By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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Virginia State Police say three people have been killed and more than 20 are injured following a 75-vehicle pileup on Interstate 77 near the Virginia-North Carolina border.
The Environmental Protection Agency will not appeal a January ruling that handed Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II a courtroom victory over a federal agency he has tangled with more than once with since being elected to office in 2009.
A recent ruling against the Environmental Protection Agency has given Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II his first clear-cut victory in the conservative's much-publicized skirmishes with the federal government.
The environmentalist movement has gone off the deep end. It's bad enough that the courts have allowed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to declare carbon dioxide, one of the essential components of life on this planet, to be a pollutant.
Commuters may have shorter drive times on the Virginia side of the Capital Beltway with this weekend's opening of 14 miles of four high-occupancy toll lanes -- a milestone public-private partnership that is one of the biggest transportation projects of its kind in the country.
Drivers with two or more passengers will be able to travel 29 miles of free express lanes on Interstate 95 between Stafford and Fairfax counties by the end of next year as a result of a nearly $1 billion project between the Virginia Department of Transportation and two private companies.
Violent storms last month and a deadly incident two weeks ago are amplifying the danger presented by falling trees and tree limbs, which can be a hazard to houses, cars, people and power lines.
Virginia is getting funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deal with the impact of the intense storm that rocked the region in late June, and Maryland and the District are hoping FEMA will reimburse some of their costs as well.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says it is making room for the higher number of travelers expected over the Fourth of July holiday.
A morning commute complicated by darkened traffic lights added to the woes of hundreds of thousands of D.C., Maryland and Virginia residents suffering a third day of power outages from a devastating weekend storm.
A Virginia corrections officer who left her gun and ammunition in a bathroom and then six months later fell asleep while on the job with a group of prisoners remained a state employee for more than a year after the second offense, according to a Department of Corrections inspector general report.
Top-down government is rarely a good idea. Federal and state capitals ought to limit themselves to matters that can't be handled at the local level, so Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell had the right idea when he appointed a task force to examine ways Richmond can reduce the red tape layered on city and county governments. Unfortunately, the recommendations the governor released Monday got the balance all wrong.
The freedom of the open road could soon be a thing of the past for Virginia motorists. Big-government bureaucrats of all political stripes yearn to return to the days when toll barriers were used to shake down anyone using main thoroughfares. They've been upset ever since President Eisenhower's system of gas-tax-funded freeways spurred commerce, industry and travel across the country. On Friday, the Obama administration gave the green light to turn back the clock.
Floodwaters triggered by rains from Tropical Storm Lee's remnants have submerged roads and killed three people in Virginia, including a Courtland woman who drowned after her car sank in a swamp.
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