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Gary Emerling

Articles by Gary Emerling

Virginia's vineyards mature

Virginia's rolling hills, scenic shores and towering mountains are a haven for more than just outdoor enthusiasts and bucolic farms: The state's wine industry has boomed during the past few decades, with lush vineyards and nascent wineries sprouting up in nearly every region of the commonwealth. Published September 21, 2008

Gilmore, Warner debate for Senate seat

U.S. Senate candidate James S. Gilmore III, Virginia Republican, tried to portray Democratic rival Mark Warner at a debate Thursday as the mirror image of presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, while Mr. Warner vowed to bring a bipartisan approach to Congress regardless of his support for the Illinois senator. Published September 19, 2008

$5 million traffic-camera pact probed

The D.C. Office of the Inspector General is investigating whether officials skirted city regulations when awarding a contract for the Metropolitan Police Department's traffic-camera programs. Published September 17, 2008

Indian tribes near federal recognition bid

A congressional bill to give federal recognition to six Virginia American Indian tribes will come before a Senate committee this month, marking the closest the tribes have come to that goal after years of trying. Published September 15, 2008

Court strikes spam statute

The nation's strictest anti-spam law is unconstitutional because it blocks unsolicited political and religious bulk e-mail as well as commercial messages, the Virginia Supreme Court said Friday. Published September 13, 2008

Virginia high court strikes anti-spam law

The nation's strictest anti-spam law is unconstitutional because it blocks unsolicited political and religious bulk e-mail as well as commercial messages, the Virginia Supreme Court said Friday. Published September 12, 2008

McAuliffe considers running for governor

Terry McAuliffe, former Democratic Party chairman and head of New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign, is weighing a run for Virginia governor next year. Published September 12, 2008

Terry McAuliffe eyes run for Virginia governor

Terry McAuliffe, former Democratic Party chairman and head of New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign, is weighing a run for Virginia governor next year. Published September 11, 2008

Terry McAuliffe eyes Virginia gubernatorial run

Terry McAuliffe, former Democratic Party chairman and head of New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign, is weighing a run for Virginia governor next year. Published September 11, 2008

Arrests down from '04 GOP event

More than 400 protesters have been arrested for an array of activities at this year's Republican National Convention, but it's a safe bet that the total number of people detained will fall well short of the roughly 1,800 arrested at 2004's party event in New York City. Published September 5, 2008

More held as convention protests continue

ST. PAUL, Minn. | Another day brought another series of protests during the Republican National Convention, as law enforcement officials remained on guard in a week filled with violent activity. Published September 4, 2008

Alaskans don't mind being in back

ST. PAUL, Minn. | Alaska residents have a reputation to uphold - they who live in the state dubbed "the Last Frontier" are known for enjoying open space, living off the land and arguably being just a little bit tougher than their neighbors in the Lower 48. Published September 4, 2008

McCain embraces Palin's daughter

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The scene was carefully choreographed, but still decidely moving -- 72-year-old Sen. John McCain, meeting the pregnant 17-year-old daughter of his running mate and, for the first time, her fiance at the airport, put a hand on each of their arms and pulled the couple close. Published September 4, 2008

Virginia Republicans still seeing 'red'

Virginians attending the Republican National Convention say they are undeterred by the national attention recently lavished on their Democratic counterparts and remain confident the Old Dominion will swing toward Sen. John McCain in November's presidential election. Published September 3, 2008

Protesters, police clash outside RNC

ST. PAUL, Minn. | More than 400 protesters have been arrested for an array of activities at this year's Republican National Convention. Published September 3, 2008

Hundreds arrested in RNC protests

Nearly 290 people were arrested during protests aimed at the Republican National Convention Monday that sparked violence and vandalism and led to the detainment and injury of journalists covering the event. Published September 2, 2008

Palin's pro-life work hits home

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has long backed abstinence prior to marriage and urged the nurturing of pregnant teens. A few months before the biggest political leap of her life, both issues hit home. Published September 2, 2008

Va., Md. delegates united behind McCain camp

Local delegates to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul run the gamut from high-powered former policymakers to rising politicians getting their first close-up look at the national scene. Published September 2, 2008

Social conservatives: Respect Palins' privacy

News that the 17-year-old daughter of Sen. John McCain's running mate is pregnant out of wedlock has prompted calls from leading social conservatives to respect the privacy of Sarah Palin's family. Published September 1, 2008