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3 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

Drilling, fracking controversial for Virginia, Hampton Roads

Hydraulic fracturing to squeeze oil and gas from rock buried deep underground is either a financial windfall for landowners and communities or an environmental Pandora's box - depending on whom you ask.


Related Topix: Richmond, VA, Virginia Beach, VA

7 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Wegmans adding four grocery stores in Virginia

Wegmans Food Markets says it plans to add 10 stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions over the next year or two.


Related Topix: Virginia Government, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government

11 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Former Virginia Congressman Caldwell Butler dies

Caldwell Butler, a five-term Republican congressman from Virginia who helped draft the impeachment articles for President Richard Nixon, died Tuesday.


Related Topix: US News

15 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

Virginia's Popular Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Returns Friday

It's time to make your shopping list because Virginia's popular sales tax holiday for clothing, footwear, and school and office supplies begins Friday.


Related Topix: Virginia Government

19 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

On Virginia's political ethics, the verdict, sadly, is already in

The federal corruption trial that began Monday in Richmond against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, will lay bare the couple's unseemly quest for money while in office.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Virginia Government

23 hrs ago | SFGate

Federal court: Virginia marriage is for all

In this Feb. 4, 2014 file photo, plaintiff in the Bostic v. Rainey case, Tony London, waves to the crowd as he and his partner, Tim Bostic, right, leave Federal Court after a hearing on Virginia's ban on gay marriage in Norfolk, Va.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Richmond, VA, US News, US Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Yesterday |

Senate Dems seek to split GOP on export bank

And yet Democratic Sen. Mark Warner is talking about the bank on the campaign trail, portraying it as a job creator that must be protected against tea party ideologues.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives, Virginia Government, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu

Yesterday | McClatchy

Federal decision in Virginia clears way for gay marriage in NC, official says

A three-judge panel on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes North Carolina, declared that Virginia's prohibition on same-sex marriage was an unconstitutional limit on the right to marry.


Related Topix: North Carolina, North Carolina Government, Virginia Government, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Washington Examiner

Warner: Export-Import Bank supports Va. port jobs

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner says the U.S. Export-Import Bank helps support thousands of jobs in Virginia and needs to be reauthorized.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia Government

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Community Steps Up To Help Find Homes For Virginian Residents

Lynchburg, VA- The community is jumping in to help residents of the Virginian Apartments in Lynchburg as their time is almost up to find a new home.


Related Topix: Lynchburg, VA, Madison Heights, VA

News Observer

US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled that state constitutional and statutory provisions barring gay marriage and denying recognition of such unions performed in other states violate the U.S. Constitution.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court

Brandon Sun

Federal court upholds judge's ruling that Virginia gay marriage ban is unconstitutional

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, the latest in a string of decisions overturning bans across America.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Virginia Government, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court

The Town Talk

Appeals panel strikes down Virginia gay marriage ban

A federal appeals court panel in Virginia became the second one this summer to strike down a state ban against same-sex marriage Monday, making it more likely that the Supreme Court will settle the issue as early as next year.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, W., Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

The Washington Post

Jury selection to begin in ex-Virginia governor's corruption case

The long-awaited public corruption trial for former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell kicks off Monday, when lawyers for both sides will try to pick the 12 Virginians they believe are best suited to decide the governor's fate.


Related Topix: Spotsylvania County, VA


Va. Police Locate Missing Girl; Relative Arrested

The Virginian-Pilot reports Terry Denise Omeni was arrested at the hotel on an outstanding fraud warrant from Delaware and a pending warrant in Missouri related to the girl's disappearance.


Sun Jul 27, 2014

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Virginia Keeps Drug For Lethal Injections That Had Problems Elsewhere

A drug that was used in botched executions in other states will remain part of Virginia's lethal injection mixture.


Related Topix: Virginia Government, Ohio, Ohio Government, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arizona Government

Officials seek agricultural boost in MOV

Local officials recently joined West Virginia's agriculture commissioner on a fact-finding mission to North Carolina to boost the Mountain State's agricultural base.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Virginia Government, Wood County, WV, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Va. Beach woman looks for answers in son's death

A Virginia Beach woman is looking for answers in the death of her 19-year-old son during a study program in Peru.


Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Both directions of I-77 tunnel reopen after fire

The northbound lanes of an Interstate 77 tunnel along the Virginia-West Virginia border have reopened after being shut down for a day following a tractor-trailer fire.


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

The Raw Story

'Happiness' is a place called Charlottesville, Virginia, a new study reveals

A new study has named Thomas Jefferson's home town the feelgood capital of the US, but residents say that just means liberal values and a sense of community To the residents of Charlottesville, it is a fitting coincidence that Thomas Jefferson, principal drafter of the Declaration of Independence that installed "Life, liberty and the pursuit of ... (more)


Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA, us Travel, Travel, Newport News, VA, University of Virginia


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