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3 hrs ago | 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

3 hrs ago | 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

3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | WCAV

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

The Virginian-Pilot

Correction from The Virginian-Pilot

A photo caption on Page 4 of Monday's front section gave the wrong lineup of musicians for last weekend's Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival.


Sat Jul 26, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Virginia telemedicine offering more remote health care solutions | With Video

From a desktop computer at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News or from a laptop on the third floor of his home, Riverside psychiatrist Anthony Caterine can treat geriatric patients at nine far-flung locations.


Related Topix: Computers, Newport News, VA, Gloucester, VA, Smithfield, VA

The Washington Post

Key players in former governor's corruption case

Here are some of the key players in the federal corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen McDonnell.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Military, US Army, Fort Belvoir

The Washington Post

Warner and Gillespie trade barbs in first Virginia senatorial debate Saturday

Virginia Sen. Mark R. Warner and Republican rival Ed Gillespie debated for the first time on Saturday, bringing attention to a race that so far has existed under the radar.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Republican, John Warner, Virginia Government

WVEC-TV Norfolk

New book reveals untold stories of U-Boats off the Virginia coast

It's one of the great untold stories of World War II. The German U-boat campaign off the Atlantic coast on the United States in 1942 claimed thousands of American lives and hundreds of U.S. ships, yet, unlike D-Day and Pearl Harbor, Hollywood hasn't focused on that part of the war.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US Army

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Truck fire shuts down I-77

Traffic quickly backed up for miles Friday through West Virginia and Virginia when a tractor-trailer suddenly caught fire and shut down the East River Mountain Tunnel.


Related Topix: Fire, Virginia Government, Bluefield, WV, Mercer County, WV

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Sending Help to Va Tornado Victims

In response to Thursday's tragic storm that ripped through the Cherrystone Family Camping and RV Resort, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore sent help to the Norrthampton High School emergency shelter, by supplying food, linens, and blankets to those who sought refuge there.


Related Topix: Tasley, VA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Animals Rescued from Alleged Puppy Mill on Road to Adoption

More than one hundred dogs and several birds are on their way to rescue shelters in Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee and Canada to be adopted.


Related Topix: Animal Rights

Potomac Local

Community Center Offering Discount During Virginia Sales Tax Holiday

As parents start to think about back-to-school shopping, Manassas Park Community Center is offering a discount for new members.


Related Topix: Virginia Government

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Poll shows deep divide on Medicaid expansion in Virginia

Virginians remain deeply divided on the issue of Medicaid expansion but lean somewhat against, according to the first poll to come out since this year's budget impasse ended with no agreement on offering health insurance coverage to more of their low-income neighbors.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Virginia Government, Health Insurance, Roanoke College


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