herring promptly started using seized funds to cover...
  • Wegmans facing boycotts for carrying Trump products

    02/17/2017 5:55:22 AM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Syracuse Post Standard ^ | 2/17/17 | Geoff Herbert
    Wegmans is consistently named one of the best companies to work for, recently scored the second-best corporate reputation in America, and has had a cult following among fans for years.So why are customers suddenly threatening to boycott the Rochester-based grocery store chain?The Democrat & Chronicle reports Wegmans is facing boycotts for carrying products with President Donald Trump's name on them. The company has 10 locations in Virginia that sell bottles from the Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Va., drawing the ire of the National Organization for Women and other groups."Certainly if Wegmans is carrying Trump wines, I personally will not shop there," Terry O'Neill,...
  • Wegmans faces boycott over Trump wines

    02/15/2017 1:28:39 PM PST · by detective · 26 replies
    MSN Money ^ | February 15, 2017 | Todd Clausen
    Wegmans Food Markets is the latest retailer to face political pressure for carrying products connected to President Donald Trump. The Gates-based grocer is being called on to remove Trump Winery products from its Virginia stores, where it sells 237 different wines from 58 wineries in that state. The Stop Trump Wine group has asked Virginians to boycott grocers, retailers, restaurants and other organizations doing business with Trump Winery.
  • Feminists Boost Sales of Trump Wine in Virginia at Wegmans

    02/17/2017 10:59:14 AM PST · by Mozilla · 21 replies
    Daily Headlines ^ | 2/17/17 | By Steven H Ahle
    The popular grocery chain, Wegmans has ten stores in Virginia, where feminists are pushing a boycott of Trump wines and Wegmans for selling it. But don’t expect Wegmans to fold anytime soon. Since the boycott began the sale of Trump Wines has skyrocketed. Two stores are totally out and the other eight are almost totally out and Wegmans warehouse does not have a single case left.
  • Rally at City Hall demands ICE leave Richmond (Virginia)

    02/16/2017 7:06:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Village News ^ | February 16, 2017 | Amelia Heymann and Jessica Nolte, Capital News Service
    After federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids led to nearly 700 arrests nationwide, about 100 Richmond residents held a rally in front of City Hall on Monday to demand that ICE stay out of Richmond. The rally was called to support immigrants who fear they may be the next target of ICE. People at the event represented several human rights organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and Southerners On New Ground. Speakers at the demonstration called for Richmond to be an “intersectionally” inclusive sanctuary city. Their words were translated into either Spanish or English so that all...
  • [Springfield VA] 5 suspects facing murder charges in death of 15-year-old girl [Illegals]

    02/16/2017 5:30:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    WTTG ^ | 2/16/17
    Police have charged two adults and three 17-year-olds with murder in connection with the death of a 15-year-old Maryland girl found dead in Virginia. Damaris Reyes Rivas was reported missing in December, and her body was found near Lake Accotink Park in Springfield on Saturday. (snip) Police would not identify the gang involved, but Damaris’s mother, who now fears for her own life, says the brutal Salvadorian gang MS-13 is responsible. Her mother also says that she has been getting threats from members of the gang blaming her for the arrests that police have made. (snip) ICE has lodged detainers...
  • Jefferson Statue Smeared With ‘Blood’ At William & Mary

    02/15/2017 8:16:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 13, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    A William & Mary student posted two pictures of a Thomas Jefferson statue stained with fake blood and a message reading: “Overseen: TJ caught with the blood of all the people he owned on his hands.”
  • Weekly Immigration Report: Virginia Passes Bills to Increase Security, but McAuliffe Promises Vetos

    02/16/2017 9:07:09 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 5 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | 2/16/2017 | Virginia Free Citizen
    Virginia | Governor McAuliffe has promised to veto bills that will protect Virginia citizen's lives and jobsIn a blatant abuse of power, Richmond Mayor Stoney issued a mayoral directive establishing Richmond as a sanctuary to harbor illegal aliens and Governor McAuliffe has promised to veto any anti-sanctuary legislation. These two collaborated actions have usurped the rights of the Virginia citizen and placed our communities at both criminal and financial risks.  The lawless vs the lawful.  Join us by circulating petitions in your area!  Richmond City Resident Petitions click here State-Wide Resident Petitions click here Read the full press release click here  ...
  • Trump Drops Obama’s Transgender School Agenda

