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How Newport News, Va., Works Around State's Pro-Business Laws

Sara Warner | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

Newport News, Virginia is getting national attention for, in effect, using maritime law to work around business-friendly state laws and even higher-court judicial decisions.

The Death of Local Politics

William E. White | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
William E. White

If you look closely, there is evidence that local politics can still be critically important. The real advances made, for example, in a host of issues.

Hampton Roads, Virginia: Navy, Coast Guard, Enlightenment

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Hampton Roads, Va., is that spit of East Coast USA where rivers empty into the Chesapeake Bay, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean. For 400 years, ...

Lottery Winner Robbed

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.08.2013 | Crime

Of all the luck. A 62-year-old man, who uses a motorized wheelchair, won $500 in the lottery last Friday, only to have most of it stolen minutes later...

WATCH: Did Clerk Take Man's Winning Lotto Ticket?

Posted 07.28.2012 | Money

A man in Newport News, Virginia, who thought of employees at a nearby convenience store "like family" is upset after he says one of them shortchanged ...

America's Shrinking Cities

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business

At a time when cities like Austin and New Orleans have experienced tremendous growth, other cities are struggling to survive. In the last two year...

Elderly Virginia Bootlegger Arrested Again

The Huffngton Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- An elderly Virginia bootlegger has been arrested, again, for illegally making and selling fruit wine at his home. Six-hundred gallon...

Virginia Woman Rams Husband's Car Into Two Utility Poles

Posted 03.20.2012 | Crime

If you and your spouse are playing bumper cars around town, the relationship is slightly unstable. Police in Virginia arrested a 21-year-old Newpor...

Today in History

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Today is Thursday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2009. There are 98 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Sept. 24, 1969, the trial of the "Chicago Eight" (later seven) began. (Five of the defendants were later convicted of crossing state lines to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic national convention, but the convictions were ultimately overturned.)

On this date:

In 1789, Congress passed a Judiciary Act which provided for an attorney general and a Supreme Court.

Making History: 15-year-old Flies Plane Solo

Essence | Essence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Cheering crowds at the Compton Woodley Airport waited on Saturday, July 11 as 15-year-old Kimberly Anyadike prepared to land a single-engine Cessna af...