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Courier, Comet publisher to retire

Miles Forrest will retire Sept. 19 after a career spanning more than four decades at The Courier and Daily Comet , most of it as the two newspapers' publisher.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

NewsandSentinel.com

Future at Stake

West Virginians must know by now this is no longer the state in which most of us grew up. In addition to the qualities that make this the wild, wonderful state we love, another factor has crept into the fabric of Mountain State life.

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NBC29

Albemarle Town Hall Focuses on Route 29 Improvements

Improvements along Route 29 came up for discussion again in Albemarle County. Two Albemarle County supervisors held a town hall meeting Monday night focused specifically on a single project.

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Washington Times

Governor, lawmakers announce Virginia budget cuts

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.

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WTKR-TV Norfolk

Spending cuts on the way for the Commonwealth

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and state lawmakers have hammered out a plan that they hope will balance the state budget. The governor announced details on Monday.

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Loudoun Times

Virginians likely to pay more at the pump come January

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.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Report: Virginia tax growth rate falls to 3.68 percent

Virginia is among the states whose coffers depend most on a state income tax, and a recent report links a decline in the growth rate of state income tax revenue to the rising concentration of income for the richest households. A report by the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's shows a significant decline in annual average state tax revenue growth among the 10 most income tax-dependent states.

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Cavalier Daily

Virginia Attorney General addresses University community

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring visited the University Friday to discuss the role of the Attorney General's office with regard to same-sex marriage and campus safety across the commonwealth. Herring spent much of the event, which was hosted by the Women, Gender and Sexuality Program, discussing his changing of the state's position on Virginia's constitutional same-sex marriage ban.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily Kos

2014 is Definitely Not Like 2010, but it Could be Like 2002

Up front I want to warn readers that I'm going to talk about the new campaign against ISIL/ISIS/IS in purely political terms. I am not trying to minimize the human impact of our military actions, but - honestly - this is going to have an impact on how people vote.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia, Senator Mark Udall, Susan Collins, Republican

Washington Examiner

Va. gov: Agreement on budget cuts reached

McAuliffe appeared Saturday at the annual meeting of the Virginia Governmental Employees Association. Afterward, he told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the agreement will protect priorities such as funding for education and health care initiatives.

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Northern Virginia Daily

Report: Scale back bridge project

The Virginia Department of Transportation proposes to replace the current low-water bridge over the North Fork of the Shenandoah River on Morgan Ford Road with a two-lane span. VDOT has designed a new bridge 8 feet higher than the current crossing.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Rest in peace, Chef Bobby Huber

Lorraine Eaton is The Virginian-Pilot's award-winning Staff Epicure, who roams Tidewater writing about the foodways and cocktail scene. She is the author of "Tidewater Table," a local bestseller featuring coastal Virginia cooks and recipes In 2014, she co-authored the "Food Lover's Guide to Virginia," a culinary chapbook of the state's best eats.

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Fredericksburg.com

Another chance at Medicaid expansion

Pennsylvania has reached agreement with the federal government on a plan to expand that state's Medicaid program to provide needed health coverage for half a million uninsured people. In reaching this agreement, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett joins Republican governors in Arizona, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota and Ohio.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

It's in Virginia's budget: $418,282 for Public health toxicology

Epidemiology itself is simply the study of the distribution of diseases. If there's an cluster of illnesses, what caused them? Was it environmental? That's where the division's public health toxicology program comes in.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Hokies get 2016 QB commitment from Logan Byrd

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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The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia upsets Louisville, ends ACC losing skid

Virginia's defense dominated much of the day, and its offense did just enough Saturday to propel the Cavaliers to a 23-21 upset win over No.21 Louisville at Scott Stadium. The defense allowed an opening touchdown drive of 75 yards but kept Louisville quiet until early in the fourth quarter, when the Cardinals scored twice to take a 21-20 lead.

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The Inter-Mountain

War on Coal' a misleading phras...

I would like to register a formal complaint to the editors of this paper and others, including Gov. Tomblin and Shelley Moore Capito who complain about the "War on Coal."

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NBC29

Gov. McAuliffe Announces Council on Childhood Success Members

On August 11, Governor McAuliffe signed Executive Order 22, establishing the Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success. The Council will work to ensure that basic health, education, and childcare needs are being met for our youngest Virginians, ages 0-8.

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NBC12

Politifact Virginia: Obenshain on voter ID standards

Voter ID laws have been hotly debated across the country and right here in Virginia, where the General Assembly beefed up the requirements for what you need to produce when you come to vote. Leading the charge is former State Senator Mark Obenshain.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Examiner.com

Quarter million Virginians to lose health insurance by years-end

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported on Thursday that at least 250,000 Virginians will be receiving notices by the end of November that they may lose their health insurance plans by the end of the year. The cancellations are because existing plans are not in compliance with the Affordable Care Act and additional state laws.

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