    02/14/2017 11:04:50 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    church millitant ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.
    WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - President Trump is signaling he won't force public schools to adopt Obama's transgender bathroom guidance mandating students be allowed in opposite sex bathrooms and locker rooms. The White House filed a motion Friday Feb. 10 with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals effectively keeping in place a nationwide injunction that blocked Obama's transgender bathroom "guidance" until the Supreme Court addresses the issue in March. A challenge to the injunction late last year by the Obama administration had been scheduled to go before the court this week but was canceled by Friday's filing. Sarah Warbelow, legal director...
  • Judge Grants Injunction Barring Travel Ban Implementation In Virginia (Another Setback!)

    02/13/2017 8:36:46 PM PST · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 13, 2017
    <p>McLEAN, Va. -- A federal judge Monday granted a preliminary injunction barring the Trump administration from implementing its travel ban in Virginia, adding another judicial ruling to those already in place challenging the ban’s constitutionality.</p> <p>A federal appeals court in California has already upheld a national temporary restraining order stopping the government from implementing the ban, which is directed at seven Muslim-majority countries.</p>
  • ‘We want justice.’ Pokémon Go player’s death sparks petitions, protests against Chesapeake police

    02/13/2017 6:21:01 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 16 replies
    WTKR ^ | February 13, 2017 | Merris Badcock
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Protests, a Facebook page, and now a petition: it is the latest in a string of campaigns all demanding justice in the shooting death of 60-year-old Jiansheng Chen of Chesapeake. Grandpa Chen – as he has come to be known on the Internet – was allegedly shot and killed by a River Walk neighborhood security guard last month. The guard says he was acting in self-defense, and that Chen tried to run him over. Chen’s family says their grandfather was playing Pokémon Go, and spoke little English. “A 60-year-old man who was sitting in the car playing...
  • Corey Stewart mobbed by protesters at Robert E. Lee statue in Charlotteville

    02/13/2017 3:45:05 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 22 replies
    WHSV3ABC ^ | February 13, 2017 | Associated Press
    <p>CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP, WHSV) — A Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate was allegedly mobbed by protesters during a trip to Charlottesville.</p> <p>Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors and former Virginia chairman of Trump's campaign, visited Charlottesville to defend the city's statue of Robert E. Lee in a downtown park. But he was confronted by angry protesters.</p>
  • Jim Webb has figured out why Democrats are losing so badly. ...Here’s why they won’t listen to him

    02/13/2017 10:11:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/13/17 | Robert Laurie
    Fingers in ears Back in 2015, when Jim Webb ended his campaign to become the Democrat’s presidential nominee, I referred to him as “the Dems’ only adult.” It had been clear, for months, that Webb stood no chance of gaining any sort of traction among the rabid lefties that control today’s Democrat party. It was just never going to happen. The reason? He’s sane.
  • Illegal Alien Voter Convicted in Texas is Tip of the Iceberg

    02/12/2017 10:41:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 11, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    You won’t hear much about Rosa Maria Ortega after this week. Ortega is the Mexican alien who was caught illegally voting five times in American elections. Ortega is Bigfoot for those in the media, professors, and Democrats who tell us that "voter fraud is as rare as Bigfoot." The caustic radical Andrew Cohen is one of the purveyors of that lie (@JustADCohen). Unfortunately, when it comes to voter fraud, when you catch one crook, it usually means there are hundreds more hiding in the darkness. When it comes to aliens voting, it’s more like thousands and thousands. And yes,...
  • Protesters mob provocative Va. governor candidate Corey Stewart) as he defends Confederate statue

    02/11/2017 2:49:37 PM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 11, 2017 | Fenit Nirappil
    Surrounded by protesters, Corey Stewart records a Facebook Live video defending a Charlottesville Confederate statue with Thaddeus Alexander, whose Facebook video railing against liberal demonstrators went viral. (Fenit Nirappi/The Washington Post) CHARLOTTESVILLE — Republican gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart came to this town to defend its statue of Robert E. Lee in a downtown park, only to be swarmed by dozens of protesters who shouted him down everywhere he went. It was the harshest reception yet for the provocative chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, who is campaigning for the GOP nomination for governor as Virginia’s Donald...
  • Federal agents conduct immigration enforcement raids in at least six states (Great day!)

