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4 hrs ago | Queerty

Homophobic Ex-VA Gov. Bob McDonnell Now Living With Priest Who Pled...

When he was governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell proudly embraced his inner homophobe.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

McDonnell's testimony shifts back to wife, family

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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NBC29

Albemarle BOS Passes Rt. 29 Resolution to Send to VDOT

Albemarle County supervisors have passed a resolution to send to the Virginia Department of Transportation regarding the Route 29 solutions project.

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Virginia Farm Bureau

Federation AgPAC endorses Dance in special election for state Senate seat

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC has announced its endorsement of Del. Rosalyn R. Dance, D-Petersburg, in the special election for the Virginia Senate's 16th District seat.

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The Washington Post

Lobbyist spending in Va. dips slightly after McDonnells charged in gift scandal

Lobbyists spent 10 percent less wining and dining Virginia lawmakers during this year's session compared to the previous year, but it's unclear if the slight dip is a result of the scandal over gifts received by former governor Robert F. McDonnell and his family.

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Business Journal

How VDOT's latest mega project, I-395 at Seminary Road, will affect your commute

The mega road projects consuming Interstates 95 and 395 do not end at Edsall Road.

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Weirton Daily Times

DOC sees a drop in inmate population

West Virginia's Justice Reinvestment Act already is showing positive results in reducing the number of inmates at Department of Corrections facilities, an official said Monday.

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Virginia Business

Conservation plan implemented for Virginia farmers

Virginia has launched a new conservation plan for the state's farmers, designed to increase voluntary soil and water conservation farming techniques while improving health of the Chesapeake Bay.

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The Inter-Mountain

Manchin offers town hall talk

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., encouraged conversation on healthcare, energy, foreign policy and other topics Monday during a "Coffee and Common Sense" town hall meeting at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Virginia, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Virginia Wesleyan College

Mon Aug 25, 2014

CBS Local

Lane Striping Problem Causes Confusion on I-66

The Virginia Department of Transportation says temporary lane striping that crews put down over the weekend peeled up and moved.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Army: Soldier shot, killed herself at Fort Lee

Army Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons speaks during a news conference at Fort Lee on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Lee, Violent Crime, US Navy, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia, Virginia

KMIZ

Mishap leads to squiggly lines on highway

Temporary striping tape installed on Interstate 66 peeled off on Monday, creating spaghetti-shaped dividers that caused lengthy delays for those on their morning commute, according to CNN affiliate WUSA.

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WVEC-TV Norfolk

Lane striping gives Virginia drivers a headache

On Monday morning, the Sky 9 chopper flew over Interstate 66 where lane stripes are coming up and creating a mess on the roadway.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Active shooter reported at Fort Lee in Virginia

Officials say the base has been put on lockdown and personnel there have been told to enact active shooter protocols.

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Environmental Leader

Michigan Landfill to Take Radioactive Fracking Waste

A landfill in eastern Michigan was ready to accept up to 36 tons of low-level radioactive fracking waste last week that had already been rejected from two other states , according to the Detroit News.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Examiner.com

Republicans take over Virginia Senate after winning special election

A special election in the state of Virginia's 38th District Senate race on Tuesday gave control of the Virginia Senate to Republicans.

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Washington Times

DVD, book examine history of W.Va. covered bridges

Terry Lively, the president of Vandalia Productions LLC, wants people to understand the importance of covered bridges in the state.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Up In Smoke: No easy answers for W.Va. smoking problem

Smoking rates in West Virginia are appalling. Though adult smoking rates in surrounding states have declined significantly over the past two decades, rates in the Mountain State have remained the same.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Despite legal delay, LGBT community shows pride

Brian Imes, left, and John Barker from Hampton pose for a photo Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Town Point Park in Norfolk during the Hampton Roads PrideFest.The festival brings together the LGBT community and its allies to socialize, support one another, share ideas and organize.

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The Miami Herald

McDonnell's betrayal of his wife is anything but moral

The former governor of Virginia seems to have forgotten he is on trial for public corruption and is busy ticking off the slights, arguments, miscommunications, huffs and petty scorekeeping of his marriage before the Richmond jury and the ever-patient Judge Spencer as though they were all there to witness his couples counseling sessions.

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