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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post
Three in 10 Virginia schools failed to meet state accreditation standards this year as students continue to struggle on more rigorous exams introduced three years ago. The Virginia Department of Education said Tuesday that 555 out of the state's 1,827 schools did not meet state benchmarks on the annual statewide Standards of Learning tests last year.
3 hrs ago | Fairfax Times
One of the keys to Virginia's economic success has been our diverse, abundant supply of energy sources.
4 hrs ago | Fox News
Virginia police are continuing their search Tuesday for a missing University of Virginia student who sent friends a distressing text message that she got lost walking home from a party early Sunday morning. Hannah Elizabeth Graham, 18, a second-year student, was reportedly last seen inside an off-campus apartment complex in Charlottesville, just before midnight.
6 hrs ago | WRIC-TV Richmond
Information from the Virginia Courts online database shows the incident in question took place in the city of Petersburg on September 7.
6 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press
The Virginia Department of Education said the amount of schools meeting statewide accreditation standards dropped for 2014-2015 after higher benchmarks were introduced in 2011. According to the VDOE, just 68 percent of Virginia Public Schools were fully accredited compared to 77 percent in 2013-2014.
7 hrs ago | The Washington Post
Senate Republican candidate Ed Gillespie speaks during the Northern Virginia Technology Council Technology Town Hall Forum at the Microsoft Offices on Sept. 8 in Reston, Va.
Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett, right, and Miss Massachusetts Lauren Kuhn, left, hold hands with Miss New York Kira Kazantsev as all three wait to find out who will be named the second runner up to Miss America. Miss Virginia won first runner up, and Miss New York won Miss America.
The Goodhart Group of McEnearney Associates has announced the sale of 208 Virginia Avenue, an estate home in Alexandria's Jefferson Park neighborhood that has set a record in real estate circles. The estate was the first home built in the neighborhood, in 1920.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers are planning to fill a $882 million budget shortfall by tapping the state government's rainy day fund and making cuts to various agencies, universities, and local governments. The plan won't affect K-12 school spending and will not include any increase in fees or taxes, they said.
It's unusual for the United States by far the biggest defense spender in the world to seek scrapped military equipment from other nations. Typically those roles are reversed.
Loudoun County's first "Salute to Military, Veterans and Families" event is Sept. 27 in Ashburn, Va.
Gas prices in Virginia will rise come January -- possibly as much as six cents per gallon -- unless Congress approves the "Marketplace Fairness Act" internet sales tax bill that's been sitting in a House committee for months.
"This is the first phase of a larger plan to establish the terminal as a multi-use facility and improve service to our customers," Virginia Port Authority CEO and Executive Director John Reinhart said in a news release Friday. The first ship to call at the deep water facility is set to arrive on October 3, VPA spokesman Joe Harris told WVEC.com.
Governor Terry McAuliffe and Republican leaders have reached a deal to address budget cuts ahead of the General Assembly's Special Session this coming week. The state has been struggling to find ways to fill an anticipated $2.4 billion budget shortfall.
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.
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.
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 .
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:46 am
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