Editorial: Virginia Beach should not move City Hall to Town Center

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS “We have an opportunity to make a major consideration,” City Manager Dave Hansen said Tuesday, June 6, while briefing the City Council about an Armada Hoffler proposal to move City Hall to Town Center. The City Council… Continue Reading


Editorial: After secrecy in light rail fight, greater transparency is needed in Virginia’s campaign finance law

POSITION: A bill to end an exemption for some nonprofits seeking to influence referenda could mean our public policy and spending choices will be made by better-informed citizens. It deserves support in Richmond. Every Virginian should know who is paying to influence… Continue Reading


Editorial: On Tuesday, we exercise our freedom to choose

FROM THE EDITOR PUNGO — The Independent News does not endorse candidates for office, but it urges citizens to engage in the great work of building better paths for our nation, commonwealth and communities on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Regardless of your… Continue Reading