Two longtime members of the General Assembly are resigning effective Monday. Bob Brink (D-Arlington County) was first elected in 1997, and Algie Howell (D-Norfolk) joined the House of Delegates (pictured) after the 2003 elections. Both men are members of the House Appropriations Committee. Brink is leaving to take a job as deputy commissioner for aging services at the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. Howell is 76, and he’s been challenged in recent Democratic primaries.
A contest featuring the sisters, who between them have hoisted the Rosewater Dish 10 times, should have been a blockbuster but turned out to be yet another awkward anti-climax.
It used to be that mail carriers had to just contend with dogs and weather but a rise in other work-related dangers has pushed the postal service to adopt new technology.
Lawmakers return to Washington on Tuesday with a long to-do list.
It's always awkward to defend your enemies. But that's the position U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has found itself in with Iran as it pushes for an historic accord that would end a 12-year nuclear standoff.