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This image provided by the Charlottesville Police Department shows missing 18-year-old University of Virginia student, Hanna Elizabeth Graham, in a surveillance photo Saturday Sept. 13, 2014 in Charlottesville, Va.
4 hrs ago | Washington Times
The Washington Times on Wednesday launched a smartphone and tablet app celebrating the U.S. Constitution and other important founding documents as part of a nationwide project to empower schools, parents and community leaders to teach constitutional literacy to the newest generation of Americans. The Washington Times' Pocket Constitution App, developed in partnership with the nonprofit Essentials in Education, is debuting on the 10th anniversary of Constitution Day, a national holiday created through the efforts of Sen. Robert C. Byrd, West Virginia Democrat, and signed into law by President George W. Bush.
8 hrs ago | WVEC-TV Norfolk
Will Medicaid expansion become a reality in Virginia? Lawmakers return to Richmond Thursday for a special session on what has been among Gov. Terry McAuliffe's top legislative priorities. A poll released Wednesday by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University shows 61 percent of Virginia voters support expanding Medicaid to cover more Virginians who lack health insurance.
Despite operating at a loss, the Port of Virginia's top boss may be in line for a significant pay bump next year. Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners developed a list of incentive metrics that will be used to gauge Port of Virginia CEO and Executive Director John Reinhart's performance for the remainder of the year.
Police in Charlottesville are searching for first-year University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham, who has been missing since last Saturday, when she texted friends that she gotten lost walking home from a party. Graham, 18, apparently attended a party at an off-campus apartment last Friday evening.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced a giant lawsuit against some of the largest commercial banks for fraud committed against Virginia taxpayers during the height of the financial crisis. On Tuesday, the Richmond Circuit Court announced it is seeking $1.15 billion in damages against 13 banks that are each accused of fraudulently misleading the Virginia Retirement System during the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities to the state retirement fund.
Three in 10 Virginia schools failed to meet state accreditation standards this year as students continue to struggle on more rigorous exams introduced three years ago. The Virginia Department of Education said Tuesday that 555 out of the state's 1,827 schools did not meet state benchmarks on the annual statewide Standards of Learning tests last year.
One of the keys to Virginia's economic success has been our diverse, abundant supply of energy sources.
Virginia police are continuing their search Tuesday for a missing University of Virginia student who sent friends a distressing text message that she got lost walking home from a party early Sunday morning. Hannah Elizabeth Graham, 18, a second-year student, was reportedly last seen inside an off-campus apartment complex in Charlottesville, just before midnight.
Information from the Virginia Courts online database shows the incident in question took place in the city of Petersburg on September 7.
The Virginia Department of Education said the amount of schools meeting statewide accreditation standards dropped for 2014-2015 after higher benchmarks were introduced in 2011. According to the VDOE, just 68 percent of Virginia Public Schools were fully accredited compared to 77 percent in 2013-2014.
Senate Republican candidate Ed Gillespie speaks during the Northern Virginia Technology Council Technology Town Hall Forum at the Microsoft Offices on Sept. 8 in Reston, Va.
Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett, right, and Miss Massachusetts Lauren Kuhn, left, hold hands with Miss New York Kira Kazantsev as all three wait to find out who will be named the second runner up to Miss America. Miss Virginia won first runner up, and Miss New York won Miss America.
The Goodhart Group of McEnearney Associates has announced the sale of 208 Virginia Avenue, an estate home in Alexandria's Jefferson Park neighborhood that has set a record in real estate circles. The estate was the first home built in the neighborhood, in 1920.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers are planning to fill a $882 million budget shortfall by tapping the state government's rainy day fund and making cuts to various agencies, universities, and local governments. The plan won't affect K-12 school spending and will not include any increase in fees or taxes, they said.
It's unusual for the United States by far the biggest defense spender in the world to seek scrapped military equipment from other nations. Typically those roles are reversed.
Loudoun County's first "Salute to Military, Veterans and Families" event is Sept. 27 in Ashburn, Va.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:44 pm
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