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7 min ago | The Daily Caller

Virginia Creates Sexual Assault Task Force

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has ordered the formation of a brand new task force in the state focused on the issue of college sexual assault.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia, Barack Obama, University of Virginia, College of William and Mary

1 hr ago | NBC29

Route 674 in Western Albemarle to Close for Repairs

The Virginia Department of Transportation will close Route 674 in western Albemarle County Aug. 25-28, including overnight, for slope repairs on the roadway shoulders.

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5 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Dead whale likely struck by ship, necropsy shows

The large whale that swam around in the Elizabeth River for a week before dying on Thursday had a blunt force trauma injury consistent with a ship strike, a necropsy performed today showed.

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9 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for Aug. 22

Virginia Republican candidate for Senate Ed Gillespie will embark on a statewide bus tour that'll run through all of next week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas

13 hrs ago | Cavalier Daily

The more you know

The Board of Visitors' first draft of its Statement of Expectations was met with ire from the public.

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17 hrs ago | Slate

Can Anyone Remember Which President Ed Gillespie Worked For?

Ed Gillespie, who currently trails by 19 points in his somewhat hubristic bid against Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, is out with his first campaign ad.

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Related Topix: Virginia, US Politics, US News

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Marmot's Hole

The WaPo believes Virginia Congressional candidates are pandering to Korean voters

Interestingly, the Washington Post's editorial board has emphatically come out against Congressional candidates Barbara Comstock and John Foust stated desire to introduce legislation to co-teach the "East Sea" along side the "Sea of Japan" in text books.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Korean-American, Asian-American

CBS Local

West Virginia University's New President Plans To Move WVU Ahead

After two stints as president of Ohio State University, and president of Vanderbilt University, Brown University, and the University of Colorado, he is now back for his second stint as the top man at West Virginia University in Morgantown.

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Related Topix: Virginia, West Virginia University, Ohio State University, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Sports

ARLnow.com

The Right Note: Heading to Richmond

The Right Note is a weekly opinion column. The views and opinions expressed in the column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ARLnow.com.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, 9, Virginia

AmmoLand

Ben Chafin WINS, Anti-Gun Democrat Leadership LOSES the Virginia State Senate

Chafin's election gives Republicans in the Virginia Senate a narrow one seat majority over Democrats, TAKING CONTROL OF THE SENATE FROM VIRULENT ANTI-GUN POLITICIANS DICK SASLAW AND DONALD McEACHIN, WHILE RENDERING ANTI-GUN LT.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Paige: Redistricting reform should start now

There were no surprises in Tuesday's special elections. Voters in each of the three districts performed as expected.

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Related Topix: US News, Virginia, Mitt Romney, US Politics

The Virginian-Pilot

Consultant was "very fond" of first lady

What's happening in politics and lawmaking in Richmond, Hampton Roads and around Virginia? Our reporters share tips, tidbits and stories here.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University

Wed Aug 20, 2014

NBC29

Plans Roll Forward for Route 29 Improvements

Plans are developing for upcoming improvement projects on Route 29, and some people in Albemarle County are worrying about their livelihood.

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WUSA-TV Washington

CSX tunnel expansion decision delayed for hearing

CSX tunnel expansion decision delayed for hearing A decision on changes to a CSX tunnel in the D.C. area has been delayed.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat, Virginia, Washington DC

WTVR Richmond

Liberians & Virginians in action against Ebola

Virginia In Action For Liberia Against Ebola, is a campaign organized by Diaspora Liberians and friends in Virginia to provide support and resources needed to control the spread of the Ebola virus in Liberia.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

USA Today

Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia

The Supreme Court blocked gay and lesbian couples from marrying in Virginia beginning Thursday as it edges closer to deciding whether same-sex marriage should be legalized nationwide.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Virginia, USA Today, Publishing, Media, US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Central Ohio

Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia

The Supreme Court blocked gay and lesbian couples from marrying in Virginia Wednesday as it edges closer to deciding whether same-sex marriage should be legalized nationwide.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Virginia, US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Daily Press & Argus

Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia

The four original plaintiffs challenging Virginia's same-sex marriage ban are Tony London, Tim Bostic, Mary Townley and Carol Schall.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

The Virginian-Pilot

The hottest ticket in town . . .

Lorraine Eaton is The Virginian-Pilot's award-winning Staff Epicure, who roams Tidewater writing about the foodways and cocktail scene.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Speeding on Route 17 ongoing problem, VDOT says | With Video

It's been a year since construction started to widen Route 17, better known as George Washington Memorial Highway, and travelers may have noticed some changes recently.

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