    02/10/2017 4:43:15 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/10/17 | https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/abigail-hauslohner/?tid=a_inl-amp
    Gillian Christensen, a spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees ICE, confirmed that agents this week had raided homes and workplaces in Atlanta, the Los Angeles area and two other cities that she declined to identify, as part of “routine” immigration enforcement actions. ICE does not use the term raids. But immigration activists said Friday that they had documented ICE raids of unusual intensity in the past 48 hours in Vista, Pomona and Compton, Calif.; Austin, Dallas, and Pflugerville, Texas; Alexandria and Annandale, Va.; Charlotte and Burlington, N.C.; Plant City, Fla.; the Hudson Valley region of New York;...
  • FBI Insider- 70 Arrest Warrants to Be Issued, 30 Politicans, 40 Individuals in DC, NYC VA

    02/07/2017 7:57:37 PM PST · by drewh · 149 replies
    Maine Republic Email Alert ^ | feb 7 2017 | user : random rants of ryan
    after Sessions is sworn in...
  • Omarosa and her bridesmaids went shopping — and an ugly, political scene erupted

    02/07/2017 6:38:49 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 6, 2017 | Helena Andrews-Dyer
    <p>On Saturday, Omarosa Manigault, a White House communications director, was spotted at the posh Tyson’s Corner Center in Virginia, shopping for bridesmaids’s dresses. The former “Apprentice” villain, who announced her engagement to Florida pastor John Allen Newman last summer and will appear in an episode of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress,” was with a cohort of five bridesmaids.</p>
  • Some Notes on the State of Virginia

    02/07/2017 10:12:58 AM PST · by Jacquerie
    Article V Blog ^ | February 7th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    There’s a tendency among 21st century patriots to assume the foundation of republican free government, conventions of the sovereign people, was known from the moment of independence in 1776. While the essential purpose (security of rights) of any government, expressed so eloquently by Thomas Jefferson, was widely accepted, the actual process to arrive at such government remained elusive. How were thirteen distinct societies to go about replacing their previous monarchal régimes? Let’s look at one, Virginia. Virginia’s Royal Governor, Lord Dunmore, dissolved the House of Burgesses when it passed a resolution on June 1st 1774 declaring a day of fasting...
  • Stoney Issues Immigration Directive(Richmond wants to be a sanctuary city)

    02/06/2017 3:44:57 PM PST · by central_va · 19 replies
    WRVA(ap) ^ | 2/6/17 | WRVA
    Stoney says the Richmond Police Department will maintain its policy of not asking residents it encounters about their immigration status.
  • Virginia Allowed to Join Lawsuit Over Trump's Immigration Order

    02/03/2017 8:31:41 AM PST · by tekrat · 18 replies
    Virginia will be allowed to join a lawsuit challenging aspects of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, a judge ruled Friday. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat, sought to join the lawsuit and broaden its scope.
  • D.C. sandwich chain owner learns there’s nothing liberals won’t boycott

    02/02/2017 12:36:35 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 31, 2017 | by Jazz Shaw
    If you’re a liberal these days, you may have trouble keeping up with all of the new actions coming out of the Trump White House which enrage you. If you’re a conservative you’ve probably already lost track of the number of things the liberals are marching, protesting about, condemning and boycotting. On that last point you can now add one more to the list. The evil ownership of Taylor Gourmet, a local chain of hoagie shops around the Beltway, has gone too far and drawn the ire of progressive activists. (For those of you from other parts of the country,...
  • Kaine: Democrats Have To "Fight In The Streets" Against Trump

