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44 min ago | The Baltimore Sun
Only a few of the leaders of the 30-year effort are expected to show up in Washington Thursday for an annual review of how it's going.
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4 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press
Against a backdrop of Department of Defense furloughs and a 17-day government shutdown, taxable sales were largely stagnate in Virginia for the third quarter, according to the latest data from the state's department of taxation.
7 hrs ago | WRIC-TV Richmond
The Commonwealth is 26th among other states in the country, 37th for disparity in health status and 35th for diabetes.
9 hrs ago | Loudoun Times
Gov. Bob McDonnell is proposing more than $38 million in state funding over the next two-year budget cycle for critical mental health services and is creating a task force to look at ways to head off mental health crises.
9 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot
Rail advocates envision more trains, faster trips and more reliable service by Amtrak in Virginia over the next 15 years.
12 hrs ago | WCAV
A recount court's chief judge has outlined the rules governing the recount in the race for Virginia attorney general.
16 hrs ago | The Tennessean
"Every master of slaves is born a petty tyrant," argued delegate George Mason during the debates over how the Constitution should be framed.
Sonny Merryman, founder of the longtime Virginia school bus dealership that bears his name, died on Saturday at age 89. Floyd Withers "Sonny" Merryman Jr., born in Rustburg in 1924, got his first sales experience with yellow school buses in the 1950s when his father became ill and asked Merryman to assist him in his business as a sales ... (more)
In the 1940s, the state of Virginia sterilized 7,325 people under a cruel law preventing people with mental illness, developmental disabilities or epilepsy from having children in hopes of creating an "American master race."
A Virginia death row inmate convicted of killing four people in Norfolk is getting a small victory in his appeal.
A Fairfax County Democrat is making a run for Congressman Frank Wolf's seat in Virginia's 10th Congressional District.
Hotelier Bruce Thompson is applying for a state financing program to help pay for his planned renovation of the historic Cavalier hotel.
Most Virginians agree that a great education is fundamental to the pursuit of the American dream.
An attorney for state Sen. Mark Obenshain hinted in court Monday that the Republican would consider using an obscure law to throw the outcome of the attorney general's race into the hands of the General Assembly.
By Todd Richissin Sick of the weather? Same here. In fact, you'll see no more mention of it in this space, our daily digest of news from around our Patches in Virginia and Washington, DC.
As temperatures increase, officials say the ice and snow are melting. But motorists should still watch for snow and icy patches on bridges, overpasses and shady areas.
One dozen women have been selected from Virginia's four centuries of history to be memorialized with a bronze monument on Capitol Square.