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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.

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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 .

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Patch.com

Texting While Driving: Virginia's Worst Offenders

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

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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)

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McClatchy

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.

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

WCAV

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.

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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.

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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.

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

Marietta Times

Manufacturing group chief touts West Virginia

Rebecca Randolph left West Virginia for Cleveland after college to pursue better career options, but the Mountain State was always on her mind.

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WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Decision coming on bomber training area expansion

Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia.

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Related Topix: US Military, Ellsworth Air Force Base, US Air Force, Minot Air Force Base, US News, West Virginia, Virginia Government, West Virginia Government

WCAV

Portsmouth Creates Local Black History Museum

Portsmouth has created a museum of local black history in a building that once was a Jim Crow era-library.

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WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Scammers Target West Virginians with Fake Job Ads

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging West Virginians who may be looking for work to be on the lookout for fake job postings and other employment scams online.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

VDOT still plans to use lane-reversal evacuation strategy for Hampton Roads for now | Street Smart

A mandated 60-day review of the state's hurricane emergency and evacuation plan is due on Gov. Terry McAuliffe's desk by Aug. 15. The governor ordered the review in May after participating in an emergency exercise, during which he expressed doubts about the state's ability to safely evacuate Hampton Roads .

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Panama Canal to impact Port of Virginia modestly

The Port of Virginia may be ready to accommodate a flood of massive cargo ships via the Panama Canal, but a panel of port experts say its impact will remain unknown until the multibillion-dollar upgrade is complete.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood

FireHouse.com

Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Hit by Train in Virginia

The driver of a tractor-trailer truck was seriously injured when the truck he was driving was hit by a train as he was trying to cross the track.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Weirton Daily Times

Planned Dominion pipeline upsets West Virginia residents

In order to meet what the company calls an increasing demand for natural gas on the East Coast, Dominion Resources has plans to send supplies of natural gas produced in the Upper Ohio Valley to North Carolina via its Southeast Reliability Project pipeline system.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Explore Virginia from the highest to lowest points

To stand on top of Stony Man Mountain is to look straight down on the town of Luray, gateway to Luray Caverns, in the Shenandoah Valley more than 3,000 feet below.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Shenandoah National Park, Weather

The Washington Post

Virginia's GOP hurts the poor and the budget by refusing Medicaid expansion

THE 200TH day of 2014 happened to fall this weekend. Depending on which figures you prefer, that means Virginia's refusal to opt into expanded Medicaid since Jan. 1 has cost the state at least $693 million in federal funding.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Oscar Smith grad Andrew Brown hits the red carpet

University of Virginia freshman football player Andrew Brown, left, and the 2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant share a moment on the red carpet before the ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Los Angeles.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Marines, sailors head to Va. for training

Residents in Southside and central Virginia could see military aircraft and ground vehicles through July 30th as Marines and sailors prepare for a deployment later this year.

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