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Virginia News Headlines: Saturday Morning

by: lowkell

Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 07:28:20 AM EST

Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, February 16. Also, check out President Obama's weekly address, in which he "calls for quick action on the proposals he made during the State of the Union to grow our economy and create jobs, including making America a magnet for manufacturing, strengthening our education system through high-quality preschool for every child, and raising the minimum wage."

*Earth caught in a cosmic crossfire
*Secret funding helped build vast network of climate denial thinktanks ("Anonymous billionaires donated $120m to more than 100 anti-climate groups working to discredit climate change science." That says it all right there.)
*Automatic spending cuts loom . . . and Washington yawns
*Bill to allow Northern Va. counties to impose income tax killed by Va. House
*Virginia Senate, House advance separate bills tightening voter ID laws (The exact opposite of what they should be doing, which is to make voting as easy and convenient as possible for people.)
*The Post's last ombudsman? (It's sad, but very few newspapers have an ombudsman anymore, and I'm not sure the Post's really did anything in the end. For instance, I contacted Mr. Pexton multiple times about the Post's lack of journalistic ethics re: linking/crediting stories by blogs, such as this one, and the response me, as the problem continued.)
*Cuccinelli reaffirms opposition to same-sex marriage (So much for being "libertarian" in any way.)
*Cuccinelli signs book for enthusiastic crowd
*Southside Va. lawmakers, McDonnell discuss uranium
*Kaine: Sequestration to Affect Education Funding in Virginia ("Virginia's junior senator calls sequestration 'abdication of responsibility.'")
*Hits and Misses from the Capitol
*Obenshain endorsed by former AG candidate (Obenshain's a menace, we'd better not elect him in November, that's all I have to say!)
*General Assembly includes 15 with holdings topping $1 million
*Texting ban advances but Gov. McDonnell has concerns
*Lawmakers: Va. Parole Board must justify denials
*Washington, D.C., by far, leads the nation in LGBT population, Gallup says
*D.C. area forecast: A chilled holiday weekend with some snowflakes here and there

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