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6 hrs ago | Martinsburg Journal

Gee brings optimism and ideas to WVU

At first glance, it might seem obvious that college and university presidents should make students their top priority.

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13 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

A day to remember

We welcome your opinion on public issues, in either of two ways. You can submit a letter to the editor for possible publication in the printed edition.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Explosion

17 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Dominion Power buys California solar, and Virginians ask, "Why not us?"

The news broke on April Fools' Day, making Virginians feel we were the victims of a bad joke: Dominion Power announced it had bought six California solar projects, for a total capacity of 139 megawatts .

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Related Topix: Virginia, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Connecticut, Connecticut Government, Indiana, Indiana Government

21 hrs ago | NBC29

I-64 Exit Ramp at Zion Crossroads to Close Monday Evening

The Virginia Department of Transportation will close the Interstate 64 westbound exit ramp at Zion Crossroads briefly Monday evening.

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Yesterday | NBC29

AG Herring Speaks to UVA Law Students about Time in Office Thus Far

It's been a busy first 100 days for Virginia's new Attorney General Mark Herring - and he says his fight to change the state's stance on gay marriage tops his list of accomplishments during that time.

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Yesterday | Magic City Morning Star

Update on Virginia General Assembly's commendation of 9/11 Mosque

As we informed you last month, the Virginia General Assembly shockingly passed a resolution commending the Falls Church Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center -- an organization that has a long history of ties to multiple known and convicted terrorists -- including the perpetrators of 9/11.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia jobless numbers in March show ups, downs

Virginia's jobless rate in March, adjusted for seasonal factors, was 5.0 percent, the Virginia Employment Commission reported.

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NBC29

Gov. McAuliffe Announces Launch of Data.Virginia

Governor McAuliffe today announced the launch of Data.Virginia, a new online portal that will provide easy access to Virginia's open data and keep Virginians informed of major initiatives that take advantage of big data.

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Salon

GOP's purple-state problem: How a Virginia Medicaid battle augurs huge risks for the party

Ordinarily I'd never recommend reading an editorial from the Washington Times, but earlier this week the largely unread ultraconservative newspaper gave the Virginia GOP an enthusiastic thumbs-up for obstructing the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare, and in doing so helped expose the moral bankruptcy that animates much of the opposition to the ... (more)

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

Skift

West Virginia Expands Tourism Campaign to Recover Image After Chemical Spill

It will help that West Virginia is pumping up its usual spring campaign, but it should also explicitly address potential visitors' concerns over whether or not the water is safe to drink on a trip to the state.

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ThinkProgress

Governor Will Automatically Restore Voting Rights For All Virginians With A Drug Record

The Virginia Constitution does not allow anyone with a felony conviction to vote unless their rights have been restored by the governor.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Prison, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Liberal Political News

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Memo says GOP competitive in 5 more Senate races

The National Republican Senatorial Committee, a group tasked with getting Republicans elected to the Senate, believes Republicans have expanded the 2014 playing field with five more contested races as the GOP seeks to retake control of the chamber.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia, Senator Al Franken, Senator Jeff Merkley

WCAV

Tug Boats to Try Moving Cargo Ship Grounded in Virginia

The Coast Guard says tug boats are set to try moving a 751-foot cargo ship that ran aground in the Chesapeake Bay.

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City Paper

Get Ready for the Inaugural Cannabis Awards Tonight

Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells will take home a Vanguard award tonight - surely a worthy consolation prize for a man who just lost the mayoral race and is out a D.C Council seat.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Intelligencer

W.Va. 88 Road Slips On Agenda for WVDOT

While more than 500 road slips and slides continue to plague the Northern Panhandle, the West Virginia Department of Transportation has applied for discretionary state funds to make repairs to a road slip affecting a small section of W.Va.

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The Hill

Rahall opponent in W.Va. calls him a 'lying politician just like Obama'

Rep. Nick Rahall and his opponent, West Virginia state Rep. Evan Jenkins are both going on the air for the first time, attacking the outside groups that have been spending heavily on the race.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Virginia

WRIC-TV Richmond

Hundreds of Fish Found Dead in Byrd Park Lake

Fountain Lake looks as pretty as it always does until you get to close to some of the edges and see several dead fish, which has disturbed many park goers.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia Port Authority's fired ex-chairman ready to reclaim post

From left: John Reinhart, CEO of the Virginia Port Authority with newly appointed members of the Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners John Milliken, G. Robert Aston Jr. , Gary McCollum, Alan Diamonstein and Val McWhorter on Thursday morning, April 17, 2014 at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Newport News, VA

The Washington Post

Va. Supreme Court rules for U-Va. in global warming FOIA case

File: Climate researcher Michael E. Mann, formerly of the University of Virginia and now based at Penn State University Unpublished research by university scientists is exempt from the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday, rejecting an attempt by skeptics of global warming to view the work of a prominent ... (more)

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Examiner.com

What makes Virginia so politically schizophrenic?

Senators Mark Warner and Tim Cain, both former Democratic governors of the Commonwealth of Virginia represent the people living in the 7th Congressional District where voters also elected Republican Eric Cantor as their representative to Congress.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Immigration Reform, Virginia, Dick Cheney

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