Petula Dvorak

11/06/2014 - 5:15pm

    Judith Reid-Haff wore a dark blazer, a skirt and mile-high patent red platform heels for the big day.

    It's not every day, after all, that you get to tell a federal panel about your sex life.

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07/21/2014 - 1:36am

    A gravel parking lot deep in the green hills of Virginia coal country was packed to capacity by 4 a.m. Friday. More than 1,500 people with canes, wheelchairs, oxygen tanks, bleeding gums, black lungs and other ills had come to the Wise County Fairgrounds, camping in tents, sleeping in pickup truck beds or...

07/14/2014 - 3:01am

    Don't you see what they're doing?

    The shopping binges, the bizarro legislation and now the alleged sex and sexting with a teen? It makes perfect sense when you contemplate what must be the real reason Virginia legislators are acting like wackos. They're...

06/19/2014 - 1:02am

    For more than half a century, kids in Virginia with bad teeth and poor families have had somewhere to go.

    Their parents - immigrants, minimum-wage laborers, the unemployed - usually found Gerald Frank through the grapevine. And they spread the word about his modest...

06/19/2014 - 12:53am

    This summer, hundreds of sick, desperate people will gather daily in the pre-dawn darkness of a Southwestern Virginia parking lot, part of a late July pilgrimage as predictable as the state's tobacco crop.

    They come with festering cancers, rotting teeth, wheezing...

06/09/2014 - 1:09am

    Every month or so, in the parade of offenders coming before her in court, she'd spot a veteran.

    Usually it was for a misdemeanor, a squabble, assault and battery, something petty.

    Then Penney Azcarate, chief judge of...

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