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4 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Watusi move into new Virginia Zoo habitat in Norfolk

Diallo, left, and Gamba in their new habitat at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk. The watusi are each a year old and will eventually share the space with the zoo's Hartmann's mountain zebras.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government

5 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

Virginia International Tattoo honors Vietnam veterans and their families

This annual assembly of more than 800 performers - military bands, bagpipers, fife and drum corps, and drill teams - remind us through music and pageantry of the soldiers who risk their lives to protect our nation.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

After Spotsylvania, Grant and Lee waged relentlesswarfare through Virginia

All that remains of the Confederate "mule shoe" fortification here is a fragile, moss-covered mound that arcs across a landscape where visitors are asked not to tread.

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Related Topix: Spotsylvania, VA, US National Parks, Fredericksburg And Spotsylvania National Military Park

6 hrs ago | NBC29

5 Charged after Madison County Drug Bust

On April 22, 2014, officers from the Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force and the Madison County Sheriff's Office responded to a suspicious person call at a residence in the Burnt Tree subdivision of Madison County.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Orange, VA, Drug Enforcement Administration, Madison, VA

9 hrs ago | Examiner.com

National Park Service and Interior Dept. sued under FOIA over shutdown documents

On Tuesday night, I filed a lawsuit in D.C.'s U.S. District Court against the Interior Department and the National Park Service for failing to produce documents in response to two pairs of Freedom of Information Act requests.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Doc Hastings, US National Parks, Claude Moore Colonial Farm

13 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Stalled U.S. 460 project could cost Virginia $500 million

Virginia could be on the hook for up to $500 million in costs and penalties in a worst-case scenario if a stalled 55-mile toll road project from Petersburg to Suffolk isn't built, state Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne told lawmakers Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

17 hrs ago | WVEC-TV Norfolk

Poll: Virginians want compromise on Medicaid expansion

According to a poll released Thursday by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, most Virginia voters oppose Medicaid expansion but lawmakers to find a compromise.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Virginia Government, Christopher Newport University

22 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Federal Report Shines Light On Health Impacts Of West Virginia Chemical Spill

The Freedom Industries site, which released 10,000 gallons of chemicals into West Virginia water, is seen in this Jan. 13, 2014, photo.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Virginia Government, US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin, Liberal Political News

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Loudoun Times

Report: Legal gay marriage could boost Va. economy

Legalizing gay marriage in Virginia could create hundreds of jobs and generate up to $60 million in spending over three years as same-sex couples spend thousands on their nuptials and out-of-town guests come to celebrate with them, according to a study by a UCLA think tank.

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

NBC29

U.Va. visitors approve 4.3 in-state tuition hike

The increase approved Wednesday is effective for the upcoming academic year. The increase includes all mandatory fees for first-year undergraduate students.

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Patch.com

3 Million Credit Cards Compromised at Michaels

The national arts-and-crafts chain Michaels has reported a security breach that affected 3 million payment cards at its stores.

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Related Topix: Reston, VA

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Jaiven Knight, photo courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.

Maj. Greg Riley with the Williamsburg Police Department told WAVY.com an arrest warrant for Jaiven Treyvon Knight was issued Tuesday on a charge of rape.

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WVEC-TV Norfolk

Virginia lawmakers back in Richmond to consider McAuliffe vetoes

Virginia lawmakers are returning to Richmond to consider Gov. Terry McAuliffe's changes to the General Assembly's 2014 legislation.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Healthcare Law, Law

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Fluvanna Sheriff Gets New Job With Virginia ABC Board

Fluvanna County Sheriff Ryant Washington is getting a new job in Richmond at the start of next month.

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Cavalier Daily

No. 1 Baseball edges Virginia Commonwealth at The Diamond

Tuesday night in Richmond, the Virginia baseball team won a rollercoaster ball game against Virginia Commonwealth, 5-4, on junior center fielder Brandon Downes' 10th-inning solo home run.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

WNYC-AM New York

A Year Before Opening, Virginia Toll Road Builder Launches E-ZPass Campaign

The firm building the 95 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia wants carpoolers to get their E-ZPass transponder now, even though the new HOT lanes stretching 30 miles between Fairfax and Stafford Counties are not expected to open until early next year.

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CBS Local

Severance's Bizarre Behavior Fuels Questions in Alexandria Killings

A sketch of the suspect in the killing of a music teacher in Alexandria and the mugshot of Charles S. Severance.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison, Weird

Insurance Journal West

West Virginia Seeks Input on Chemical Tank Safety Rules

West Virginia regulators are asking stakeholders for input as they begin developing rules to implement a new chemical storage tank safety law.

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

TBD.com

Report: Legalizing gay marriage could generate $60 million for Virginia

A report by a think tank at UCLA says legalizing gay marriage in Virginia could generate up to $60 million in spending in three years.

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

EDGE

(Don't) Eat, Pray, Hate: Christian Organization Plans 40 Day Fast Against Marriage

CitizenLink, the public policy partner of SPLC designated anti-gay hate group Focus on the Family announced it's partnership with the Family Foundation of Virginia and other anti-gay gay religious organizations around America in an marathon protest against marriage equality that will include 40 days of prayer and fasting.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Classical, Focus on the Family, Virginia Government, Recreational Vehicle, Marathon, Fasting, Health

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