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2 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Local moves to LA, lands "Criminal Minds" role

This story is a sample from the Virginia Beach Beacon, which is included in The Virginian-Pilot every Sunday and Thursday in Virginia Beach.


Related Topix: Regent University, Arts, Theater

6 hrs ago | WCAV

Group Presents Sea Level Rise Proposals for Virginia

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network has released a report detailing its recommendations for how Virginia should adapt to rising sea levels.


10 hrs ago | WMDT

Republicans Announce Special Session On Medicaid

Virginia Republican legislative leaders are scheduling a special session in September to debate whether to expand Medicaid eligibility, something GOP lawmakers have already made clear they oppose.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Virginia Government

13 hrs ago | The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

White House outlines 2014 drug control policy

Closely mirroring its past positions, the Obama administration's 2014 drug policy will focus tightly on curbing heroin use and prescription painkillers abuse while continuing to oppose the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

15 hrs ago | WSTM-TV Syracuse

Tragedy in Smithfield: Tornado caused home collapse that killed 4 people, including 4-month-old baby

Authorities identified the four victims that were killed in a tornado what moved through the Town of Smithfield, in Madison County, Tuesday evening.


Related Topix: Weather

17 hrs ago | NBC29

VA Prison Health Provider Change Could Delay Suit

A lawsuit alleging deficient medical services at a Virginia women's prison could be delayed by a change in health care providers.


Related Topix: Virginia Government, State Prisons, Fluvanna Correctional Center, Prison

19 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Man fatally shot in standoff in Washington County

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says 55-year-old Dennis D. Morrell was fatally shot Tuesday evening after he threatened officers with a gun.


19 hrs ago | Martinsville Bulletin

Ms. Wheelchair Virginia:

Davis' platform in the Ms. Wheelchair Virginia competition was "Life Beyond Limits."


Related Topix: Radford University, Liberty University

23 hrs ago |

New Jersey's Sandy czar steps down

New Jersey's little-known Hurricane Sandy czar, who oversaw the distribution of billions of dollars in federal aid during a challenged recovery effort, stepped down Tuesday and will be replaced by his deputy, Gov. Christie's office said.


Related Topix: New Jersey Government, New Jersey, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Rutgers University, University of Virginia, Virginia Government

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Washington Post

Child killed as fierce storms sweep Washington region

One child was killed and at least six others were injured Tuesday evening when a severe wind-and-rain storm swept across the Washington region, toppling trees and knocking out power to thousands.


Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News

Storm Knocks Out Power to 30,000 Homes in Northern Virginia

A storm packing winds of up to 70 miles per hour has knocked out power Tuesday night to 30,000 homes across Northern Virginia, according to a Dominion Power outage map .


Related Topix: Fairfax County, VA, Great Falls, VA, Burke, VA, Vienna, VA, McLean, VA

Virginia Business

Radford University partners with Virginia community college system on nursing degree.

Radford University President Penelope W. Kyle has signed a guaranteed admissions agreement for nursing with the Virginia Community College System .


Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine, Radford University

The Virginian-Pilot

Bobby Scott is only unopposed Virginia congressional candidate

Voters in every Virginia congressional election in November will have a choice except for one: U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott is unopposed in his bid for a 12th term, according to the state Department of Elections.


Related Topix: US Politics, Randy Forbes, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Frank Wolf, Eric Cantor, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Robert Scott

Virginia ABC to Open New Premiere Store in Leesburg Wednesday

Virginia and Leesburg officials will celebrate the grand opening of Virginia's newest premier ABC store in Leesburg Wednesday, July 9. The ribbon cutting will take place at 10:30 a.m. at 506A Fort Evans Road NE in the Fort Evans Plaza II Shopping Center.


Related Topix: Leesburg, VA, Virginia Beach, VA

Real Clear Politics

The Inevitability of Foreign Entanglements

The Fourth of July weekend gave me time to consider events in Iraq and Ukraine, U.S.-German relations and the Mexican borderland and immigration.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

West Virginia Metro

New job, new challenge for WV's higher-ed vice chancellor

The new executive vice chancellor for higher education in West Virginia is seeking to compromise with state leaders on higher education funding.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, West Virginia, Virginia Government, West Virginia Government, Marshall University

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Former delegate Mike Watson accepts unpaid role at Virginia Chamber of Commerce

According to a press release issued late Monday, Watson's role with the chamber's Industry Council focuses on implementing goals outlined in Blueprint Virginia, a statewide economic development strategy the chamber said 'provides business leadership and long-range planning on key priorities such as increasing educational achievement and developing ... (more)


Related Topix: Virginia Government

Fatal Hit-and-Runs, 'Black Widow' Loss, Death Investigation, Bank Robbery and New Maserati Showroom

Patch has 31 sites in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Here are some of the top posts from the past 24 hours.


Related Topix: Fairfax County, VA, Reston, VA, Arlington, VA


West Virginia Citizens Defense League 2014 General Election Endorsements

The West Virginia Citizens Defense League, in a continuing effort to protect and expand the right to keep and bear arms within the State of West Virginia, is pleased to announce political endorsements for the upcoming 2014 general election.


Related Topix: West Virginia, Virginia Government, West Virginia Government

WTVR Richmond

Former CEO goes to jail for stealing thousands from Virginia Girl Scouts

The former CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia was sentenced to three months in jail after she embezzled more than $22,000 from the organization.



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