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2 hrs ago | WRIC-TV Richmond

8News Investigates: Police Militarization Around Central Virginia

The images of armored vehicles and heavily armored officers clashing with protestors in Ferguson has brought to light the militarization of police.

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Related Topix: Culpeper, VA

6 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

Virginia Creates Sexual Assault Task Force

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has ordered the formation of a brand new task force in the state focused on the issue of college sexual assault.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia Government, Barack Obama, University of Virginia, College of William and Mary

10 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Preview: Fall food, wine, beer festivals

It's hard to say "so long" to summer, but there's plenty to look forward to this fall -- including wine festivals, Oktoberfest celebrations and artisan food pop-up markets.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Seafood

14 hrs ago | WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Piedmont Virginia Community College Fall Semester Underway

It's back to the classroom for another school serving our region. More than 5200 students have returned to Piedmont Virginia Community College for the fall semester.

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18 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

After 3 seasons, it's curtains for Lyric Opera Virginia

Lyric Opera Virginia survived three seasons during an economic downturn, but dwindling audiences and insufficient cash caused the nonprofit company to quietly close its doors in late spring.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Old Dominion University

22 hrs ago | AmmoLand

Ben Chafin WINS, Anti-Gun Democrat Leadership LOSES the Virginia State Senate

Chafin's election gives Republicans in the Virginia Senate a narrow one seat majority over Democrats, TAKING CONTROL OF THE SENATE FROM VIRULENT ANTI-GUN POLITICIANS DICK SASLAW AND DONALD McEACHIN, WHILE RENDERING ANTI-GUN LT.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, US News

Thu Aug 21, 2014

CBS Local

West Virginia University's New President Plans To Move WVU Ahead

After two stints as president of Ohio State University, and president of Vanderbilt University, Brown University, and the University of Colorado, he is now back for his second stint as the top man at West Virginia University in Morgantown.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, West Virginia University, Ohio State University, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Sports

Loudoun Times

Ex-Virginia gov. McDonnell testifies in his corruption trial

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the stand Wednesday in his own defense, testifying at his public corruption trial about his sometimes volatile relationship with his wife, Maureen.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, University of Notre Dame, Virginia Commonwealth University

Red Bluff Daily News

Some US colleges calling students back from Israel

Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to leave.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Travel, Israel Travel, Middle East Travel, us Travel, George Mason University, UMass Amherst

Asbury Park Press

Va. man named Stoner arrested on pot chargesVa. man named Stoner...

A Virginia man with the last name Stoner is facing drug charges after police found more than $10,000 worth of marijuana plants at his home.

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Related Topix: Drugs

The Virginian-Pilot

Va .Beach, other communities get learning grants

The Virginia Department of Education is awarding 47 new grants ranging from $50,000 to $200,000 through the 21st-Century Community Learning Centers program.

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Related Topix: Newport News, VA, Virginia Beach, VA

The Washington Post

Virginia forms task force to combat campus sexual assault

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is forming a task force to combat sexual violence at the state's colleges and universities, addressing a problem that has commanded attention this year in Washington and on campuses nationwide.

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Related Topix: United States Naval Academy, Wake Forest University, University of Virginia, College of William and Mary, James Madison University

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The record Online

Virginia Oyster Trail is launched

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday announced the creation of the Virginia Oyster Trail, a major tourism development project connecting travelers to Virginia oyster purveyors, raw bars and restaurants, and the watermen culture throughout coastal Virginia, the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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Related Topix: Irvington, VA, Wine, Drink, Agriculture, Science, Kilmarnock, VA, Life, Food, Seafood

WTVR Richmond

Liberians & Virginians in action against Ebola

Virginia In Action For Liberia Against Ebola, is a campaign organized by Diaspora Liberians and friends in Virginia to provide support and resources needed to control the spread of the Ebola virus in Liberia.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Supreme Court puts a hold on gay marriage in Virginia

The Supreme Court blocked gay and lesbian couples from marrying in Virginia Wednesday as it edges closer to deciding whether same-sex marriage should be legalized nationwide.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

WRIC-TV Richmond

Virginia Same-Sex Marriages Place on Hold by Supreme Court

Less than a day before same-sex couples could begin getting married in Virginia, the Supreme Court in Washington has placed a hold on those marriages.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

WTVR Richmond

Supreme Court puts Virginia same-sex marriage ruling on hold

The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a motion requested by the Clerk of Prince William County to keep same-sex marriages from happening in Virginia until the higher court reviews the case.

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

WVEC-TV Norfolk

ODU seeks $70M for science, health building

University President John Broderick is calling the push a testament to the school's commitment as the state's second-largest producer of graduates of science, technology, engineering, math and health.

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WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Virginia agents destroy illegal moonshine still

Acting on a resident's tip, ABC special agents found the 50-gallon operational copper still in the Rocky Mount area on Monday.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Virginia prepares for possibility of gay marriage

The state's ban on same-sex marriages was struck down by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which decided not to delay its ruling while it is appealed.

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

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