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2 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

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, US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin, Liberal Political News

2 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Stalled U.S. 460 project could cost Virginia $500 million

Virginia could be on the hook for up to $500 million in costs and penalties in a worst-case scenario if a stalled 55-mile toll road project from Petersburg to Suffolk isn't built, state Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne told lawmakers Wednesday.

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3 hrs ago | Business Journal

VDOT proposes express lanes off Bi-County Parkway to Dulles Airport

Despite a study concluding that limited highway access is not the problem for flagging cargo shipments at Dulles International Airport , the Virginia Department of Transportation is proposing a new road as the solution.

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7 hrs ago | Patch.com

Mitt Romney Donates Cash For Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's Criminal Defense

Former Massachusetts governor and losing presidential candidate Mitt Romney has contributed $10,000 to help former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell fight criminal charges.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, Virginia

12 hrs ago | JD Supra

U.S. Tax Court Ruling in State Conservation Tax Credit Case Requires Income Recognition

Two individual Virginia resident taxpayers formed Route 231, LLC, a Virginia limited liability company , in May 2005.

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16 hrs ago | Cavalier Daily

The Cavalier Daily :: Tragedies pave the way to mental health legislation reform

The state of Virginia has reformed the legal procedures surrounding mental health care twice in the last several years; first, in the wake of the Virginia Tech Tragedy in 2007, and more recently, the stabbing of Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Charlottesville.

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16 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Mourning South Korea pulls team from Tattoo

Haksoo Lee, a warrant officer with the Republic of Korea's army band, takes a cellphone picture of a Norfolk International Tattoo festival banner at Scope Plaza in Norfolk on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Crucial Data: Gap between revenue, spending may grow

Within a few weeks, West Virginia officials should have an idea of whether the gap between state spending and budget revenue is going to persist - or even grow worse.

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The Washington Post

Va. Assembly, reconvening Wednesday, unlikely to solve Medicaid, budget issues soon

Virginia legislators return to the Capitol on Wednesday intending to wrap up some unfinished business but with no plans to tackle the budget and Medicaid stalemates that could ultimately shut down the state government.

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Loudoun Times

McAuliffe touts first 100 days in office

Gov. Terry McAuliffe celebrated his first 100 days in office Monday by highlighting his work to improve the state's economy and by renewing his call to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income residents.

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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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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, 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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The Washington Post

Starting next month, all D.C. licenses will need to be replaced. Yes, all of them.

There's no good way to break it to you, D.C. license holders. You're going to have to make a trip to the DMV, all 540,000 of you.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Medical News

Ohio inmates getting Medicaid; Va. hospitals pushing legislature

As prison inmates in Ohio gain their freedom, state officials are trying to get many of them enrolled in health coverage for low-income people.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Ohio, Ohio Government, Virginia, US Governors, John Kasich, Health

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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AmmoLand

Virginia Gun Owner Being Unfairly Prosecuted In NJ For Accidentally Bringing A Gun Into The State

He discovered the gun in his car and rather than leave it in there with valet parking, he took the unloaded revolver to his room and locked it in the room safe.

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TBD.com

Daybreak Daily: McAuliffe to assess first 100 days in office

'GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON': Among the reports Bizarre ATM theft in Forestville; Chris Brown trial to begin; The White House Easter egg roll; much more, beginning at 4:30 a.m. M-F.

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NBC12

McAuliffe touts first 100 day successes, no mention of shutdown scenario

On Day 101 of Gov. Terry McAuliffe at the helm, Virginia's 72nd governor gave the thumbs up to a sea of supporters, as a potential shutdown scenario in the Commonwealth looms.

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Southwest Times

Medicaid expansion would cover 25,000 Va. Veterans

As Virginia legislators continue to debate whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in the state's two-year budget, some Medicaid expansion supporters claim more than 25,000 Virginia veterans and their spouses could receive health care coverage if the General Assembly allows expansion.

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