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Virginia News Headlines: Monday Morning

by: lowkell

Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 06:33:58 AM EDT


Here are a few Virginia news headlines for Monday, April 16. Also, check out the photo, courtesy of Clifford's Photography, from yesterday's opening of the Arlington Obama for President field office (full coverage in my diary below).

*Va. Tech remembers massacre victims
*April 16: A day of remembrance
*Reflections from April 16 survivors
*Obama Camp Prepares for Onslaught of Negative Ads in Virginia ("Campaign opened Falls Church and Arlington field offices Sunday.")
*Assembly to try again on state budget
*Assembly set to vote on budget, senate approval not assured
*Dulles rail could stall slew of other state projects ("Issue snarls Virginia budget vote")
*Kaine talks education, campaign in downtown visit
*Vetoed (Chap Petersen on his bill, "SB 627, the 'solar freedom bill,' which invalidated HOA prohitions against solar panels, including those enacted prior to July 1, 2008")
*Editorial: An Etch a Sketch campaign
("Americans score poorly on political aptitude tests, allowing candidates to redraw themselves.")
*Editorial: Counting every dollar in tax incentives ("Virginia can learn from North Carolina and other states that have more effective policies to ensure taxpayer-funded credits are getting results.")
*Western Virginia wildfires more than 60 percent contained
*Longest distance Metro riders to shoulder brunt of fare hikes
*Just whose beaches are they?
*Alexandria residents score victory on waterfront plan

P.S. I didn't see any of the "lesser media" (as Arlington's resident right-wing hack and real estate rag "editor" - using the word very loosely! - likes to say) there yesterday for the Obama campaign HQ opening. I mean, hey, why would you want to cover something of significance when you can instead blather mindlessly about your precious "Mr. Miata" or how you really really really looooove rice (seriously, that's the crap this guy writes about on a daily basis, and yes, you'd think he'd be embarrassed), or reminisce about when you closed on your "Casa" 11 years ago. With "writing" and "reporting" (again, using the words very loosely) like that, no wonder why the dead-tree media is dying.

UPDATE: The Patch apparently also was at the Arlington Obama HQ opening yesterday, as they interviewed Terry McAuliffe, who said, "Right after the November election, we'll have something to say."

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