    01/31/2017 12:13:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 31, 2017 | Tim Hains
    On Tuesday's broadcast of MSNBC's Morning Joe, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) said Democrats must take advantage of "public outcry against the [Trump] administration]." Kaine said Democrats must fight back in Congress, the courts, and in the streets. "What we've got to do is fight in Congress, fight in the courts, fight in the streets, fight online, fight at the ballot box, and now there's the momentum to be able to do this," Kaine said to Democrats. "And we're not afraid of the popular outcry, we're energized by it and that's going to help us do our job and do it...
  • Unchallenged Territory (Making Virginia Registrars and Election Officials obey the law)

    01/30/2017 10:38:14 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    Vote Doc Troxel ^ | January 27, 2017 | Steve “Doc” Troxel, Ph.D.
    As my regular readers know, we have been having some problems with our local Registrar’s Office and their willingness to abide by the Code of Virginia. (If you haven’t been keeping up, you can find my previous emails below.) In a nutshell, we started last August trying to get a list of election officials in Lynchburg. We were refused because they said it was a personnel issue. After a couple of months, one of our Republican committee members found the relevant section of Virginia law that said not only did they have to provide it, but it has to be...
  • Va. teen appointed to all 4 US military academies

    01/26/2017 5:57:08 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 36 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | 1/26/2017 | Fox News
    FAIRFAX, Va. - A Virginia teenager has been appointed to all four American military service academies. Timothy Park, 18, beat the odds with stellar grades, test scores, leadership, community service and fitness. "I'm feeling amazing right now," Park said. In fact, the odds are so great, it's a rare reality for anyone to get into all four schools. "It's about one percent, if not less," Park said. "Of the whole country."
  • Tim Kaine’s hometown paper accuses him of sexism over treatment of Trump nominee

    01/23/2017 2:53:32 PM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    EAG News ^ | 1/23/17 | Victor Skinner
    The hometown newspaper for failed vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine is raising questions about his comments to Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos at her confirmation hearing last week.In an editorial published Sunday, The Richmond Times-Dispatch accused the Senator from Virginia of sexism in his line of questioning for DeVos during the Jan. 17 confirmation hearing.From the Times-Dispatch: Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine raked Betsy DeVos over the coals during the recent hearing over her nomination to head the Education Department. That’s fine: Asking tough questions is exactly what a good senator should do. …But one of Kaine’s questions in particular seemed out...
  • 'Deception employed' to build new Islamic Center

    01/22/2017 4:40:26 PM PST · by Ray76 · 23 replies
    WND ^ | Jan 22, 2017 | Garth Kant
    Concerned residents in a small Northern Virginia community have dug up misleading information in the application by a local Islamic center for a permit that would have cleared the way to build a mosque, and it may be an example of a pattern of deception practiced around the country. The information includes: An apparent attempt to mislead residents on the use of facilityAn apparent attempt to mislead residents on the size of the facilityAnd an apparent attempt hide the identity of the owner of the property where the facility would be located Attorney and constitutional law instructor Karen Lugo is...
  • Ricky Gray executed by lethal injection for Harvey family killings (VA takes out the trash)

    01/19/2017 6:20:23 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 42 replies
    WTVR, Richmond, VA ^ | 19 January 2017 | Vernon Freeman Jr., Web Staff and Jon Burkett,
    GREENSVILLE COUNTY, Va. -- Ricky Javon Gray was put to death by lethal ejection at 9.42 p.m. Wednesday at the Greensville Correctional Center in Greensville County. Gray’s last appeal was denied hours before his execution when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Gray's request for a stay of execution. When officials asked Gray if he had any final words, he replied “nope,” according to CBS 6 reporter Jon Burkett, who observed the execution in the death chamber. Burkett reports Gray declined his final meal before the execution. Gray and his nephew Ray Dandridge shocked the Richmond community in January 2006 --...
  • Missing New Jersey family members found alive in Virginia

    12/29/2016 9:09:57 AM PST · by Lurkinanloomin · 37 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 12/29/2106 | AP
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A New Jersey woman and her 5-year-old great-granddaughter have been found alive in secluded woods in rural Virginia, apparently stranded there for days after disappearing on a holiday road trip, authorities said.
  • Coyote hunters converge on Wytheville (VA) for predator killing tournament

