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3 hrs ago | Cavalier Daily

The Cavalier Daily :: Tragedies pave the way to mental health legislation reform

The state of Virginia has reformed the legal procedures surrounding mental health care twice in the last several years; first, in the wake of the Virginia Tech Tragedy in 2007, and more recently, the stabbing of Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Charlottesville.

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3 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Mourning South Korea pulls team from Tattoo

Haksoo Lee, a warrant officer with the Republic of Korea's army band, takes a cellphone picture of a Norfolk International Tattoo festival banner at Scope Plaza in Norfolk on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Crucial Data: Gap between revenue, spending may grow

Within a few weeks, West Virginia officials should have an idea of whether the gap between state spending and budget revenue is going to persist - or even grow worse.

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The Washington Post

Va. Assembly, reconvening Wednesday, unlikely to solve Medicaid, budget issues soon

Virginia legislators return to the Capitol on Wednesday intending to wrap up some unfinished business but with no plans to tackle the budget and Medicaid stalemates that could ultimately shut down the state government.

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Loudoun Times

McAuliffe touts first 100 days in office

Gov. Terry McAuliffe celebrated his first 100 days in office Monday by highlighting his work to improve the state's economy and by renewing his call to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income residents.

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Insurance Journal West

West Virginia Seeks Input on Chemical Tank Safety Rules

West Virginia regulators are asking stakeholders for input as they begin developing rules to implement a new chemical storage tank safety law.

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EDGE

(Don't) Eat, Pray, Hate: Christian Organization Plans 40 Day Fast Against Marriage

CitizenLink, the public policy partner of SPLC designated anti-gay hate group Focus on the Family announced it's partnership with the Family Foundation of Virginia and other anti-gay gay religious organizations around America in an marathon protest against marriage equality that will include 40 days of prayer and fasting.

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AmmoLand

Virginia Citizens Defense League Shoot At Roanoke Rifle & Revolver Club

Roanoke Rifle and Revolver Club will again host the annual RRRC/VCDL Defensive Pistol Shoot on Saturday, May 10, 2014.

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The Washington Post

Starting next month, all D.C. licenses will need to be replaced. Yes, all of them.

There's no good way to break it to you, D.C. license holders. You're going to have to make a trip to the DMV, all 540,000 of you.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Medical News

Ohio inmates getting Medicaid; Va. hospitals pushing legislature

As prison inmates in Ohio gain their freedom, state officials are trying to get many of them enrolled in health coverage for low-income people.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Ohio, Ohio Government, Virginia, US Governors, John Kasich, Health

Business Journal

Thanks Heartbleed: Virginians need new HealthCare.gov password

Tens of thousands of Virginia residents will have to get a new HealthCare.gov password, a precaution being taken to protect against any potential impact of the Heartbleed bug, officials said.

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AmmoLand

Virginia Gun Owner Being Unfairly Prosecuted In NJ For Accidentally Bringing A Gun Into The State

He discovered the gun in his car and rather than leave it in there with valet parking, he took the unloaded revolver to his room and locked it in the room safe.

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TBD.com

Daybreak Daily: McAuliffe to assess first 100 days in office

'GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON': Among the reports Bizarre ATM theft in Forestville; Chris Brown trial to begin; The White House Easter egg roll; much more, beginning at 4:30 a.m. M-F.

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NBC12

McAuliffe touts first 100 day successes, no mention of shutdown scenario

On Day 101 of Gov. Terry McAuliffe at the helm, Virginia's 72nd governor gave the thumbs up to a sea of supporters, as a potential shutdown scenario in the Commonwealth looms.

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Southwest Times

Medicaid expansion would cover 25,000 Va. Veterans

As Virginia legislators continue to debate whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in the state's two-year budget, some Medicaid expansion supporters claim more than 25,000 Virginia veterans and their spouses could receive health care coverage if the General Assembly allows expansion.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Chesapeake Bay needs the EPA

Attorney General Mark Herring's brief supporting Chesapeake Bay cleanup represents the kind of common sense Virginians hope to see from the state's lawyer.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Virginia, Medicine, Nutrition, US News, Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

Why can't rifles, carbines be returned?

What do the liberal, progressive politicians like [former New York City mayor Michael] Bloomberg, President Obama, Gov. McAuliffe and our two Virginia senators, Warner and Kaine, not understand about the U.S. constitutional right in the Second Amendment for Virginians and all U.S. citizens President Obama, by presidential order, stopped about ... (more)

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WSET-TV Lynchburg

VDOT to study proposed new Hampton Roads office

The Virginia Department of Transportation is soliciting ideas from the private sector for a proposed new district office in Hampton Roads.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

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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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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