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Virginia News Headlines: Thursday Morning

by: lowkell

Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 06:33:20 AM EDT

Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, April 12. Also, check out the fascinating video on "The Anniversary of Romneycare."

*George Zimmerman is charged with 2nd-degree murder in Trayvon Martin shooting (Good to see, now we need a fair trial and also to amend "Stand Your Ground" laws so it's clear they don't allow vigilantes like George Zimmerman to murder with impunity.)
*McDonnell draws fire for heart defect veto, pension overhaul plan
*Tim Kaine Looks to State Elder in Quest for Senate
*Jeff's Notes: McDonnell gets out of town (LOL, don't hurry back!)
*Stewart gets jump on unsettled 2013 field
*Cantor's Slip
*Editorial: Virtual course law puts form over content ("Legislation requiring high school students to take at least one online course won't be onerous, but it's mission isn't clear.")
*Prince William climate change debate centers on FOIA (Bad, bad headline; the only "climate change debate" is because fossil-fuel-industry-funded "deniers" are out there denying science. Other than that, there's no "debate" at all, except perhaps among scientists over how catastrophic and how rapidly climate change is taking place.)
*Local Leaders React to Gov.'s Approval of VRS Changes
*New Va. public employee retirement program could cost millions to implement, think-tank report says
*McDonnell talks politics, trade missions on national TV
* (And parties with "birther" and bigot Donald Trump.)
*Virginia Democrats urging Colgan to stick with them
*Corey Stewart officially announces candidacy for Va. lieutenant governor
*Court exempts Prince William from Voting Rights Act provision
*Va. Beach Fire Department official risked a lot to save a lot
*Virginia Tech, spare those old-growth trees
*Obama campaign to open Suffolk office

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