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Supreme Court asks Virginia panel to reexamine redistricting decision

The Supreme Court on Monday told a federal judicial panel in Virginia to take another look at its decision that lawmakers improperly packed minority voters into one congressional district.The court sent the case back to the U.S. District...Show More Summary

As Fairfax grows more diverse, candidates for office mostly don’t

The roster of candidates running for office in Fairfax County this year is at odds with the demographic changes sweeping through the area, despite a push for more diversity from ethnic groups and some party leaders.Read full article...

In Virginia ABC arrest numbers, tilt is toward buyers rather than sellers

Agents working for Virginia’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issued more arrest warrants to minors for buying or having alcohol than to stores for selling to underage drinkers in 2014, agency records show. Read full articl...

Fairfax County supervisor race heats up over ‘troll’ remark on Twitter

The general election for a new supervisor in Fairfax County’s Braddock District is eight months away, but already it has taken on a toxicity that signifies how close it may be.Shortly after Democrat Janet Oleszek attacked RepublicanShow More Summary

Joe Morrissey announces Virginia state Senate campaign

Far from slinking out of the public eye, Joseph D. Morrissey announced Wednesday that he has resigned his seat in the Virginia House of Delegates and will run for state Senate. Weeks after leaving jail and traveling to Georgia to witness...Show More Summary

Fairfax police commission begins work with emotional pleas for results

Fairfax County’s new police commisssion held its first meeting Monday, launching a six-month-long process to recommend changes to problems exposed by the 2013 fatal shooting of an unarmed man.The 37-member commission crowded inside a...Show More Summary

Deep feud splitting Virginia’s GOP can be seen in party’s fundraising woes

RICHMOND — A Virginia Republican activist who helped unseat former House majority leader Eric Cantor is urging the party’s most conservative organizers to dig deep to keep the party’s lights on through the end of the month.Read full article >>

Morrissey moved outside of his district — but plans to stay put in the House

RICHMOND — Del. Joseph D. Morrissey, who was free to travel between jail and the state Capitol while on work release earlier this year, could have more trouble with his new commute — from a home outside of his House district.Read full article >>

Legislators question role of alcohol agents after U-Va. arrests

RICHMOND — Seven members of a House public safety committee are questioning whether the power to enforce laws against underage drinking should remain with the state’s alcohol-control board, whose agents have made two controversial arrests involving University of Virginia studentsRead full article >>

Formerly jailed Del. Morrissey will run for Virginia Senate

RICHMOND — Fresh off a jail stint that allowed him to serve in the Virginia House on work release, and a trip to Georgia to be with a teenager giving birth to a baby that may or may not be his, Del. Joseph D. Morrissey was collecting signatures Saturday to run for state Senate.Read full article >>

Gun violence memorial tells stories of victims as young as 3-years-old

Marked with the names of the dead, the T-shirts hung on frames in rows outside a Washington church Saturday in the same way as the tombstones in Arlington Cemetery.Only here, the 155 gunshot victims fell during more personal battles last year and — ranging in age from 3 to 73 — they are now part of the war against gun violence in America.Read full article >>

Judge denies Pr. William Republicans’ plea to allow them to hold primaries

A judge refused Friday to overturn the Prince William County electoral board’s decision to block Republican efforts to hold primary nominating contests for several incumbent members of the Board of Supervisors.Read full article >>

Kaine, Warner troubled by Martese Johnson arrest

Virginia senators Timothy M. Kaine and Mark R. Warner have joined those voicing unease after the bloody arrest of a University of Virginia student early Wednesday morning.Kaine tweeted late Wednesday that he was “troubled” by reports...Show More Summary

Long Bridge Park pools, post-streetcar plans updated in Arlington

Arlington County will re-examine its plans for the Long Bridge Park aquatics and fitness facility over the next eight months, and is moving ahead on improvements to Columbia Pike and Crystal City streets in the wake of the streetcar cancellation, County Manager Barbara Donnellan said Tuesday.Read full article >>

Jim Webb hires Iowa campaign coordinator

Former Virginia senator Jim Webb has hired a political adviser in the early caucus state of Iowa, a sign that the Democrat is moving closer to a presidential bid. Rania Batrice, who managed Iowa Rep. Dave Loebsack’s 2008 campaign and worked for former North Carolina senator John Edwards in the state, will coordinate Webb’s Iowa activity. Show More Summary

Fallon picks up three legislative endorsements in Arlington board race

Peter Fallon, one of five Democrats who have announced plans to run for one of two open seats on the Arlington County Board, has picked up endorsements from three state legislators, giving his campaign a boost nine days before the filing deadline.Read full article >>

Fairfax county executive says meal tax needed to generate more revenue

Fairfax County expects the financial impact of a recent Virginia Supreme Court ruling on deductions for business taxes to increase to at least $45 million, adding more worry to what has already been a difficult budget year, officials said Tuesday.Read full article >>

Prince William lawsuit over primary elections to be heard at end of week

The Prince William County court case over whether primary elections should be held for board of supervisors chairman Corey Stewart and three GOP colleagues has a hearing scheduled for Friday, officials announced on Monday.Read full article >>

Teen accused of affair with Morrissey delivers baby boy

RICHMOND — Virginia Del. Joseph D. Morrissey was present for the birth of a boy whose teen mother is at the center of two criminal cases leveled against the lawmaker.The delegate, who recently made headlines for serving in the General...Show More Summary

Rob Krupicka quitting legislature to focus on donuts

Virginia state Del. K. Robert Krupicka Jr. (D-Alexandria) is retiring after three years in office to focus on the donut business he opened earlier this year.“Between business, family, and public service, it is clear that I’m burning more candles at more ends than I can sustain,” he said in a letter to constituents. Show More Summary

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