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3 hrs ago | NBC29

Gov. McAuliffe Announces Launch of Data.Virginia

Governor McAuliffe today announced the launch of Data.Virginia, a new online portal that will provide easy access to Virginia's open data and keep Virginians informed of major initiatives that take advantage of big data.


Related Topix: Virginia Government

7 hrs ago | AndhraNews

Charlottesville Chosen Location for Miss Virginia USA Pageant for Three Years

Miss Virginia USA recently announced that their scholastic-centered pageant will be held in Charlottesville, Virginia on November 29 and 30, 2014.


Related Topix: Charlottesville, VA, Wise, VA

10 hrs ago | Skift

West Virginia Expands Tourism Campaign to Recover Image After Chemical Spill

It will help that West Virginia is pumping up its usual spring campaign, but it should also explicitly address potential visitors' concerns over whether or not the water is safe to drink on a trip to the state.


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

12 hrs ago | WCAV

Coast Guard Cutter Heading Home to Virginia Waters

A Coast Guard cutter is heading back to Virginia waters after intercepting more than $100 million in cocaine in the Caribbean.


Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

13 hrs ago | KMIZ

Memo says GOP competitive in 5 more Senate races

The National Republican Senatorial Committee, a group tasked with getting Republicans elected to the Senate, believes Republicans have expanded the 2014 playing field with five more contested races as the GOP seeks to retake control of the chamber.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia Government, Senator Al Franken, Senator Jeff Merkley

17 hrs ago |

Univeristy of Virginia tuition increase on the agenda for board of visitors

The U.Va. administration is proposing a 4.5 percent increase in tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduates.


Thu Apr 17, 2014

WRIC-TV Richmond

Hundreds of Fish Found Dead in Byrd Park Lake

Fountain Lake looks as pretty as it always does until you get to close to some of the edges and see several dead fish, which has disturbed many park goers.


Related Topix: Virginia Government, Environmental Quality, Waste Management, Environmental

What makes Virginia so politically schizophrenic?

Senators Mark Warner and Tim Cain, both former Democratic governors of the Commonwealth of Virginia represent the people living in the 7th Congressional District where voters also elected Republican Eric Cantor as their representative to Congress.


Related Topix: US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Immigration Reform, Virginia Government, Dick Cheney

The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia Port Authority's fired ex-chairman ready to reclaim post

From left: John Reinhart, CEO of the Virginia Port Authority with newly appointed members of the Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners John Milliken, G. Robert Aston Jr. , Gary McCollum, Alan Diamonstein and Val McWhorter on Thursday morning, April 17, 2014 at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk.


Related Topix: Virginia Government, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Newport News, VA


Virginia Plaintiffs Respond to Defendants' Marriage Appeal

Supporters of marriage equality seeking to overturn Virginia's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, along with the office of Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, filed appellate briefs April 11 in the case of Bostic v.


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


In the Virginia woods, Mark Warner is trailed by Obamacare

Mark Warner was weaving his way through the crowd on a chilly Wednesday afternoon at the Shad Planking, the annual Virginia fish fry that brings beer-sipping politicos together in the tall pines of southeastern Virginia, when a burly man sporting an NRA sticker approached.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Republican, John Warner, George Allen, Virginia Government

D.C., Maryland, Virginia officials teaming up on pedestrian and bicyclist safety

Officials from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia are launching an effort to help improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists in the region.


Wheeling News

Motion Filed In Severance's Fight Against Extradition

Chief Public Defender Shayne Welling continues to insist Charles Severance is being held in West Virginia for extradition back to Virginia under a bogus warrant that is illegal and amounts to abuse of police powers and the extradition process.


Related Topix: Loudoun County, VA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Huffington Post

The West Virginia Trance

On one hand, many West Virginians view the federal agency as an intrusive job killer for excessively regulating the coal industry in the state.


Related Topix: West Virginia, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller, West Virginia Government, Virginia Government, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Drivers Work to Maneuver Diverging Diamond Interchange

The orange barrels are gone and all lanes are open on a first-of-its-kind interstate interchange in Virginia.


Related Topix: Virginia Government

Northern Michigan News

Energy state Dems in Senate races split from Obama

Scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic in a state that's sprinted to the right, Natalie Tennant is counting on her allegiance to the coal industry to separate herself from an unpopular President Barack Obama.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Democrat, West Virginia, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Virginia Government, West Virginia Government

Daily Mail

CT scan technician 'raped woman' at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington

Suspect: Roy Anthony Jones, 30 has been charged with raping a 37-year-old female patient at Virginia Hospital Center on January 13 Roy Anthony Jones was charged yesterday with sexually assaulting the woman at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington in the early morning hours of January 13. The unidentified victim claimed Jones, 30, forced himself on ... (more)


Virginia Business

Blacksburg app developer secures up to $1.4 million from Virginia investors

Fitnet Corp. is the developer of Fitnet, a mobile fitness app that debuted in Apple's App Store three months ago.


WRIC-TV Richmond

2 ships collide, cargo ship grounded in Virginia

Two vessels collided in a main shipping channel and a 751-foot cargo ship ran aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday in high winds gusting up to 70 mph, the Coast Guard said.


Related Topix: Weather

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

NASA Langley in Hampton and Virginia partner on feasibility studies

NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton and the commonwealth are collaborating on research projects to address environmental issues in agriculture, ecological forecasting, water resources and air quality.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science


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