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Paige Winfield Cunningham

Articles by Paige Winfield Cunningham

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State House, Senate OK rival maps on redistricting

Virginia's House and Senate have sent two competing congressional redistricting maps to a bipartisan conference committee, where members will hammer out differences such as whether to create the state's second majority black district. Published June 9, 2011

**FILE** U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (Associated Press)

LaHood asks for more talks on Metrorail at Dulles plan

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Wednesday directed airport officials and elected leaders to spend a month trying to reach a compromise in an ongoing dispute over a planned Metrorail station at Washington Dulles International Airport. Published June 1, 2011

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell shakes hands with Delegate Vivian E. Watts, Annandale Democrat, after signing sex trafficking legislation into law on Tuesday. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

McDonnell signs law to fight human trafficking

Sex traffickers in Virginia can now be prosecuted even if their victims dont testify against them under a new law signed by Gov. Robert F. McDonnell on Tuesday. Published May 31, 2011

Bill amendment lets Gates delay move to Mark Center

Virginia lawmakers are hoping Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will halt the transfer of thousands of workers to the Mark Center in Alexandria under authority granted him within a spending bill passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday. Published May 26, 2011

Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II

Ruling alters climate-papers fight

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II says a judge's order compelling the University of Virginia to turn over thousands of pages of climate-change research will likely alter his own battle for the long-sought documents. Published May 25, 2011

German national Jens Soering was convicted in Bedford County, Va., of killing his girlfriend's parents in 1985. (Associated Press)

McDonnell rejects latest appeal from Soering

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell has turned down Jens Soering yet again — this time denying the convicted killer's request that he be recommended for parole. Published May 24, 2011

Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II

Court seeks briefs in health care lawsuits

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond is seeking more information from the state, Liberty University and the federal government before it will rule on two Virginia-based lawsuits challenging the federal health care overhaul. Published May 23, 2011

Tight-lipped McDonnell set to unveil 'major economic development'

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell is scheduled to make what his office describes as a "major economic development announcement" in Staunton, Va., on Monday, adding to what has been a series of positive business developments in the state this month. Published May 22, 2011

Northrop Grumman to pay $4.7M for outage

Northrop Grumman is paying nearly $5 million to compensate for losses to Virginia agencies when the information technology contractor failed to quickly repair a hardware malfunction last summer, Gov. Bob McDonnell's office said Thursday. Published May 19, 2011

Better job figures hurt downstaters

Economic prosperity in Northern Virginia has cost harder-hit downstate residents extended federal jobless benefits. Published May 19, 2011

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Senate candidate Tim Kaine, a Democrat, has been pressured by Republicans to release documents that could further explain his decision as governor of Virginia to transfer convicted murderer Jens Soering to German custody.

Kaine pressed for data on killer

Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine says he is not sure whether he has the authority to release documents from his gubernatorial archives that could provide details about his decision to transfer convicted murderer Jens Soering to the custody of German authorities. Published May 18, 2011

McDonnell to appeal denial of FEMA disaster aid

Gov. Bob McDonnell will appeal denials by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of disaster assistance for Virginians affected by a series of strong tornadoes in April, his office said Tuesday. Published May 17, 2011

Double-murderer Jens Soering likely would have served two years, rather than life in prison, if sent to his native Germany. (Associated Press)

Gubernatorial decision on killer now haunts candidate Kaine

Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine's last-minute attempt to return an imprisoned murderer to his native Germany, where he likely would have been freed in two years, is threatening to emerge as a key early issue in one of the most anticipated U.S. Senate races next year. Published May 15, 2011