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Paige Winfield Cunningham

Articles by Paige Winfield Cunningham

Alexandria businesses face new levy

Alexandria businesses would pay commercial property taxes for the first time if a 2012 budget before the City Council is approved next month. Published April 3, 2011

Medical-malpractice bill facing likely veto override

Gov. Bob McDonnell dodged potential charges of hypocrisy when he vetoed a bill broadly approved by the General Assembly that would have raised Virginia's cap on medical-malpractice awards. Published March 31, 2011

Delegate Robert G. Marshall (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown).

Legislators get first look at redrawn maps

Delegate Robert G. Marshall won't likely forget that his Prince William district experienced the largest population surge of any when he looks at the redistricting map drawn by House Republicans. Published March 30, 2011

George Allen (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

Allen at home on 'Us against Washington' team

George Allen is beckoning to newly energized anti-establishment, fiscal-hawk activists with one hand while gripping a beefy political resume in the other as he embarks on a campaign to recapture the Republican nod for the U.S. Senate seat he lost five years ago. Published March 28, 2011

McDonnell vetoes phys ed requirement in Va.

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell vetoed a bill Thursday that would have required elementary and middle schools to provide at least 150 minutes of physical education per week. Published March 24, 2011

Agents focusing on criminal aliens arrest 130

Federal agents arrested 130 illegal immigrants in Northern Virginia as part of the three-day sweep focusing on criminal aliens, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Wednesday. Published March 23, 2011

Virginia to advance date for E-Verify to June 1

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell said Monday he will move up by 18 months the deadline for state agencies to start checking the legal status of state employees. Published March 21, 2011

Va. schools decry high cost of new PE requirement

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell with a stroke of a pen could compel school districts to require that elementary and middle school students receive at least 150 minutes of physical education a week. But the bill is getting increasing pushback, with opponents saying it constitutes an unfunded mandate by the state at a time when school districts are strapped for money. Published March 20, 2011