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1 hr ago | 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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5 hrs ago | 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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8 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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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16 hrs ago | 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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20 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, US Senate, West Virginia, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Virginia, West Virginia Government, Roscoe Bartlett

21 hrs ago | 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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23 hrs ago | 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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WBOC-TV Salisbury

More Va. Vets Eligible for Driving Program

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles says more veterans are now eligible for the state's Troops to Trucks program.

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Washington Examiner

Va. prison health provider change could delay suit

A lawsuit alleging deficient medical services at a Virginia women's prison could be delayed by a change in health care providers.

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NBC29

Panel Discusses Environmental Concerns in Richmond

Dealing with rising sea levels emerged as a top priority for the governor and other leaders Tuesday in Richmond.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Examiner.com

Transgender women lodge a complaint against discrimination at DMV

Skinner and Kitzmiller seek to have their driver's license photos taken as their true transgender selfs after discrimination at DMV.

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Patch.com

Traffic Alert: Lane Closures Tuesday Night on Interstate 95 North

If you plan to travel on Interstate 95 North tonight or Wednesday morning, three lanes will be closed for VDOT work.

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Southwest Times

Virginia SNAP receives - High Performance Bonus'

Virginia is among eight states selected to receive a $1.7 million "High Performance Bonus" for its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program , according to Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

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ARLnow.com

New 'Green' Car Service Launches in Arlington

A new car service has launched in the D.C. area that bills itself as the "legal, green alternative to Uber and Lyft."

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NJ.com

Christie Hurricane Sandy 'storm czar' Marc Ferzan to resign

Marc Ferzan, the executive director of the Governor's Office of Recovery and Rebuilding, stands at center, while other top state officials listen to residents testify about Hurricane Sandy rebuilding efforts at a February public forum in Galloway.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Chris Christie, US Governors, Virginia, University of Virginia, New Jersey Government, New Jersey

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