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Virginia News Headlines: Friday Morning


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, April 17.

*Obama would get key trade powers under legislation

*The world according to Jeb Bush (War and economic disaster, just like in the last Bush administration. Sounds great, huh?)

*Federal Judge On Stopping EPA Rule: ‘Why Would We Do That?’

*Expert demolishes the right’s “war on coal” myth: The real reason the industry is dying

*Paul Krugman: That Old-Time Economics (“In recent years, however, innovative economic ideas, far from helping to provide a solution, have been part of the problem. We would have been far better off if we had stuck to that old-time macroeconomics, which is looking better than ever.”)

*As Cities Raise Their Minimum Wage, Where’s the Economic Collapse the Right Predicted? (The right is wrong yet again. Shocker.)

*Editorial: Discussion, not arrests, needed at the University of Mary Washington

*After arrests, Divest UMW group vows to demonstrate

*Scott Rigell, Bobby Scott oppose death tax repeal (Wow, a supposedly journalistic newspaper used the outrageous, loaded, right-wing-nut term “death tax” in their headline? WTF?!? The actual term, of course, is “estate tax.”)

*Virginia Supreme Court: Dominion can’t bypass local zoning for new power line project

*When the Virginia General Assembly wraps up, let the fundraising begin

*Fixing an error in Virginia lawmakers’ ethics bill proves to be not so simple (“The governor’s amendment mistakenly imposed a $100 lifetime gift cap rather than an annual one.”)

*​End racial gerrymandering in Virginia (“The General Assembly’s redistricting plans violate the Fourteenth Amendment”)

*Virginia’s economy needs Dulles Airport to soar again, boosters say

*Additional I-64 widening on the Peninsula gets green light

*High court: VDOT’s bullying must stop (“Virginia’s Supreme Court on Thursday corrected a particularly egregious wrong done to a Virginia Beach couple during their tenacious, six-year fight with the Virginia Department of Transportation.”)

*Dye Senate challenge shows campaign fundraising surge (“Candidates in this year’s legislative elections raised more than $5.4 million in the first quarter, a reflection of the high stakes in November and increased competition since 2011, the last time all 140 seats were on the ballot.”)

*Loudoun County Board of Supervisor’s First Quarter Fundraising

*Angry about funding, parents, teachers to rally at capital

*Arlington Democratic candidates seek to restore citizen trust in County Board

*Area Senate candidates off to brisk start in fundraising (“Former Del. Bill Janis, who hopes to succeed retiring Sen. Walter A. Stosch, R-Henrico, reported $123,000 in contributions in the year’s first quarter, and an ending balance of $107,584.”)

*Rains showers expected early and late today ahead of a spectacular Saturday


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