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1 hr ago |

Richmond in the top five most dangerous cities in Virginia list

According to an NBC12 News story on Saturday, Richmond is the fourth most dangerous city in Virginia .


Related Topix: Richmond, VA, Home Buying, Home, Prison, Portsmouth, VA

6 hrs ago |

Big guns brought out to mark 1814 'Burning of Washington'

Two hundred years ago this summer, British soldiers overwhelmed American battalions, took the nation's capital and burned the White House.


10 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

Weighing in on Medicaid expansion

Perhaps no issue deserves our respect and attention more than the one on whether to expand Medicaid in the commonwealth.


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Virginia Government, Health Insurance, Opinion

14 hrs ago | WBTV

Clogged Oregon Inlet keeps charter boats docked

Boat owners are concerned that the start of charter fishing season may leave them high and dry because the Oregon Inlet is clogged with sand.


18 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Governor Will Automatically Restore Voting Rights For All Virginians With A Drug Record

The Virginia Constitution does not allow anyone with a felony conviction to vote unless their rights have been restored by the governor.


Related Topix: Virginia Government, Prison, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Liberal Political News

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Tugs free 751-foot cargo ship stuck off Virginia Beach

Tugboats freed the grounded bulk carrier Ornak around 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014.



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


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


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


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


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

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


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