Chris Hamby, '08, won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for his story on his reports on how some lawyers and doctors rigged a system to deny benefits to coal miners stricken with black lung disease, resulting in remedial legislative efforts. Hamby now works for Buzzfeed.
Dan Petty, ’09, is the Digital Director of Sports for the Denver Post. He was part of the team at the Post that won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s coverage of the Aurora movie theater massacre.
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Shahan Mufti published "What Gandhi Understood About Inflammatory Depictions of Muhammad" in the New Republic.
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- Convicted felons allowed to posses guns in other states could do so in Virginia under a NRA-backed bill that passed a key House committee
- The Va. Senate is considering a bill that will prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in public employment.
- The Senate passed a bill allowing the Department of Historic Resources to acquire Virginia battlefield properties
- The Senate Education and Health Committee rejected a bill to repeal the required ultrasound before an abortion
- The House bill that would revise highway logo sign programs was struck from the docket and killed for the session.
- The Senate is considering a bill that would allow concealed handguns on school property under certain conditions
- The Senate Education and Health committee killed a bill which would have allowed most public schools to start before Labor Day
- Gov. Terry McAuliffe supports Senate Bill 733 that removes the current required ultrasound prior to an abortion.
- Bill prohibiting domestic violence convicts from owning guns failed Monday under confusing circumstances, reconsidered today & passed 10-4
- The Senate passed a bill that prohibits the roadside or parking lot sale of dogs or cats.
- Democrats say the bill would allow more people to vote; some Republicans say it would cost too much and lead to voter fraud
- Legislators in both the House and Senate are looking at bills to allow citizens to cast in-person absentee ballots without a required excuse
- Some Virginia high school transfer students may bypass certain courses so they can graduate on time under a bill the House is considering.
- The House passed two bills that will provide funding for the Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia Veteran Care Center projects.
- A bill that would prevent people convicted of domestic violence from owning firearms will be reconsidered in the House tomorrow.
- House subcommittee approved a bill to amend state Freedom of Information Act to protect farmers from making private farming practices public
- A state Senate panel advanced legislation on Monday requiring college officials to report sexual assaults to police within 24 hours
- Albo says college confidential reporters have a lot of control over whether alleged campus rapists get prosecuted or not