    01/18/2017 8:29:37 AM PST · by Perseverando · 36 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | January 15, 2017 | Jacob Demmitt
    WYTHEVILLE — Wayne and Roger Shaw, of Illinois, pulled into town on Sunday with 19 dead coyotes piled in the back of their truck and blood running down the bumper from their nine-hour drive. It was a good haul, but not enough to win the “most kills” award at the first ever Eastern U.S. Predator Calling Championship. That honor went to Jeremy Brown and Mike Burgess, of Maryland. They rolled in with 31 foxes in a basket on the tailgate. “People are really weirded out by it,” Brown said. “They see this driving down the road, and we get a...
  • New Veritas Video (#2) Exposes Far Left's Plan to Use Violence and Terrorism During Inauguration

    01/17/2017 2:48:15 PM PST · by Maceman · 57 replies
    Mrc TV ^ | 1/17/27
    As if yesterday’s Project Veritas video wasn’t enough to prove just how crazy the left is over the election of President-elect Donald Trump, James O’Keefe's organization has come out with the second part of their undercover series on the inner-workings of the organizations planning to disrupt Trump inauguration on Friday. O’Keefe begins his video by talking about a group known as DisruptJ20. J20 stands for Jan. 20, which is the date of the inauguration. It’s as if these yo-yos think that by shortening the date to J20, all of the non-hipsters won’t catch onto them. The video shows how these...
  • Laura Ingraham confirms she's considering Senate bid to unseat Tim Kaine

    01/17/2017 8:04:14 AM PST · by kevcol · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 17, 2017 | Al Weaver
    Conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham confirmed Tuesday that she is considering a Senate bid against Sen. Tim Kaine in Virginia in 2018. Ingraham confirmed the Washington Examiner's report that she is open to a campaign, saying that she is "considering" launching a bid against Kaine and that she hasn't made a decision yet. She pointed to her past service in the judicial and executive branches, adding that it "might be something I'm interested in."
  • Talk radio's Laura Ingraham eyes Senate bid

    01/15/2017 10:36:21 AM PST · by simpson96 · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/15/2017 | Paul Bedard
    The queen of conservative talk radio, Laura Ingraham, is eyeing a Senate run in Virginia and a challenge to Hillary Clinton's running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine. Knowledgeable sources said that several party insiders have approached the media giant to run and that she is considering it. In preparation for a bid, her business partner, Peter Anthony, has begun buying website domains for Ingraham to use should she decide to move forward. It includes: ingrahamsenate.net, ingrahamsenate.com, ingrahamforvirginia.com and ingraham2018.com. Ingraham wouldn't comment on any run. While it would be considered an uphill fight, Ingraham brings her well-known personality and several influential...
  • Group plans to ‘paralyze’ Washington for inauguration

    01/14/2017 6:49:59 AM PST · by RC one · 61 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, January 12, 2017 | Matt Stout
    A group led by self-avowed anarchists says it intends to “paralyze” Washington, D.C., amid President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration next Friday, using security point blockades, protests and sit-ins in an attempt to grind the Republican’s swearing-in to a halt.“If the headline (on Jan. 21) is, ‘Donald Trump inaugurated amid complete chaos and a cluster (expletive),’ then we won,” Legba Carrefour, an organizer for the group, DisruptJ20, said by phone yesterday. “A lot of us are people who could be considered anarchists. None of us have respect for the office or the man.”The promised actions by the group come amid a raft...
  • Thousands of protesters already descending on DC for inauguration

    01/14/2017 7:14:55 AM PST · by pabianice · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/14/17 | Lovelace
    Anarchists Plan Mass Disruptions at Trump Inaugueration Thousands of anti-Trump protesters are preparing to descend on the nation's capital for Inauguration Day, setting up a combustible situation opposite the large gatherings of the president-elect's fans... The "Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparation" also will hold a rally and march on Saturday at Freedom Plaza, according to a permit issued by the National Park Service that has allotted space for 600 people... The Westboro Baptist Church has a permit to demonstrate at John Marshall Park located along the parade route on Inauguration Day, the same site where...
  • Could treated sewage be a tool against sea-level rise? [AGW doomage]

