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3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

With still months to go, Virginia Senate race raking in millions

If Virginia's pricey 2012 U.S. Senate race is a template for this year's contest, voters should prepare for a barn burner with millions in opaque political cash raised and spent in the run-up to November.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Jim Webb, Senator Tim Kaine, George Allen, Republican, Virginia Government

11 hrs ago | WCAV

Virginia House Republicans Reaffirm Medicaid Opposition

House Republicans say they remain resolute in their opposition to using federal Medicaid funds to provide health insurance to as many as 400,000 low-income Virginians.


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Virginia Government

12 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Gillespie raises $2.2 million in Va. Senate bid

The former Republican National Committee chairman's campaign says 60 percent of its donors are Virginians and 15 donors had previously given to Warner.


16 hrs ago | Burlington Times News

Corps: Part of Oregon Inlet too shallow to dredge

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reported the channel under the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge connecting Hatteras Island and the northern Outer Banks is only about 2 feet deep.


18 hrs ago | WVEC-TV Norfolk

Police in missing Va. teen case search area

Law enforcement officials are searching near the home of a man suspected in the disappearance of a Virginia teenager last summer.


22 hrs ago |

Taylor wins Pulitzer: The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832

The University of Virginia's Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor of History, Paul Taylor -- a recent addition to the department -- has now won the Pulitzer Prize for "The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832," the story of the struggle for liberty among the slaves along the Chesapeake, who thought of the numerous ... (more)


Related Topix: Virginia Government, University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, US National Parks

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Loudoun Times

Virginia AG files brief supporting gay marriage

Same-sex couples have the same right to marry as interracial heterosexual couples, Virginia's attorney general said Friday in papers urging an appellate court to uphold a judge's ruling that the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court

Washington Examiner

Former hospital tech charged with raping patient

Arlington County Police said Monday that 30-year-old Roy Anthony Jones of Washington was working as a CT scan technician at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington when the alleged attack occurred on Jan. 13. Police say the victim reported the incident after it occurred.


Anchorage Daily News

Donna Tartt wins fiction Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch'

One of the country's top colonial historians, Alan Taylor, has won his second Pulitzer, for "The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War In Virginia."


Related Topix: The Goldfinch, Books, Virginia Government, Nonfiction, Arts, Sports

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Man Drowns off Fishing Pier on Virginia's Eastern Shore

WARDTOWN , Va.- Authorities say a 30-year-old man accidentally drowned early Monday off a fishing pier on Virginia's Eastern Shore.


ABC News

Va Historic Area Explores Colonial Consumerism

A new exhibit at Colonial Williamsburg is showcasing a variety of Chinese porcelain available in colonial America and exploring consumerism during the 18th century.


Related Topix: Virginia Government, Travel

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Landes Urges Governor To End Current Budget Impasse

A local lawmaker has told fellow Republicans Governor McAuliffe does not understand how a budget gets adopted.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Healthcare Law, Law

Marine Corps Times

Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo

Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub brush-and-cactus covered military base.


Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Cuba, World News, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Washington Post

Va. Republicans arena t blinking in Medicaid showdown

RICHMOND - Virginia Republicans were supposed to be squirming by now. For months, their opposition to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has put them at odds with some traditional allies in the business world.


Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Delegates, Swing, Richmond, VA

The Virginian-Pilot

No injuries in Virginia Beach fire near Oceanfront

Crews responded to a call around 10:25 a.m. reporting a building that caught fire from an exploding gas can, according to Virginia Beach Battalion Chief Amy Valdez, a Fire Department spokeswoman.


Related Topix: Fire

The Macon Telegraph

Medicaid expansion debate good for insurers

If Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Democratically controlled Virginia Senate prevail, the state will expand Medicaid eligibility to about 400,000 low-income residents.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Virginia Government, Health Insurance

The Modesto Bee

Va. group produces CD of children's songs

Guill, a singer from Roanoke, and musical partners Rudy Banks and Jonathan Holmes, two multi-instrumentalists from Christiansburg, recently released "Kidz Play," which is easily the most soulful children's CD that's been recorded in these parts.


Related Topix: Family, Kids

The Virginian-Pilot

Turning another leaf for Chesapeake crime victims

This story is a sample from the Chesapeake Clipper, which is included in The Virginian-Pilot every Sunday and Friday in Chesapeake.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Virginia same-sex couples navigate social, legal challenges

Virginia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage soon gets another airing in federal court, with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hearing oral arguments on the matter in early May. Federal courts in other states are tackling the issue as well.


Related Topix: Wedding, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gay/Lesbian, Hampton, VA


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