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1 hr ago | Fairfax Times

Virginia receives extension of No Child Left Behind waiver

Virginia public schools earned another year of exemption from some requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law, the U.S. Education Department announced July 3. The law, enacted in 2002, focuses on reforming education by increasing accountability for schools and teachers and measuring student progress based on standardized tests.

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5 hrs ago | WTOV9

Dangerous road concern for neighbors

Kevin Graham who lives in the neighborhood that connects to the road said it's been in bad condition for years and now it's getting worse.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Hokies officially add Cantor to football support staff

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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Wall Street Journal

A Republican Victory on the Front Lines of ObamaCare

The biggest ObamaCare fight in the country is ruffling the politics of Virginia.

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Patch.com

Federal Funds for Virginia Bridges could Dry Up in 90 Days

If Congress fails to replenish the Highway Trust Fund before it becomes insolvent on Aug. 1, Virginia's federal funding for road and bridge projects could dry up in as little as 90 days.

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ThinkProgress

Six Months After Massive West Virginia Chemical Spill, Residents Still Wary Of Water

Six months ago 300,000 West Virginians were shocked to learn a chemical used in the coal production process, crude MCHM, had leaked into the Elk River and contaminated their water supply.

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Washington Examiner

Va. preservation officials seek public's view

The department is asking Virginians to complete an online survey. It wants residents to identify major issues facing their communities as they use and preserve historic resources.

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Reuters

Virginia revenues fall short of expectations, previous year

Virginia's revenues fell in the fiscal year that ended on June 30, missing expectations and creating a $438.5 million shortfall, the governor's office said on Thursday.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Fleet Owner Magazine

Big barriers for boosting road work safety

Road work is often a dangerous business for highway contractors, motorists and truck drivers alike an issue chronicled in stories constructed by the Virginia Department of Transportation offers a particularly grim reminder of just how deadly highway work zones can be is one organization that's a big believer in this device and is in the process of ... (more)

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The Washington Post

Virginia ends fiscal year with $439 million less in revenue than expected

Virginia finished its fiscal year with $439 million less in revenue than expected, marking the first time that the state's collections have dropped outside of a national downturn.

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NBC29

PLACE Design Task Force Discusses Best Buy Ramp Project

The Best Buy ramp project along Route 29 is facing some challenges - but Charlottesville's PLACE Design Task Force spent Thursday considering some solutions.

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Business Journal

The I-95 Express Lanes are coming soon, and here's what you need to know

While all eyes are focused on the Silver Line's imminent July 26 opening, there's another major transportation project that's nearing completion in Northern Virginia and it will have an equally huge impact on your daily commute.

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NBC29

Rio, Rt. 29 Surveyed to Assess Planned Changes

Virginia Department of Transportation surveyors were out Wednesday on Rio Road and Route 29 assessing changes approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board in June.

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Roll Call

West Virginia Newcomer Battles Carpetbagger Label

At the local Fourth of July parade, Alex Mooney proudly showed off his West Virginia concealed gun permit.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Uber, Lyft apply for broker's licenses in Virginia | TidewaterBiz

After receiving fines and cease-and-desist orders from the state earlier this year, self-described ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft are making attempts to follow Virginia law.

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NBC12

New traffic pattern for Route 54 bridge work in Ashland

Beginning Thursday, July 10, drivers will see a new traffic pattern on Route 54 over Interstate 95 in Ashland for a bridge replacement project.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

NBC29

Toscano Calls on Tobacco Commission to Address Senator's Resignation

Charlottesville Delegate David Toscano is putting the heat on the Virginia Tobacco Commission following the sudden resignation of Democratic Virginia Senator Phil Puckett last month.

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WMDT

Republicans Announce Special Session On Medicaid

Virginia Republican legislative leaders are scheduling a special session in September to debate whether to expand Medicaid eligibility, something GOP lawmakers have already made clear they oppose.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Tractor-trailer hits I-64 overpass on Military Highway

The incident was reported at 11:38 a.m. after the truck hit the bottom of the overpass, according to Sgt.

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NBC12

E-ZPass users warned of email phishing scam

The email appears to come from "E-ZPass Info" with the subject line, "In arrears for driving on toll road."

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