    01/14/2017 7:15:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2017 9:31 AM EST | Ben Finley
    Scientists say treated wastewater could help Virginia’s coast respond to rising seas. A local sanitation department for the Hampton Roads region wants to start injecting the water deep underground instead of dumping it in rivers that flow into the Chesapeake Bay. The U.S. Geological Survey says the water could likely expand the sandy aquifer underground, causing the ground to rise. …
  • Candy maker Mars is buying L.A.-based animal hospital chain for $7.7 billion

    01/09/2017 2:41:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    latimes.com ^ | James F. Peltz
    The deal calls for Mars to pay $93 for each of VCA’s shares and to assume VCA’s $1.4 billion in debt. VCA’s stock — whose ticker symbol is WOOF — soared $20.02, or 28%, to close at $90.79 a share in trading Monday. “VCA is a leader across pet healthcare and the opportunity we see together — for pets, pet owners, veterinarians and other pet care providers — is tremendous,” Mars Chief Executive Grant Reid said in a statement. The deal was approved by both companies’ directors, but remains subject to approval by VCA’s stockholders. It is expected to be...
  • Police sergeant seriously hurt after being assaulted with caustic substance

    01/09/2017 10:02:54 AM PST · by csvset · 31 replies
    Wavy ^ | 9 January 2017 | Kevin Green
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A man was taken into custody Monday morning after police say he assaulted a sergeant with a caustic substance. According to investigators, the sergeant was standing outside the Dunkin Donuts on North Military Highway when a man walked up and threw something into his face. Police say the sergeant was not on a call at the time. A preliminary investigation found that the incident was unprovoked. They do not know yet what was thrown at the officer, only that it was a caustic substance, something that caused immediate burning to the sergeant’s eyes, face and neck....
  • Ahead of the snow, toll for Express Lanes in Virginia rises over $30 during evening rush hour

    01/08/2017 8:12:18 AM PST · by lowbridge · 71 replies
    foxdc.com ^ | January 5, 2017
    A FOX 5 staff member driving on Interstate 495 found a sign showing the toll for the Express Lanes starting from nearby the Tysons Corner area to the I-395/95 exit would cost a whopping $30! Using the lanes to I-66 would be just shy of $10. -snip A spokesperson for Transurban, the company that manages the Express Lanes, said from around 4:30 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. Thursday, two salt and plow trucks were working on the southbound Express Lanes on I-495 and I-95, causing traffic to slow and increasing the toll on those lanes. The company said there is no...
  • I-66 tolls a good idea for Northern Virginia

    01/05/2017 8:00:41 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Fairfax County Times ^ | December 19, 2016 | Patrick Rhode
    Dear Editor, As states and municipalities around the nation struggle to find ways to afford much-needed improvements to aging and congested roadways, the Commonwealth of Virginia has established itself as an innovative leader when it comes to carefully prioritizing the state’s transportation investments and wisely leveraging private sector resources to ensure the best deal for state taxpayers. The I-66 Outside the Beltway project exemplifies this leadership, and Cintra, together with its partner Meridiam, is proud to be part of the team selected by the Commonwealth to finance, design, build, operate and maintain this more than $3 billion transformative project at...
  • Aubrey Layne: Trump's infrastructure plan is no magic bullet

    01/05/2017 7:16:37 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | December 30, 2016 | Aubrey Lane
    PRESIDENT-ELECT Donald Trump has proposed a $1 trillion plan to fix America’s infrastructure. It relies on public-private partnerships as its primary source of financing. Our country’s complex transportation network needs an overhaul, but private investment is not the answer, mainly because of the returns that investors expect. Public-private partnerships can be an excellent procurement tool, but selecting the right project is key. Virginia has been a national leader in such deals since the General Assembly passed the Public Private Partnership Act in 1995. The law was designed for the partnerships to be used as an option for certain projects if...
  • ‘Small’ anaconda pulled out of toilet in Virginia apartment

