AFP Politics Blog – Feb. 13-15, 2009

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– News: Moran gets firefighters endorsements, Sunday, 3:09 p.m. – News: Dems comment on addition of Gillespie to McDonnell campaign team, Friday, 5:10 p.m. – News: McAuliffe comments on House education-funding cuts, Friday, 4:35 p.m. – News: Perriello comments on stimulus, Friday, 4:35 p.m. – Video: Jeff Frederick denounces Darwin, Friday, 9:40 a.m. – News:…

AFP Politics Blog – Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009

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– News: Webb statement on NAACP anniversary, Thursday, 9 p.m. – News: Family Foundation president offers statement on House of Delegates votes on pro-life amendments in Virginia budget, Thursday, 9 p.m. – News: Shannon gets endorsements of Richmond, Norfolk mayors, Thursday, 4:15 p.m. – News: Perriello praised for voting against pay raise, Thursday, 4:15 p.m….

The AFP Blog – Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009

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– Stuarts Draft man charged with murder for hire, Thursday, 6 p.m. – Miss America 2008 to speak at JMU on eating disorders, Thursday, 5:50 p.m. – Family Foundation praises passage of marriage curriculum bill, Thursday, 5:50 p.m. – White House announces formation of faith-based partnerships office, Thursday, 5:50 p.m. – Wagner picks up several…

The AFP Blog – Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009

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– Perriello criticizes tobacco tax in SCHIP bill, Wednesday, 1:40 p.m. – Conservation easements top 100,000 acres in Valley, Wednesday, 12:50 p.m. – Treasury announces new restrictions on executive compensation, Wednesday, 12:50 p.m. – House GOP pushing mental-health reforms, Wednesday, 12:50 p.m. – House bill allowing government-sanctioned sectarian prayers at government meetings unconstitutional, ACLU says,…

Rick Gibson | The other side of the story on privatizing psychiatric services

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I’ve just read Leonard Gilroy’s Dec. 31, 2008 story concerning Virginia Gov. Kaine’s proposal to close The Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents. I feel that he has reported on only one side of this controversial story. There is much more to it. I, for one, believe that equal time should have been given to the…