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Virginia News Headlines: Sunday Morning


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, April 19. As for the NewsHour story on teens suing Oregon to force action on climate change, perhaps it’s time to do the same thing in Virginia?

*GOP contenders tangle in New Hampshire (“Republicans get a glimpse of what could be a long slog of a primary.”)

*Hundreds Believed Dead in Shipwreck Off Libya, Says UNHCR

*Neil deGrasse Tyson: Politicians Denying Science Is ‘Beginning Of The End Of An Informed Democracy’

*Jon Stewart: why I quit The Daily Show

*Schapiro: The different meanings of ‘special interests’ (“When it comes to ethics, there’s a constant not even the law can compel: It’s better to be too cautious. But in Virginia, that rests on a perilous assumption: that members of the elective class believe they’re ladies and gentlemen.”)

*Lawmakers should have listened to the governor on voting machines (“In late December, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said the state should shell out $28 million to buy new voting machines for every locality in the commonwealth. The Republican-controlled General Assembly said no.”)

*VRE kicks off major expansion plan with new Spotsylvania station

*It’s not the pay or the perks (“Last week, when Republican Del. David Ramadan shocked his colleagues by announcing his resignation after two terms representing the 87th District, he indirectly highlighted the importance of competition, campaign finance reform and the preservation of modest pay for Virginia’s part-time legislators.”)

*Local registrars scramble to replace banned voting machines by June

*Beach: Spend more on cops

*Quantico Creek Area Coal Ash Remediation to Move Forward

*Arlington won’t call 105-year-old Wilson School historic

*Cooler and cloudier with evening showers; heavy rain likely tonight


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