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54 min ago | NBC12

No construction yet: who's responsible for spending $300 million on hurricane evacuation route?

It's a nightmare scenario: nearly a million people are forced to evacuate from the coast, as a hurricane takes aim at Virginia.

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2 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

Lynchburg Housing Officials Plead With Landlords To Accept Virginian Tenants

If the 40 tenants that need a place to live are still looking, they'll be looking while out on the street.

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6 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

Tuition costs in Virginia climb after budget impasse

Tuition jumped by 5.2 percent on average at public four-year colleges and universities and by 4.6 percent at community colleges, according to data released Wednesday by the State Council on Higher Education for Virginia.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Christopher Newport University, College of William and Mary

10 hrs ago | AmmoLand

Petition to Remove Gun Sound Suppressors / Hearing Protectors As NFA Regulated Items

With noise complaints about people legally shooting in their backyards or legally hunting, suppressors would make a big difference and should be readily available, like any other firearm accouterments.

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Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, Virginia

14 hrs ago | WCAV

DMV's Mobile Service Centers Traveling Across Va.

Officials say the five "DMV 2 Go" service centers are making stops around the state in August.

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18 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

DMV's mobile service centers traveling across Va.

Officials say the five "DMV 2 Go" service centers are making stops around the state in August.

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22 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Virginia U.S. Senate candidates react to Fourth Circuit gay marriage ruling

Two of the three candidates for the U.S. Senate from Virginia released official statements in reaction to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Bostic v.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Wedding, US News, Gay/Lesbian, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Pentagon: F-22 whistleblower inquiry to wrap up in August

More than two years after a Hampton-based F-22 pilot's career stalled when he and a colleague spoke out about life-threatening problems with the Air Force's newest fighter jet, Pentagon investigators say they'll complete their investigation of his treatment in August.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, US News, Langley Air Force Base, US National Guard, Virginia

The Virginian-Pilot

Wegmans adding four grocery stores in Virginia

Wegmans Food Markets says it plans to add 10 stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions over the next year or two.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government

The Virginian-Pilot

Former governor's wife had "crush" on CEO, attorney says

Maureen McDonnell, center, wife of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, walks into U.S. District Court in Richmond on Monday, July 28, 2014, for the start of her and her husband's corruption trial.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Virginia, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Wedding

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Virginia's Popular Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Returns Friday

It's time to make your shopping list because Virginia's popular sales tax holiday for clothing, footwear, and school and office supplies begins Friday.

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Caution urged to drivers during tunnel repairs

Traffic was flowing smoothly Monday through East River Mountain Tunnel despite a recent tractor-trailer fire that closed part of Interstate 77 on July 25, but travelers can expect delays and lane changes while repairs continue.

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Medical News

Health law playing key role in Virginia politics

The Richmond Times-Dispatch : Warner-Gillespie Debate Offers Look At The Politics Of Health Care When Sen. Mark R. Warner faces his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie in their first debate today at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia, the two are likely to clash over the Democrat's support for the Affordable Care Act, which Gillespie wants to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia, Health

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

On Virginia's political ethics, the verdict, sadly, is already in

The federal corruption trial that began Monday in Richmond against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, will lay bare the couple's unseemly quest for money while in office.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Virginia

McClatchy

Federal decision in Virginia clears way for gay marriage in NC, official says

A three-judge panel on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes North Carolina, declared that Virginia's prohibition on same-sex marriage was an unconstitutional limit on the right to marry.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, North Carolina Government, Virginia, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Washington Examiner

Warner: Export-Import Bank supports Va. port jobs

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner says the U.S. Export-Import Bank helps support thousands of jobs in Virginia and needs to be reauthorized.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Virginia politics: Sen. Warner urges renewal of Ex-Im Bank | With Video

A few years ago, the Export-Import Bank was one of the things most Democrats and Republicans agreed upon and the fact that it's now at risk is a sign of how badly partisan Washington has become, Sen. Mark Warner said Monday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, John Warner, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia

Advocate

Federal Judges Rule Virginia Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

A panel of federal appeals judges struck down Virginia's marriage ban on Monday, adding this case to two others regarding marriage equality that could soon be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Virginia, US News, US Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Richmond, VA

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Virginia inching towards legalizing same-sex marriage

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, the latest in a string of decisions overturning bans across the country.

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Related Topix: Virginia, US Politics, Senator Tim Kaine, US News, US Senate, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gay/Lesbian, Richmond, VA

USA Today

Democrat turns out White House lights in campaign ad

Democrat Natalie Tennant is turning out the lights at the White House to show she's no fan of President Obama's policies on coal.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Senator Jay Rockefeller, West Virginia, Virginia, West Virginia Government

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