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17 min ago | 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

The Virginian-Pilot

Va. senators urge reform to "repair" state's rep

As the federal corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, moved toward closing arguments, Virginia's two U.S. senators urged state lawmakers to move quickly to tighten the commonwealth's ethics laws.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Senator Tim Kaine, Tim Kaine, Virginia

WRIC-TV Richmond

Bright New Sign Could Greet Carytown Visitors

As Carytown continues to grow into a small business center and go-to destination for both residents and out-of-towners, a new idea is being proposed to further enhance the visual appeal of the area.

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WMDT

VDOT Seeks To Smooth Labor Day Weekend Travels

The Virginia Department of Transportation is smoothing the way for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Broken plastic DVD case may have killed whale

The small piece of plastic that likely contributed to the death of the whale in the Elizabeth River last week was part of a DVD case, a spokeswoman for the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center said.

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CBS Local

U.S. Senate Nominees in W.Va., Va. Bet on High School Football Game

Republican nominees for U.S. Senate from Virginia and West Virginia have made a friendly wager on the outcome of a high school football game between schools from their states.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Virginia, West Virginia, West Virginia Government

The Virginian-Pilot

Chesapeake's Symphony Under the Stars

Sunday's Symphony Under the Stars concert will be Virginia Symphony Orchestra conductor Benjamin Rous's fourth outdoor Chesapeake concert.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Virginia

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Examiner.com

Medicaid expansion on life support in Virginia

The Republican Governors Association released an ad Monday criticizing South Carolina Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen for supporting Obamacare's Medicaid expansion -- even though several of the association's members adopted the... Plans to expand Medicaid in Virginia may not be dead on arrival at the General Assembly, but they're ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid, Virginia, US News

National Review Online

Will Holder Ignore Double Voting in Virginia?

The latest discovery of illegal double voting in Virginia and Maryland will give Attorney General Eric Holder yet another opportunity to ignore voter fraud, which he has continually dismissed as an inconsequential problem.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Fairfax County, VA

FindLaw

Rideshare Services Uber and Lyft Now Legal in Many Cities, States

Following a vote by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission in favor of the idea last week, Pittsburgh became the latest of an increasing number of cities to share in the convenience, and controversy, of ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Virginia

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Va. couple's Medicaid fraud trial begins

W. Wayne Perry Jr. and his wife, Angela Perry, are charged with health care fraud, aggravated identity theft and several other counts.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Virginia

Virginia Business

Come on, come on down, sweet Virginia

September is a favorite month. With cooling weather and the beginnings of fall colors, memories wander back to college days, thoughts of returning to school and reuniting with friends after three months on a summer job, a chance to do what we did best in the 1970s - party down! Fall weekends meant keg parties in dorm basements.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Frank Wolf, US Politics, US Senate, George Allen, Virginia, The Rolling Stones, Pop/Rock, Law, Healthcare Law, US Governors, Bob McDonnell, Opinion

The Virginian-Pilot

Everything's great on the grates

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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Related Topix: Virginia, Recipes, Life, Food, Vegetables, Dessert, Ice Cream

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Governor McAuliffe talks to WAVY about gifts while in office

As the public corruption trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell moves forward, only 10 On Your Side spoke with Governor Terry McAuliffe about conflicts of interest and gifts received while in office.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Politics, Senator Tim Kaine, US News, US Senate, Virginia

WJLA-TV Arlington

Marijuana legalization in Virginia? Gov. McAuliffe won't push for it...

Would Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who appeared Wednesday on the WTOP radio show "Ask the Governor," push for the legalization of marijuana and "help your people?" "Well," McAuliffe said to the two hosts, "Frank needs to talk to his state senator or delegate," adding that No.

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Fairfax Times

Step up the fight against carbon pollution

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held public hearings in Washington, D.C., on the agency's proposed Clean Power Plan, a set of standards that would regulate and reduce carbon pollution from existing, mostly coal-fired, power plants.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Global Warming, Virginia, Opinion

TBD.com

AAA says Labor Day travel in Virginia will increase this year, reach post-recession high

AAA Mid-Atlantic says that the number of people taking a trip at least 50 miles away from home is anticipated to increase slightly this year.

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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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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Virginia, Wedding

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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Related Topix: Virginia, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

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