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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

AmmoLand

Virginia Citizens Defense League Shoot At Roanoke Rifle & Revolver Club

Roanoke Rifle and Revolver Club will again host the annual RRRC/VCDL Defensive Pistol Shoot on Saturday, May 10, 2014.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government

Big News Network.com

West Virginian finishes what she started in Boston

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Marathon

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Packed house expected for 2014 Virginia International Tattoo at Norfolk Scope

More than 900 bagpipers, drummers, military bands, dancers, singers, drill teams, color guards and performers from countries around the world will take part in a military musical display.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

Virginians urged to say 'no' to fracking

Although Shore Exploration and Production Corp. is trying to paint a rosy picture of gas drilling, I have personally seen it to be otherwise.

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Business Journal

Thanks Heartbleed: Virginians need new HealthCare.gov password

Tens of thousands of Virginia residents will have to get a new HealthCare.gov password, a precaution being taken to protect against any potential impact of the Heartbleed bug, officials said.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Dolphin deaths off Virginia could be on the rise this spring

Marine experts recovered three dead bottle-nose dolphins washed up in Hampton Roads, as they prepare for what could be another hectic season of dolphin strandings.

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The Washington Post

McAuliffe touts accomplishments of his first 100 days as Virginia governor

Gov. Terry McAuliffe marked his 100th day in office by trumpeting a range of accomplishments and vowing to redouble his efforts to push for his still-elusive goal of Medicaid expansion.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Healthcare Law, Law

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