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It is widely speculated that former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a personal net worth somewhere between $190 million and $250 million. With most of this money in the bank, he would have been one of the wealthiest U.S. presidents if elected.
5 hrs ago | Examiner.com
After offering opening remarks to the participants at the third annual Charlottesville Gay Pride Festival in Lee Park on September 13, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring spoke to reporters about the same-sex marriage cases that may be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in its coming term. Answering questions posed by the Charlottesville Libertarian Examiner, Herring, a Democrat who served in the state Senate before his 2013 election as attorney general, explained how his mind has been changed about gay marriage .
6 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press
House Republican leaders meet with the press after their Medicaid and budget votes on Feb. 20. Majority Leader M. Kirkland "Kirk" Cox, in the center, gestures toward the state Senate, which dropped an attempted Medicaid compromise into its budget. The House rejected this proposal, and if it leads to gridlock or a government shutdown, "the onus is totally" on the Senate, Cox said.
11 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot
Wayne Willis and Daryl Kimberly, both of Portsmouth, and Hugh Jackson and Cole Braswell, both of Chesapeake, play a tune during Wayne's Body Shop bluegrass jamboree. Liz Carey This story is a sample from the Portsmouth Currents, which is included in The Virginian-Pilot every Sunday in Portsmouth.
In a single speech last week, Gov. Terry McAuliffe called climate change "a scientific fact" - and said rules to curtail emissions proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency go too far. The apparent contradiction highlights the increasingly narrow line Democrats in Virginia must walk to satisfy environmentalists and campaign donors without alienating business interests.
Virginia's defense dominated much of the day, and its offense did just enough Saturday to propel the Cavaliers to a 23-21 upset win over No.21 Louisville at Scott Stadium. The defense allowed an opening touchdown drive of 75 yards but kept Louisville quiet until early in the fourth quarter, when the Cardinals scored twice to take a 21-20 lead.
Missing that summer feeling? Yeah, we get it... Fall's nice and all, but Ol' Man Winter's looming right around the corner. So why not jump in the car and head south for a few days? Find a destination where you can pretend it's still summer.
Voter ID laws have been hotly debated across the country and right here in Virginia, where the General Assembly beefed up the requirements for what you need to produce when you come to vote. Leading the charge is former State Senator Mark Obenshain.
Ex-Judge Andrew Napolitano in Reason : James Madison is commonly referred to as the Father of the Constitution in large measure because, in the secrecy of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, he kept the most complete set of notes. He also had a very keen mind and a modest demeanor and an uncanny ability to solidify consensus around basic principles that are woven into the Constitution.
Travelers on Interstate 95 may have a longer commute this weekend, with the HOV lanes closed for construction beginning Friday night, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Crews will be working on the 95 Express Lanes project, including installing overhead structures, paving and pulling fiber optic lines throughout the entire stretch of HOV lanes.
Politicians in Congress are responding to the controversy over the 250,000 Virginians who will lose their insurance plans this fall. The House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday to address the problem.
In a unanimous ruling, the court affirmed Norfolk Circuit Court Judge Mary Jane Hall's decision to toss out Patricia Kohn's lawsuit. Hall ruled that Virginia's worker's compensation law is Kohn's remedy.
It was a mechanical malfunction that caused a fire in the cabin of a MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter that crashed off the coast of Virginia on Jan. 8, killing three of the five crew members, according to a Navy report released Thursday. According to the U.S. Navy 's investigation into the accident, a bundle of wires and fuel tube chaffed, causing an electrical arc that ignited the fuel and sent a fireball toward the cockpit.
According to a preliminary report released by the U.S. Department of Labor, Virginia saw workplace fatalities decline 15 percent to 126 in 2013.
Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a car in Norfolk shortly after noon Thursday. The woman wasn't identified.
This week the average gallon of Virginia gas was 15 cents cheaper than North Carolina, and 39 cents cheaper than in Washington D.C.. One of the major reasons for this is a lower gas tax that was passed when the General Assembly approved its historic transportation bill in 2013.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 05:21 pm
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