    01/04/2017 7:39:10 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 59 replies
    cbs6 ^ | 1/3/17 | VERNON FREEMAN JR
    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Animal Control Officers in Arlington received a big surprise last week while responding to a snake call inside an apartment bathroom – Anaconda big! Arlington County Animal Control said they received a call for a snake inside an apartment toilet, something that isn’t that unusual. However, this wasn’t just any snake, it was a juvenile yellow anaconda that was nearly 5 feet long. On a yellow anaconda scale, that is actually quite small. Fully grown yellow anacondas can be up to 13 feet long and over 100 pounds. Officials say Officer Brenys White was able to safely...
  • A whole lot of Loving-A time to reflect on the rise of interracial marriage

    01/04/2017 2:35:56 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 20 replies
    The Economist ^ | 1/4/17 | John Prideaux
    If you are American and over 50, then you were born in a country where, in some states, it was still illegal to marry someone of another race. The 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that struck down those bans, Loving v Virginia, falls in 2017. Though there will undoubtedly be many news stories lamenting racial bias in areas of American life from policing and employment to housing, the rise of interracial marriage over the past half-century tells a different story. In the coming year, calculates William Frey of the Brookings Institution, a think-tank, nearly a fifth of all...
  • Murders double in a Va. county and a community scrambles for answers

    12/30/2016 11:52:12 AM PST · by VanShuyten · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/30/2017 | Victoria St. Martin
    ... There have been 22 homicides in the Prince William so far in 2016, compared to 10 last year. In many communities, the prospect of 22 murders in a year might not seem like a cause for concern. This year the District has so far tallied 134 slayings and neighboring Fairfax County so far had 18 homicides. But the numbers in Prince William County are the highest in the county since authorities began tracking homicides in 1975. The next most deadly year was 2006, when 16 people were slain. ... Experts attribute the increase to a range of factors, including...
  • Williams: Lets see what happens next (I-73 funding)

    12/28/2016 1:10:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Martinsville Bulletin ^ | December 26, 2016 | Ben R. Williams
    On Tuesday, the Henry County Board of Supervisors voted 5-1 to renew the county’s contract with Alcalde and Fay LLC, which advocates for Interstate 73 on the state and federal level on the county’s behalf. Often when there is a split vote, it is tempting to pick a side. In this case, however, I agree with both sides. There are strong arguments for renewing the contract, and there are strong arguments against renewing the contract, but ultimately, the board made the appropriate call. The lone dissenting vote came from Collinsville District Supervisor Joe Bryant, who argued that he didn’t believe...
  • Fights break out at Patrick Henry Mall [Newport News, VA] [ed]

    12/28/2016 6:21:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    WVEC 13 News ^ | December 28, 2016 | Staff
    Police are investigating a series of fights that broke out at Patrick Henry Mall on the day after Christmas. Emergency crews were called to the mall just before 6:30 p.m. when a fight occurred in the food court. Officers called for assistance from other on-duty units due to the fight. As those on-duty officers arrived, they found another disturbance in the parking lot, as well as a third incident happening again in the food court.
  • A Total of 9 People Arrested Near D.C. for Supporting ISIS Including a Police Officer!

    12/27/2016 7:36:57 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    ISIS is here, folks! Our government knows that ISIS is infiltrating through our lax refugee policy and American born Muslims are also answering their call to jihad. A Total of 9 People Arrested Near D.C. for Supporting ISIS Including a Police Officer! Cristina Laila Dec 27th, 2016 8:14 pm 42 Comments ISIS is here, folks! Our government knows that ISIS is infiltrating through our lax refugee policy and American born Muslims are also answering their call to jihad. Via The Washington Times Law enforcement agencies have arrested nine Northern Virginia residents on charges of aiding the Islamic State since the...
  • VA Politician Demands Public Schools Be "Sanctuary Institutions"

    12/22/2016 4:29:58 PM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 17 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | December 22, 2016
    A far-left politician today published an article in the Falls Church News-Press calling for the Fairfax school board to name FCPS a "sanctuary institution" for illegal aliens. Kaye Kory, a Democrat who was a member of the school board from 1999 to 2009, repeated unverified, speculative, and now-discredited statistics from the Southern Poverty Law Center ($PLC), a liberal activist group. The claim that there has been a spike in hate crimes committed by Trump supporters was pushed by the fake news media for weeks after the election, almost exclusively based on a report by the $PLC. However, the $PLC report......