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3 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Davis: Congress: Act on immigration

Here's a riddle for you. What do Rand Paul, Grover Norquist, Michael Bloomberg, Rupert Murdoch and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter have in common? These prominent Americans from both sides of the political aisle all want Washington to do something about the immigration crisis.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Time to study fracking

We welcome your opinion on public issues, in either of two ways. You can submit a letter to the editor for possible publication in the printed edition.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Golf | Coughlin falls in Women's State Am final

Chesterfield's Lyberty Anderson defeated Chesapeake's Lauren Coughlin 4 and 3 on Friday at Hidden Valley Country Club to capture her first VSGA Women's Amateur Championship.

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NBC29

Keswick Community Members Push VDOT for Additional Access Road

The Albemarle Board of Supervisors just approved the construction of hundreds of mixed-use homes in Keswick - but not everyone is happy.

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The Washington Post

Injured red-shouldered hawk gets a happy ending

Mark Stein was walking his dog Mocha along a path close to the Potomac River the evening of April 3 when he came across a bird with dark brown and red feathers and a long black and white banded tail.

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Fairfax Times

Virginia receives extension of No Child Left Behind waiver

Virginia public schools earned another year of exemption from some requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law, the U.S. Education Department announced July 3. The law, enacted in 2002, focuses on reforming education by increasing accountability for schools and teachers and measuring student progress based on standardized tests.

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WTOV9

Dangerous road concern for neighbors

Kevin Graham who lives in the neighborhood that connects to the road said it's been in bad condition for years and now it's getting worse.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Hokies officially add Cantor to football support staff

Andy Bitter is the Virginia Tech football beat writer for the Roanoke Times. Andy began covering the Hokies in October 2011 after spending three years covering Auburn for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.

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Wall Street Journal

A Republican Victory on the Front Lines of ObamaCare

The biggest ObamaCare fight in the country is ruffling the politics of Virginia.

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Patch.com

Federal Funds for Virginia Bridges could Dry Up in 90 Days

If Congress fails to replenish the Highway Trust Fund before it becomes insolvent on Aug. 1, Virginia's federal funding for road and bridge projects could dry up in as little as 90 days.

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ThinkProgress

Six Months After Massive West Virginia Chemical Spill, Residents Still Wary Of Water

Six months ago 300,000 West Virginians were shocked to learn a chemical used in the coal production process, crude MCHM, had leaked into the Elk River and contaminated their water supply.

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Washington Examiner

Va. preservation officials seek public's view

The department is asking Virginians to complete an online survey. It wants residents to identify major issues facing their communities as they use and preserve historic resources.

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Reuters

Virginia revenues fall short of expectations, previous year

Virginia's revenues fell in the fiscal year that ended on June 30, missing expectations and creating a $438.5 million shortfall, the governor's office said on Thursday.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Fleet Owner Magazine

Big barriers for boosting road work safety

Road work is often a dangerous business for highway contractors, motorists and truck drivers alike an issue chronicled in stories constructed by the Virginia Department of Transportation offers a particularly grim reminder of just how deadly highway work zones can be is one organization that's a big believer in this device and is in the process of ... (more)

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The Washington Post

Virginia ends fiscal year with $439 million less in revenue than expected

Virginia finished its fiscal year with $439 million less in revenue than expected, marking the first time that the state's collections have dropped outside of a national downturn.

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NBC29

PLACE Design Task Force Discusses Best Buy Ramp Project

The Best Buy ramp project along Route 29 is facing some challenges - but Charlottesville's PLACE Design Task Force spent Thursday considering some solutions.

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Business Journal

The I-95 Express Lanes are coming soon, and here's what you need to know

While all eyes are focused on the Silver Line's imminent July 26 opening, there's another major transportation project that's nearing completion in Northern Virginia and it will have an equally huge impact on your daily commute.

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NBC29

Rio, Rt. 29 Surveyed to Assess Planned Changes

Virginia Department of Transportation surveyors were out Wednesday on Rio Road and Route 29 assessing changes approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board in June.

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Roll Call

West Virginia Newcomer Battles Carpetbagger Label

At the local Fourth of July parade, Alex Mooney proudly showed off his West Virginia concealed gun permit.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Uber, Lyft apply for broker's licenses in Virginia | TidewaterBiz

After receiving fines and cease-and-desist orders from the state earlier this year, self-described ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft are making attempts to follow Virginia law.

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