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  • ** FILE ** State Sen. Charles W. Carrico Sr., is a Republican. (Associated Press)

    Va. Senate panel backs gun buy limit repeal

    A key Senate committee on Wednesday voted to repeal Virginia's law banning the purchase of more than one handgun a month, a longtime priority of gun-rights activists and a measure that now has the backing of Gov. Bob McDonnell.


  • Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Cuccinelli asks Va. Supreme Court to intervene in redistricting suit

    Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II is asking the Virginia Supreme Court to intervene in a lawsuit filed over congressional redistricting, after a circuit court judge Tuesday refused to dismiss the case.


  • Some 200 people rallied on Capitol Square in Richmond Monday to push gun-friendly legislation, hours before a crowd occupied the same space to commemorate victims of gun violence. One participant in the pro-gun rally carries an AR-15 rifle slung over a shoulder. (Associated Press)

    Gun issue factions rally to make their point in Richmond

    Emboldened by a new Republican majority in Richmond, some 200 people rallied on Capitol Square Monday to push gun-friendly legislation, hours before a crowd occupied the same space to commemorate victims of gun violence.


  • ** FILE ** Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Cuccinelli backs away from call for fast fix to ballot law

    Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II backed away Sunday from a call to fix the state's ballot access law in time to change the ballot for the March 6 Republican presidential primary, while reaffirming his support to make a fix for future elections.


  • Perry gets time to have name put on Va. ballot

    A noticeably skeptical federal judge has given the presidential campaign of Gov. Rick Perry and the state of Virginia a little more than a week to lay out their arguments in Mr. Perry's lawsuit seeking to get his name onto the state's March 6 primary ballot.


  • Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (left) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich talk during a break in the Republican presidential debate on Dec. 10, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Associated Press)

    Va. presidential ballot certification to be challenged

    A former Democratic Party of Virginia chairman is teaming up with a conservative group to challenge the certifications of Mitt Romney and Texas Rep. Ron Paul for the March 6 presidential primary ballot after a long weekend of hand wringing over the Republican Party of Virginia's stringent qualification requirements.


  • ** FILE ** Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Cuccinelli: Metrorail could hit funding snag

    Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II is betting against the General Assembly approving $150 million for the Dulles Metrorail project - a prospect that would throw a wrench into months of delicate negotiations among stakeholders who have finally reached a tentative accord on its financing.


  • Thomas Haynesworth, who spent 27 years behind bars, center, gestures during a press conference with Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli II, left, and Shawn Armbrust, of the Mid Atlantic Innocence Project, right, in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. Haynesworth was exonerated of two 1984 sexual assault convictions. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Falsely accused Va. man fully exonerated after 27 years behind bars

    The Virginia Court of Appeals has fully exonerated a Virginia man who served 27 years in prison for several sexual assaults he did not commit.


  • Virginia assembly ambivalent on health exchange

    Virginia legislators appear at odds over how — or even whether — to move forward with a state-run health insurance exchange mandated by President Obama's health care overhaul during the 2012 General Assembly session.


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