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  • Lake Forest can get needed water filters - for now

     Lake Forest can get needed water filters - for now
    Following news that unique filters used in the city water plant would no longer be produced by AquaSource, the city learned from the French firm that it can provide a limited number of new filters. In May the city spent $719,000 with AquaSource, to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Park Ridge officials mull Metra station house lease

    Park Ridge officials mull Metra station house lease
    Park Ridge's downtown Metra station house will stay open even if they city does not renew its lease with the Union Pacific Railroad, railroad officials say. "It's a 'possibility' they would close the depot if we don't sign," City Manager Shawn...
  • Park Ridge collective property values fall

     Park Ridge collective property values fall
    Park Ridge's collective property value plummeted almost 18 percent from 2012 to 2013, vexing city officials who said construction activity increased last year. Those same officials said they worried the drop would herald more problems for the troubled...
  • Park Ridge tackles costs of stormwater projects

    Park Ridge tackles costs of stormwater projects
    Residents in Park Ridge's Mayfield Estates neighborhood might be asked to help cover part of the cost for a proposed $3.3 million flood control project. "I think the only way that it's going to happen is some cost sharing," Mayor David Schmidt said...
  • McDonnells guilty: Politicians, others react to McDonnell verdicts

    McDonnells guilty: Politicians, others react to McDonnell verdicts
    Politicians and others from around the state are reacting to the conviction of Bob and Maureen McDonnell. Here are some of them (this story will be updated throughout the day): Gov. Terry McAuliffe “I am deeply saddened by the events of the...
  • Ex-Fannie Mae worker sentenced to 15 months in prison in kickback case

    Ex-Fannie Mae worker sentenced to 15 months in prison in kickback case
    A former Fannie Mae specialist in foreclosures was sentenced Monday to 15 months in prison for soliciting kickbacks from a real estate broker -- a practice he had said was “a natural part of business” at the nation’s largest home finance...
  • Highland Park boat launch to stay open — for now

    Highland Park boat launch to stay open — for now
    After sailing into strong head winds of opposition, Highland Park city officials have tabled a controversial recommendation to close the city's only boat launch for public use next summer. At two separate meetings last week — one at the City...
  • 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...
  • McDonnell, Hamilton cases shows a state out of step on ethics

     McDonnell, Hamilton cases shows a state out of step on ethics
    In one case, a key step across the line came when a powerful state legislator from Newport News bumped into a state Senate staffer by a Capitol Square elevator; in the other, it came when a newly elected governor's wife yearned for a designer dress for an...
  • Piece of history to be saved when Orlando's round building flattened

    Piece of history to be saved when Orlando's round building flattened
    Downtown Orlando's iconic round building will soon be torn down — most of it, anyway. The old American Federal Building, which is owned by the city, will be demolished to make way for the plaza of the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing...