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3 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

McAuliffe sets goal: More contracts with women, minorities

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has set the most ambitious goal in the state's history for doing business with small firms and those owned by women and minorities.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Virginia

7 hrs ago | Freshnews

GENEDGE Announces New $2 MM Grant Funded Program to Support Virginia...

GENEDGE is proud to announce the formation of a new program initiative known as Virginia Domestic Markets Expansion Program .

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10 hrs ago | The Chronicle

Low teacher pay sets back N.C. education4 Comments

With teacher salaries among the lowest in the country, North Carolina is watching its teachers leave the state-or decide not to go into teaching in the first place.

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Related Topix: North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Pat McCrory, Virginia, North Carolina State University

Mon Sep 01, 2014

PaintSquare

U.S. Bridge, Highway Contracts Slump

State and local government awards for highway and bridge work have declined by nearly 14 percent in the first half of 2014, compared with the same period last year, a new analysis shows.

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Related Topix: West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Virginia

The Virginian-Pilot

Tides end season with 5-1 loss to Durham

David Freitas' third-inning home run Monday afternoon accounted for Norfolk's only run in the Tides' season-ending 5-1 loss to Durham at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

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WSET-TV Lynchburg

Parade In Buena Vista The Unofficial Start Of "Campaign Season"

On a small, wooden stage, Virginia Senator Mark Warner proclaimed ""Politics in Virginia starts in Labor Day on Buena Vista!" For 44 years, the Labor Day celebrations in the small town have served as the unofficial start to election season.

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

Washington Times

Post Labor Day traffic to plague commuters

More than 735,000 people from the D.C. region were expected to hit the roads this Labor Day weekend for the last of the summer travel season.

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Related Topix: Life, Labor Day, Holidays, Virginia

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Opting Out of Childhood Immunizations

As students head back to school, there's a long list of vaccinations kids are required to have but 8News Investigator Kerri O'Brien has learned some parents are choosing to opt out.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Kids, Family, Virginia

Patch.com

Cleanest Restaurants in Fairfax

Fairfax Health District officials recently inspected food preparation and storage in the Fairfax area.

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The Motley Fool

West Virginia Unprepared for Future Without Coal

This article was written by Oilprice.com , the leading provider of energy news in the world.

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Related Topix: West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Virginia

Patch.com

Cleanest Restaurants in Manassas Area

Prince William Health District officials recently inspected food preparation and storage in the area.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Soccer | Rutgers-Camden men blank Va. Wesleyan

Joe Auleta scored a goal in each half Saturday as Rutgers-Camden defeated Virginia Wesleyan 2-0 in a men's soccer match at Franklin & Marshall College.

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Related Topix: Rutgers University, Virginia

The Virginian-Pilot

Davis: A way forward on Medicaid

In 1995, faced with a broken welfare system, then-Gov. George Allen rolled out landmark reform legislation.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, George Allen, US Senate, Republican, Virginia, Health Insurance

Hampton Roads Daily Press

McDonnell trial: Jury instructions can affect the outcome | With Video & Photo Gallery

In a way, what Judge James Spencer is going to ask jurors in the trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell to do will be to read the minds of the former governor and first lady of Virginia.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Virginia, Northwestern University, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Virginia Commonwealth University

Fairfax Times

VDOT investigates problem with lane markings

Officials with the Virginia Department of Transportation said they are investigating what caused temporary lane markings to peel off the roadway earlier this week.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Washington Examiner

In Virginia, US Senate race unusually low key

As a swing state that holds off-year elections, Virginia is used to marquee campaigns: National groups poured millions of dollars into last year's heated matchup for governor between Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli, and presidential candidates give the state their full attention.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Republican, John Warner, Virginia, University of Mary Washington, Barack Obama

The Washington Post

McDonnell trial puts focus on unlimited gifts to Va. elected officials

Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell wanted the jury to know that the guy who got to sit beside him at a New York City dinner hadn't scored the privilege by bankrolling the first lady's $20,000 designer shopping spree earlier that day.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia doomed by mistakes against No. 7 UCLA

Virginia didn't have much trouble keeping No.7 UCLA and its Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback, Brett Hundley, out of the end zone Saturday afternoon.

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Martinsburg Journal

Common Sense: Capito jobs plan covers all the bases

Flashy federal initiatives are missing from the job-creation plan released Tuesday by U.S. Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., who wants to pursue her proposals through a seat in the U.S. Senate from West Virginia.

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Related Topix: West Virginia, Virginia, West Virginia Government, Small Business, Personal Finance, US News

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Raising bars to legitimate voters is election irregularity

Fairfax County election officials have asked local, state and federal authorities to investigate whether 17 people may have voted twice in the 2012 general election - once in the county, and again in Maryland.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

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