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  • Officials' disconnect

    We have a host of question about an agreement between five Hampton Roads communities that led to the creation of a telephone data collection network in 2012. And it is incumbent upon the elected leaders of those cities to provide answers. Here's what we...
  • The only way forward

    We remain bullish on the promise of the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission, despite some coughing and sputtering since its formation. The group was created to handle the funding for the region's most pressing road projects, and we...
  • Southeast Community residents raise blight concerns to Newport News city officials

    NEWPORT NEWS — About 70 Southeast Community residents attended a meeting this week to share their frustration about blight in their community with city leaders. Many residents were upset that City Farm workers were not cutting the grass at...
  • Why we endorse

    Virginia voters head to the polls in two weeks and, in the coming days, the Daily Press Editorial Board will offer its endorsements in the races citizens will see on the ballot this year. Those include three contested races for U.S. House, one for U.S....
  • Reform redistricting

    As the birthplace of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and George Mason, Virginia should be distinguished by a dedication to fair and equal representative democracy. Voters here should have confidence, not only that their ballots carry weight, but that...
  • Developer's confidential proposal roils James City County board

    Developer's confidential proposal roils James City County board
    A politically connected developer quietly floated a confidential proposal to partner with James City County in a $30 million-plus deal to build a new middle school – but left some of the elected officials who would have to come up with money, and...
  • Respect for citizens

    At city council meetings in many communities, the public comment period serves as window into the concerns and fears of citizens. Speakers bring ideas and problems directly to elected officials who, when possible, answer questions, provide clarification...
  • Poll: What Should the Highest Speed Limit Be?

     
    You might resent speed limits when on a road trip or otherwise with few other travelers around and a desire to be at your destination as soon as possible. Surely driving 5 or 10 mph faster can't hurt. But you......
  • Highland Park approves landlord registration

    Highland Park approves landlord registration
    The Highland Park City Council unanimously approved a new rental registration ordinance at a recent meeting, in an effort to hold landlords more accountable for tenant living conditions. Beginning April 1, landlords of single-family rental homes will be...
  • Convicted felons -- when and where they can run for office

     
    My Wednesday column deals with the efforts of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to block former Ald. Ike Carothers -- who pleaded guilty to political corruption in 2010 and was sentenced to 28 months in......
  • Emanuel rips scab off my Soldier Field rehab wounds

     
    I've combined a post from earlier this week with a commentary for my Sunday print column My PDSD — Post-Daley Stress Disorder — is relatively under control. I sometimes cringe involuntarily when inserting my credit card into parking meter...
  • Sunrise police halt cocaine-selling operation

    Sunrise police halt cocaine-selling operation
    A money-making venture to lure out-of-town drug buyers into Sunrise to purchase cocaine from police has been halted as a result of a Sun Sentinel investigation. Mayor Michael Ryan, who supports the undercover stings, lay blame for ending the operation...