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3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Silver Line is coming soon, but Virginia almost missed its connection

With the opening of the Silver Line just days away, it's easy to forget just how close it came to not happening at all.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, John Warner, Dulles, VA

6 hrs ago | NBC12

Tests find Va. town's water contaminated

The contamination was discovered in a sample taken from a home on July 8. The advisory was issued Tuesday after six additional samples from the town's wells tested positive for E. coli.


Related Topix: Health, E. Coli, Virginia Government

10 hrs ago | WTVR Richmond

Judge to sentence man who kidnapped, killed Virginia teen

The man who abducted and murdered a Virginia teen will learn his fate Wednesday afternoon.


13 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

Opposite rulings on health law subsidies, no change to health coverage for Virginians | With Video

Two appeals courts reached differing decisions on Obamacare subsidies Tuesday, meaning a likely Supreme Court case on the key component of the health care law.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Virginia Government, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Health Insurance, Health

17 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Healthy Virginians aim of state panel

First lady Dorothy McAuliffe is joining a panel of public health experts intent on promoting policies to ensure a healthier Virginia.


Related Topix: Virginia Government, University of Virginia, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Washington Post

Virginia psychiatric-bed registry does not work as intended, lawmakers told

A four-month-old psychiatric-bed registry that is supposed to provide up-to-the-minute information for Virginians who need emergency mental health treatment is being updated as seldom as once a day, state officials told a panel of lawmakers this week.


Related Topix: Virginia Government

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Sonic blasts cleared for use off coast of Virginia, surrounding states

A graphic from the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Managment displays the approximate areas of interest for companies hoping to conduct seismeic airgun surveys in support oil and gas exploration as allowed by the National Evnironment Policy Act.


WSET-TV Lynchburg

Handicapped Residents of the Virginian Struggling To Find New Housing

Time is almost up for residents of the Virginian in Lynchburg. Tenants of the affordable income property continue their housing search in a market with limited availability.


Police Deaths Up 31% In First Six Months Of 2014

The number of cops killed nationwide in the line of duty was up 31 percent during the first six months of this year.


WKYC-TV Cleveland

Appeals court panel deals blow to Obamacare

A federal appeals court dealt a potentially major blow to President Obama's health care law, ruling that participants in health exchanges run by the federal government in 34 states cannot receive tax subsidies.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Fox News

West Virginia Democrat scrutinized over mine explosions

Rep. Nick J. Rahall speaks during a visit by him and his colleagues discussing bilateral relationships between Egypt and the U.S., in Cairo March 15, 2012.


Related Topix: US Politics, Nick II Rahall, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, West Virginia, Virginia Government, West Virginia Government

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Virtual Virginia Offers the Chance for Students to Learn A New Language Online

The website, Virtual Virginia, offers you the chance that if you want to enroll in a class which either isn't offered, or only offered every once in a while.



Virginia election system gets a new boss | Kenric Ward | 33

Edgardo Cortes was appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to be commissioner of the Department of Elections , a new sub-Cabinet post.


Related Topix: Virginia Government

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Government Executive

Virginia Counties May Withdraw From Open-Access Broadband Initiative

The city of Roanoke, Virginia, and its neighboring city of Salem want to build a fiber network throughout the Roanoke Valley, but will their surrounding counties go along with the plan? Southwest Virginia's Roanoke Valley likes to promote itself as a good environment for business .


Related Topix: Roanoke, VA, Salem, VA, Roanoke County, VA, Botetourt County, VA

Texting While Driving: Virginia's Worst Offenders

It's been one year since Virginia adopted its strictest law yet to curb texting while driving.


Related Topix: Fairfax County, VA, Prince William County, VA, Virginia Beach, VA, Arlington County, VA, Loudoun County, VA

Bellingham Herald

Possible unsafe practices found at W.Va. clinic

The investigation by West Virginia health officials found that, prior to November 2013, needles and syringes were reused at Valley Pain Management to administer pain medications and saline solutions, and the same pain medication vial was used for more than one patient, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the Ohio ... (more)


Related Topix: West Virginia, Virginia Government, West Virginia Government, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Hepatitis


Virginia museum to host major exhibit from Beijing's Palace Museum in October

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond will host "Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum" through Jan 11, 2015.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel, Fine Arts, Arts


James River Body Found Near Where Man Disappeared

Authorities are investigating a body found in the James River near the area where a boater disappeared over the weekend.


The Jersey Journal

Weekend Getaway: wining in northern Virginia

"Exploring Virginia wine country is one of our favorite ways to spend an afternoon," said transplanted New Jersey native Lauralee Dobbins.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Loudoun County, VA, Entertainment

Sun Jul 20, 2014

WTVR Richmond

Virginians divided over battle in Gaza as violence escalates

Palestinian supporters hoping to call attention to violence overseas gathered outside Richmond City Hall Sunday as Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to go to Egypt Monday to push for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip where several hundred people have died in a nearly three-week long conflict.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories,


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