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2 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Report: Virginia tax growth rate falls to 3.68 percent

Virginia is among the states whose coffers depend most on a state income tax, and a recent report links a decline in the growth rate of state income tax revenue to the rising concentration of income for the richest households. A report by the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's shows a significant decline in annual average state tax revenue growth among the 10 most income tax-dependent states.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Study shows: Volunteering makes us nation's No. 2 happiest

Volunteer Jane Lauter takes her dog Mary around to visit residents at Provence Place at DePaul.From left, Margaret Katoskie, Mary, and Lauter. Photo courtesy: Jane Lauter This story is a sample from the Norfolk Compass, which is included in The Virginian-Pilot every Sunday in Norfolk.

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Investopedia

5 Wealthiest U.S. Presidents

It is widely speculated that former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a personal net worth somewhere between $190 million and $250 million. With most of this money in the bank, he would have been one of the wealthiest U.S. presidents if elected.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney

Examiner.com

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring discusses federal gay marriage appeals

After offering opening remarks to the participants at the third annual Charlottesville Gay Pride Festival in Lee Park on September 13, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring spoke to reporters about the same-sex marriage cases that may be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in its coming term. Answering questions posed by the Charlottesville Libertarian Examiner, Herring, a Democrat who served in the state Senate before his 2013 election as attorney general, explained how his mind has been changed about gay marriage .

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Supreme Court, US News

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Unusual rules for General Assembly's special session suggest fast movement -- but uncertain end

House Republican leaders meet with the press after their Medicaid and budget votes on Feb. 20. Majority Leader M. Kirkland "Kirk" Cox, in the center, gestures toward the state Senate, which dropped an attempted Medicaid compromise into its budget. The House rejected this proposal, and if it leads to gridlock or a government shutdown, "the onus is totally" on the Senate, Cox said.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News

The Virginian-Pilot

Portsmouth body shop fixes cars, and makes beautiful music

Wayne Willis and Daryl Kimberly, both of Portsmouth, and Hugh Jackson and Cole Braswell, both of Chesapeake, play a tune during Wayne's Body Shop bluegrass jamboree. Liz Carey This story is a sample from the Portsmouth Currents, which is included in The Virginian-Pilot every Sunday in Portsmouth.

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Related Topix: Chesapeake, Bluegrass

Examiner.com

Learn About the U.S. Constitution on its 225th Birthday

American founders were as varied and colorful as they were learned, and the U.S. benefited by their many skills. https://www.google.com/search?q=founding+fathers&client=firefox-a&hs=rnY&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=np&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=u4YUVKucCo-GyAS8-YKQDg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=723&bih=421#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=39JqF9EJYzwG8M%253A%3B2X1FTdv719q American founders were as varied and colorful as they were learned, and the U.S. benefited by their many skills.

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Related Topix: John Adams, Entertainment, Television, Libraries

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Washington Post

Democrats try to balance environmental and business interests in Virginia

In a single speech last week, Gov. Terry McAuliffe called climate change "a scientific fact" - and said rules to curtail emissions proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency go too far. The apparent contradiction highlights the increasingly narrow line Democrats in Virginia must walk to satisfy environmentalists and campaign donors without alienating business interests.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia Government, Environment, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia upsets No. 21 Louisville, ends ACC skid

Virginia's defense dominated much of the day, and its offense did just enough Saturday to propel the Cavaliers to a 23-21 upset win over No.21 Louisville at Scott Stadium. The defense allowed an opening touchdown drive of 75 yards but kept Louisville quiet until early in the fourth quarter, when the Cardinals scored twice to take a 21-20 lead.

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NBC Philadelphia

Virginia Getaway

Missing that summer feeling? Yeah, we get it... Fall's nice and all, but Ol' Man Winter's looming right around the corner. So why not jump in the car and head south for a few days? Find a destination where you can pretend it's still summer.

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NBC12

Politifact Virginia: Obenshain on voter ID standards

Voter ID laws have been hotly debated across the country and right here in Virginia, where the General Assembly beefed up the requirements for what you need to produce when you come to vote. Leading the charge is former State Senator Mark Obenshain.

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Detroit News

Other writers, on war powers, Iraq and the NFL

Ex-Judge Andrew Napolitano in Reason : James Madison is commonly referred to as the Father of the Constitution in large measure because, in the secrecy of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, he kept the most complete set of notes. He also had a very keen mind and a modest demeanor and an uncanny ability to solidify consensus around basic principles that are woven into the Constitution.

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Western Telegraph

The Whitetop Mountain Band, coming to Burnett's Hill Chapel.

Whitetop in Virginia is steeped in the tradition of old-time mountain music, with this band keeping alive the region's style of old-time fiddling and banjo-picking. The award winning band has won at competitions and fiddlers' conventions such as Fiddlers' Grove & Galax Old Time Fiddlers' Convention, and many others, winning well over a hundred ribbons/trophies as a band as well as individual instrument, song and dance awards.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Patch.com

Traffic Alert: 95 HOV Lanes Closed This Weekend

Travelers on Interstate 95 may have a longer commute this weekend, with the HOV lanes closed for construction beginning Friday night, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Crews will be working on the 95 Express Lanes project, including installing overhead structures, paving and pulling fiber optic lines throughout the entire stretch of HOV lanes.

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NBC29

House Passes Bill to Extend Insurance Plans for 250K Virginians

Politicians in Congress are responding to the controversy over the 250,000 Virginians who will lose their insurance plans this fall. The House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday to address the problem.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Robert Hurt, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Virginia Supreme Court nixes Norfolk Police recruit death case

In a unanimous ruling, the court affirmed Norfolk Circuit Court Judge Mary Jane Hall's decision to toss out Patricia Kohn's lawsuit. Hall ruled that Virginia's worker's compensation law is Kohn's remedy.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Life, Self Defense

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Navy report: Mechanical failure caused Sea Dragon crash off Virginia coast | With Video

It was a mechanical malfunction that caused a fire in the cabin of a MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter that crashed off the coast of Virginia on Jan. 8, killing three of the five crew members, according to a Navy report released Thursday. According to the U.S. Navy 's investigation into the accident, a bundle of wires and fuel tube chaffed, causing an electrical arc that ignited the fuel and sent a fireball toward the cockpit.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Feds: Workplace deaths down last year in Va., US

According to a preliminary report released by the U.S. Department of Labor, Virginia saw workplace fatalities decline 15 percent to 126 in 2013.

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Loudoun Times

Sterling man sentenced to five years for sexual assault

A Sterling man will serve five years in prison for sexually assaulting a child over the course of several years.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Woman found dead in car in Norfolk; autopsy awaits

Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a car in Norfolk shortly after noon Thursday. The woman wasn't identified.

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