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Column: Differing General Assembly approaches to Medicaid expansion

BY J.R. HOEFT CHESAPEAKE — In Virginia, we ask 141 people of tremendous skill – and tremendous ego – to come to an agreement after a period of only sixty days on thousands of bills, how to collect and spend tens… Continue Reading

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Referendum: Dyer seeks yes or no question on extending the Tide to Town Center

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE — City Councilmember Bob Dyer this month introduced a draft resolution that would ask the circuit court to place a light rail referendum on the November 2016 ballot. Dyer said the draft is only a starting point, but… Continue Reading

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Unofficial GOP primary returns: DeSteph wins in the 8th Senate District, Cosgrove takes 14th Senate

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – Bill R. DeSteph Jr., a state delegate and former member of the City Council, today defeated airline pilot Craig M. Hudgins to be the Republican candidate seeking to replace state Sen. Jeff McWaters in the 8th Virginia Senate… Continue Reading

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Republican primary first election for Beach’s new paper-ballot system

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – Beach residents voting in either of the two state senate primaries on Tuesday will use new machines that digitally scan paper ballots. “You’re going to walk in, and it will be different,” said Donna Patterson, the general… Continue Reading