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2 hrs ago | Potomac Local

Schools Must Enroll Unaccompanied Immigrant Children without Vaccinations: Memo

Some Prince William residents have expressed concern over a Virginia Department of Education memo requiring that unaccompanied alien children be enrolled in school even without receiving immunization.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health

Jim Parsons takes the Ice Bucket Challenge (August 17, 2014)

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

GOP win in Southwest Virginia Senate race secures Republican control in Richmond

Republican A. Benton Chafin Jr. won a state Senate seat Tuesday that secured GOP control of the entire General Assembly, dimming Gov. Terry McAuliffe's legislative prospects and erasing the last vestige of blue from Southwest Virginia.


Related Topix: Virginia Government, US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics

8 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Clergy readying to perform same-sex marriages in Virginia

They have no way of knowing how many will show up, but more than 60 clergy will head to courthouses across the state Thursday to officiate the first same-sex weddings in Virginia's history.


Related Topix: Virginia Government, Wedding, Gay/Lesbian

8 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

West Virginia Senate test: Which candidate can cozy up closest to coal?

Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito speaks during the Working for Jobs Rally in Beckley, W.Va., Tuesday, Aug. 19. Looking on are Sen. Evan Jenkins and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Virginia Government, Beckley, WV

8 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia mom pleads guilty in child tattooing case

A Virginia woman has admitted to using a heated razor blade to try to remove tattoos that police say a baby sitter put on her two young daughters.


Related Topix: Virginia Government, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

11 hrs ago | NBC29

Emerald Ash Borer Found in More Virginia Counties

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services today announced the detection of Emerald Ash Borer in additional counties in the Commonwealth; the newly infested counties include Alleghany, Bath, Fauquier and Page.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Fairfax County, VA

13 hrs ago | City of Woodstock

Woodstock ROCS Features John Richards & The Virginians - 9/5/14

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17 hrs ago | WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Hundley Has Virginiaa s Attention

Now eleven days from a showdown with a leading candidate for the Heisman trophy, the Virginia Cavaliers know stopping quarterback Brett Hundley will be the key to pulling off the upset of the Bruins.


19 hrs ago | USA Today

Hooking up to getting hitched: Yes, it can happen

For almost one-third of those in a nationally representative sample, their relationship with their eventual spouse began as a hook-up - however the respondents defined it for themselves.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality, University of Denver, University of Virginia

23 hrs ago | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Suffolk woman sentenced for child porn production

U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar sentenced 23-year-old Sierra Danyelle Halsey to 15 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, according to Deanna Warren with the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.


Related Topix: Prison

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Whale spotted in Elizabeth River

The Coast Guard said it got a number of reports about a whale, 35 to 45-feet-long, near the Jordan Bridge.



Virginia Energy Council Holds Meeting in Richmond

Energy leaders gathered in Richmond Monday to put their heads together and figure out how to move the commonwealth forward.


Related Topix: Virginia Government, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, Wind Power

The Washington Post

Virginia voters go to polls in four special elections; one Northern Va. seat at stake

Virginia voters will head to polls Tuesday to decide four special elections, including three races for open seats in the General Assembly and a town council election in central Virginia where new voter identification requirements will be in place for the first time.


Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics

The Virginian-Pilot

Cabinet sec'y: McDonnell didn't seek favors for Williams

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, arrives at federal court with his attorneys, John Brownlee, left, and Henry Asbill, in Richmond on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, to begin presenting McDonnell's defense.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Virginia Government

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Supreme Court considers delaying same-sex marriage in Virginia

WASHINGTON D.C./NORFOLK- U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has given supporters of same-sex marriage in Virginia until 5 p.m. Monday to respond to a request for a stay asked for by Prince William County that would delay the potential legalization of gay marriage in the commonwealth.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, John G. Roberts, Gay/Lesbian, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals


Author charged with DUI in fatal crash in Virginia

An acclaimed journalist and author was in jail without bond Monday on charges of driving under the influence stemming from a crash that killed a 75-year-old Virginia man.


Related Topix: Journalism, Charlottesville, VA, Afton, VA, Albemarle County, VA

The Virginian-Pilot

Ride marks 12th anniversary of Va. triple slaying

About 300 motorcyclists, drivers and others participated in a ride marking the 12th anniversary of the slayings of a Southside Virginia family.


Related Topix: Virginia Government

West Virginia Metro

Marshall president says education reform discussion must continue

Marshall University President Stephen Kopp says there's a grassroots effort underway to keep the state's K-12 education system at the forefront of discussion.


Related Topix: Marshall University, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Virginia Government

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Norfolk dog, owner get chance to thank rescuers

ADT honored members of Norfolk Fire-Rescue for saving Sophie, a Labrador retriever, at a ceremony at the owner Chris Sacra's home on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.


Related Topix: Fire, Home Listing, Home


Gun Sales Down In Virginia

The Richmond Times-Dispatch says Virginia State Police logged background checks for 219,491 transactions during the first seven months of 2014.



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