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3 hrs ago | Washington Times

Law enforcement agencies lament Virginia drone-use moratorium

The 45-deputy agency, which is responsible for serving warrants and keeping the peace in a rural corner of southwestern Virginia, purchased the small remote-controlled "quad copters" in February, but the $400 apiece gadgets remain grounded as part of a temporary moratorium on drone use in the state.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Drugs

8 hrs ago | KAUZ

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall... The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked ... (more)

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Bob McDonnell

12 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Correction: FBI Headquarters story

In a story July 29 about the search for a new FBI headquarters, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the warehouse under consideration as a potential site was located in Franconia, Virginia.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Franconia, VA, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steny Hoyer

14 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

Senators spent $1 million on charter flights last year

Last summer, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., embarked on what his office trumpeted as a four-day, 1,000-mile trip across his state, with press releases noting he "woke up early to hit the road," making stops at a minor league ballpark, a craft brewery and a Roanoke rail yard, among others.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Republican, John Warner, us Travel, Travel, Virginia Government, US Governors, Tim Kaine

16 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Va. hospital system offers credit monitoring

The Virginian-Pilot reports 33-year-old T'sha Riddick was charged last month in Chesapeake District Court with identity theft and fraud.

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20 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Keep cool in the Central Virginia summer heat

Choose your favorite destination for cool summertime fun in Central Virginia. Visit Riverfront Park in Lynchburg to enjoy the spray pad.

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Related Topix: Lynchburg, VA, Family, Kids, Weather, Roanoke, VA

Yesterday | NBC12

No construction yet: who's responsible for spending $300 million on hurricane evacuation route?

It's a nightmare scenario: nearly a million people are forced to evacuate from the coast, as a hurricane takes aim at Virginia.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Inter-Mountain

I-77 tunnel repair along W.Va.-Va. border complete

The West Virginia Division of Highways says the Virginia Department of Transportation has completed its repairs of the East River Mountain Tunnel.

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

News Observer

Ex-sailor pleads guilty to sex trafficking child

Jeffrey Chadwick Wright of Warrenton, North Carolina, pleaded guilty in federal court in Norfolk on Wednesday.

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WCAV

McAuliffe Administration Restores Voting Rights to More than 2,500 Virginians

"Virginians who have served their time deserve a second chance to become productive members of society again," said Gov. McAuliffe.

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Burlington Times News

Elizabeth City State administrator dies in crash

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports that 38-year-old Myron Burney died when his car hit a tractor-trailer truck in Windsor earlier this week.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Norfolk skate park closed for graffiti cleanup

The Virginian-Pilot reports city workers are removing purple and red spray paint from the Northside Skate Park this week.

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WTKR-TV Norfolk

Audit finds more VA employees were told to falsify data

Roughly half the schedulers at multiple Veterans Affairs hospitals said they received instructions from supervisors to falsify data and hide the true time it took patients to be seen by a doctor after making an appointment, new details from an internal VA audit show.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Jeff Miller, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics

WTOP-FM Washington

DMV's mobile service centers traveling across Va.

Officials say the five "DMV 2 Go" service centers are making stops around the state in August.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Drilling, fracking controversial for Virginia, Hampton Roads

Hydraulic fracturing to squeeze oil and gas from rock buried deep underground is either a financial windfall for landowners and communities or an environmental Pandora's box - depending on whom you ask.

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Related Topix: Richmond, VA, Virginia Beach, VA

The Virginian-Pilot

Wegmans adding four grocery stores in Virginia

Wegmans Food Markets says it plans to add 10 stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions over the next year or two.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government

Washington Examiner

Former Virginia Congressman Caldwell Butler dies

Caldwell Butler, a five-term Republican congressman from Virginia who helped draft the impeachment articles for President Richard Nixon, died Tuesday.

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WSET-TV Lynchburg

Virginia's Popular Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Returns Friday

It's time to make your shopping list because Virginia's popular sales tax holiday for clothing, footwear, and school and office supplies begins Friday.

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The Virginian-Pilot

On Virginia's political ethics, the verdict, sadly, is already in

The federal corruption trial that began Monday in Richmond against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, will lay bare the couple's unseemly quest for money while in office.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Virginia Government

SFGate

Federal court: Virginia marriage is for all

In this Feb. 4, 2014 file photo, plaintiff in the Bostic v. Rainey case, Tony London, waves to the crowd as he and his partner, Tim Bostic, right, leave Federal Court after a hearing on Virginia's ban on gay marriage in Norfolk, Va.

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

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