Articles by: Kaye Kory

From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

November 9, 2016 10:27 PM0 comments

As I sit down to write this column, we are approximately four hours into “the most significant presidential election since 1860.” Whether or not you agree with this bit of hyperbole, I believe that one of the positive indirect effects of the interminable cacophony of offensive political speech has been […]

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Guest Commentary: After More Than 50 Years, a Return & Tour of Cuba

November 3, 2016 12:33 PM0 comments

My husband and I recently spent a week in Cuba, a trip that has been on my bucket list for many years. My family lived there from mid-1958 to mid-1959. My dad was an executive with Esso (predecessor of Exxon), which operated a refinery in Cuba. I have pleasant memories […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

September 21, 2016 6:08 PM0 comments

I have been working with the Mason District Council (of Civic Associations) to set up a district-wide town hall focused on the AirBnB/short-term lodging rentals issue. The town hall has been set for Wednesday, Oct 5 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School. I invite you to […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

August 10, 2016 6:31 PM0 comments

The summer of 2016 is emerging as a disappointment for Republican legislatures that have passed legislation restricting their constituents’ right to vote. With jaw-dropping consistency, Courts composed of both moderate and conservative jurists across the country have concluded that the argument that widespread voter fraud necessitates enacting voting restrictions is […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

July 13, 2016 8:06 PM0 comments

In the recently adjourned 2016 General Assembly session, I filed HB478 which adds language to Subsection H of Section 22.1-253.13:4 of the Code of Virginia (relating to the high school graduation and dropout data; formula; on-time graduation) to read: “H. (Effective July 1, 2016) The Board shall also collect, analyze, […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

June 8, 2016 5:23 PM0 comments

One of the more rewarding compensations of arriving at late-middle age is an increased appreciation of the inevitability of certain historical trends. I’m not talking cosmic, here, or millennia, but certainly decades, even centuries. Say, from the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In this case, the trend I’m thinking […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

May 11, 2016 6:09 PM0 comments

The 2016 legislative calendar came to an end with the closing of the Veto Session on April 20. Fortunately, Democrats were able to uphold all but one of the Governor’s vetoes of various regressive pieces of social legislation passed by Republican majorities. Few legislative sponsors were surprised by these vetoes, […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

April 13, 2016 6:05 PM0 comments

On Wednesday next week, the Virginia General Assembly will meet as the 2016 Reconvened Session. The purpose of the “Veto Session,” as it is called, is to reconsider bills the Governor has vetoed or for which he has recommended changes before signing into law. In its news story on the […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

March 9, 2016 8:24 PM0 comments

On Wednesday, March 2, the Virginia House Republicans voted to reject the confirmation of Justice Jane Roush to the Virginia Supreme Court, despite the fact that she has served in that position for seven months, and was unanimously qualified by the House Courts of Justice Committee as well. She was […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

February 11, 2016 12:34 PM0 comments

Throughout this session to date, the House of Delegates continues to attempt to erode local control of public education – not only local control of the establishment of charter schools, but to usurp local control of both state and local money dedicated to local public education as well. As you […]

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