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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | 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

2 hrs ago | 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

4 hrs ago | WTKR-TV Norfolk

Federal appeals court strikes down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages

A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage in another legal victory for gay and lesbian couples seeking the right to legally wed.

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

8 hrs ago | Washington Times

Conservative group warns McAuliffe not to go it alone on Medicaid expansion

A conservative group unveiled a television ad Monday that warns Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to think twice before expanding Medicaid without legislative approval.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Virginia

12 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Seafood label fraud hurts local fishing, politicians say

Crab fraud occurs when companies catch crab in other parts of the world, repackage it and label it as being from the United States.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Barbara Mikulski, Senator Tim Kaine, Virginia

Sun Jul 27, 2014

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Virginia Keeps Drug For Lethal Injections That Had Problems Elsewhere

A drug that was used in botched executions in other states will remain part of Virginia's lethal injection mixture.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Ohio, Ohio Government, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arizona Government

The Washington Post

Therea s a lot to learn about Va. Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam

It isn't unusual for a lieutenant governor to work in obscurity, but Virginia's current No.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Gerald Connolly, Democrat, Virginia, Gay/Lesbian, Healthcare Law, Law

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Sarvis: "Virginia Voters Lost in First Debate"

"I'll leave it to the pundits and partisans to argue about who won today's debate, but I can tell you who lost--the Virginia voters.

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Hopewell News

Few health concerns over fuel spill

A fuel spill that shut down traffic on Interstate 95 all day Thursday has not affected the water supply for the area, and residents near the spill shouldn't experience problems other than possibly a slight odor.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Boat Disaster, Fort Lee, VA, Prince George, VA, Petersburg, VA

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Both directions of I-77 tunnel reopen after fire

The northbound lanes of an Interstate 77 tunnel along the Virginia-West Virginia border have reopened after being shut down for a day following a tractor-trailer fire.

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Related Topix: Fire, Virginia, West Virginia, West Virginia Government

Sunherald.com

Yum! Gulf shrimp vs. mountain apples

THE PAUL JERMYN COLLECTIONSeafood lovers who have the availability of fresh-caught Mississippi Coast shrimp are likely to claim it's the best.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Life, Food, Seafood, Wine, Drink

NewsandSentinel.com

Officials seek agricultural boost in MOV

Local officials recently joined West Virginia's agriculture commissioner on a fact-finding mission to North Carolina to boost the Mountain State's agricultural base.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Virginia, Wood County, WV, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Hindustan Times

Gillespie banks on Indianorigins

He believes India is right to be concerned about US plans for Afghanistan, supports immigration reforms that don't hurt India, and backs a non-profit that promotes basketball in India.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia, George Bush, Mitt Romney

WOAY

Tennant visits gun club in Beckwith

The West Virginia Secretary of State is talked about guns today in Fayette County community.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia, Virginia, West Virginia Government

The Washington Post

Warner and Gillespie trade barbs in first Virginia senatorial debate Saturday

Virginia Sen. Mark R. Warner and Republican rival Ed Gillespie debated for the first time on Saturday, bringing attention to a race that so far has existed under the radar.

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

The Virginian-Pilot

Proud to be in Portsmouth

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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NBC29

I-64 Bridge Repairs to Close Exit 118B in Charlottesville

Repairs to the bridge carrying eastbound Interstate 64 over Route 29 in Charlottesville will affect traffic at exit 118B next week.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Bridge pedestrian path gets new safety measures

The pedestrian walkway of the Berkley Bridge over the Elizabeth River is shown on Monday, June 16, 2014.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Truck fire shuts down I-77

Traffic quickly backed up for miles Friday through West Virginia and Virginia when a tractor-trailer suddenly caught fire and shut down the East River Mountain Tunnel.

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Related Topix: Fire, Virginia, Bluefield, WV, Mercer County, WV

NBC12

Convicted killer's parole request denied

The Virginia Parole Board has decided not to free the man serving time for brutally murdering three people, shooting Richmond Police officer Cheryl Nici and ambushing a sheriff's deputy in October of the year before.

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