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Virginia News Headlines: Monday Morning

by: lowkell

Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 06:47:00 AM EDT

Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, April 9.

*Mike Wallace dies; veteran journalist and former '60 Minutes' correspondent was 93 (R.I.P. to a man who "helped define television journalism with an adversarial interviewing style that was as admired as it was feared")
*Free pass to fall may not help Kaine (This is silly; the fact is, the "media spotlight" will be on the Republicans, and that is a BAD thing, as it will highlight their extreme, crazy positions on just about every issue. How does that help them exactly?)
*Hurtling toward a horrible deal
*Va. lags on environment ("Report finds state ill-prepared to handle water-related climate change threats")
*Cantor visits University ("U.S. House majority leader outlines 2012 Congressional, foreign policy agenda")
*Editorial: McDonnell road plan stuck in a cul-de-sac ("True toll mitigation requires state leaders to admit that Virginia needs more money for roads.")
*Editorial: Republicans cling to coal's past ("New rules on greenhouse gases spell the beginning of the end for conventional coal-fired electric plants.")
*Rancor reigned at 2012 General Assembly
*Is Va.'s ignition-interlock rule for first-time DUI offenders too tough?
*City getting ready to start Shockoe revitalization plan
*Odds would be in light rail's favor if referendum makes fall ballot
*Fairfax Officials to Vote on Silver Line Tuesday

P.S. This -- 'Super PAC,' Eyeing General Election, Aims Blitz at Obama -- is NOT what Democracy looks like!

UPDATE: Also, Waldo Jaquith highlights "a study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology finding that people who claim to be straight, but have a strong attraction to people of the same sex, tend to be hostile towards gays because gays remind them of their own repressed tendencies." Just remember that next time you read the homophobic rantings of Eugene Delgaudio and a few members of the Virginia right-wingnut-o-sphere.

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