The good news: When the dust clears from the recession, analysts expect that most newspapers will be poised for a recovery. The bad: It's largely because they've fired at least a quarter of their newsroom, and the business model is still badly broken.
Virginia state and federal laws don't prohibit discrimination against sexual minorities. But the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act evidently stands a far greater chance than in the previous decades.
Pennsylvania Governor Corbett is expected to sign into law a bill that would mandate that private insurers participating in the state exchange not cover abortion, even when it threatens the health of the mother.