Headlines, People, and other news from the State of Virginia

DC ends year with 3rd straight budget surplus

Charlottesville eyes gun, smoking, car idling limits

Charlottesville City Council approves same-sex ordinance

A look at pension problems, solutions in US cities

With Wal-Mart veto, D.C. mayor puts city’s poor ahead of rally cry for working poor

City changes tax refund policy

Is tornado intensity increasing? (Op-Ed)

Homeless families protest mayor’s plan to move them out of shelters

Virginia County tells residents: balance our budget yourselves

Cruz: D.C. is ‘corrupting city’

Virginia ex-official takes Maine job

D.C. aims to create sustainable ‘living building’

Chesapeake hires new city manager

D.C. Council passes legislation to regulate cab-for-hire services

Norfolk gives the green light to first eight red-light cameras

D.C. employee was fired over botched taxi meter contract

Portsmouth city manager under fire for secrecy about hiring

D.C. officials want to slash traffic camera fines

More than 300 Norfolk police seek back pay for overtime

Ex-city official in D.C. says he was wrongly fired

Bills look at ways to boost employees’ city residency

Hampton city council may terminate ‘safe seat’ elections

D.C. eyes some decrimininalization

D.C. staff unsettled by ‘Attila the Hun’ talk after firing

Staunton appoints interim assistant city managers

Richmond council will consider new position to manage jail population

City of Alexandria again named one of the 100 best communities for young people

Portsmouth defers dog-tethering vote

WWI memorial trees in Danville to be removed

D.C. planning more speed cameras

Bible on his desk cost Chesapeake worker his job, lawsuit claims

7 Va. localities added to disaster declaration

Grant to promote economic development in SW Va

Salem sees 2nd meth case in a week

Petersburg has no cash reserves

Anti-littering initiative is expanded in D.C.

Back to basics: Advice for cities in fiscal crisis

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray turns focus to city’s future

EDITORIAL: A pension plan to bank on

Former Petersburg city councilman avoids jail

Lincoln Co. official charged in fed probe resigns

Why do anti-hunger and anti-obesity initiatives always fall short?

USDA announces Federal resource guide to assist rural communities

Majority says D.C. mayor should resign

EDITORIAL: City Government: Waiting to explain

City manager’s brother-in-law to be Roanoke’s new city attorney

105 Mayors Join “Extra Mile Day” Mission

Hopewell hires new HR Director

Mayoral scandal starts new conversation in D.C.

City workers help people through crisis