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1 hr ago | Washington Times

Post Labor Day traffic to plague commuters

More than 735,000 people from the D.C. region were expected to hit the roads this Labor Day weekend for the last of the summer travel season.

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Related Topix: Life, Labor Day, Holidays, Virginia

1 hr ago | WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Opting Out of Childhood Immunizations

As students head back to school, there's a long list of vaccinations kids are required to have but 8News Investigator Kerri O'Brien has learned some parents are choosing to opt out.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Kids, Family, Virginia

5 hrs ago | Patch.com

Cleanest Restaurants in Fairfax

Fairfax Health District officials recently inspected food preparation and storage in the Fairfax area.

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5 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

West Virginia Unprepared for Future Without Coal

This article was written by Oilprice.com , the leading provider of energy news in the world.

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Related Topix: West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Virginia

5 hrs ago | Patch.com

Cleanest Restaurants in Manassas Area

Prince William Health District officials recently inspected food preparation and storage in the area.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Soccer | Rutgers-Camden men blank Va. Wesleyan

Joe Auleta scored a goal in each half Saturday as Rutgers-Camden defeated Virginia Wesleyan 2-0 in a men's soccer match at Franklin & Marshall College.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Davis: A way forward on Medicaid

In 1995, faced with a broken welfare system, then-Gov. George Allen rolled out landmark reform legislation.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, George Allen, US Senate, Republican, Virginia, Health Insurance

Hampton Roads Daily Press

McDonnell trial: Jury instructions can affect the outcome | With Video & Photo Gallery

In a way, what Judge James Spencer is going to ask jurors in the trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell to do will be to read the minds of the former governor and first lady of Virginia.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Virginia, Northwestern University, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Virginia Commonwealth University

Fairfax Times

VDOT investigates problem with lane markings

Officials with the Virginia Department of Transportation said they are investigating what caused temporary lane markings to peel off the roadway earlier this week.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Washington Examiner

In Virginia, US Senate race unusually low key

As a swing state that holds off-year elections, Virginia is used to marquee campaigns: National groups poured millions of dollars into last year's heated matchup for governor between Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli, and presidential candidates give the state their full attention.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Republican, John Warner, Virginia, University of Mary Washington, Barack Obama

The Washington Post

McDonnell trial puts focus on unlimited gifts to Va. elected officials

Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell wanted the jury to know that the guy who got to sit beside him at a New York City dinner hadn't scored the privilege by bankrolling the first lady's $20,000 designer shopping spree earlier that day.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia doomed by mistakes against No. 7 UCLA

Virginia didn't have much trouble keeping No.7 UCLA and its Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback, Brett Hundley, out of the end zone Saturday afternoon.

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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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