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Sen. Makes Valley Stops

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner speaks during a press conference after touring the Dayton Cargill turkey plant.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia

Fri Aug 01, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Many tunnel drivers' E-ZPass balances come up short

About one out of every 12 times someone uses the Downtown or Midtown tunnel with E-ZPass, the driver does so without enough money on his or her account to pay the toll, putting them at risk of incurring even higher charges.

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The Fresno Bee

Stay sought in ruling on Va. gay-marriage ban

Attorneys for Michelle B. McQuigg, clerk of Prince William County's Circuit Court, asked for the delay while the decision was appealed to the Supreme Court.

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

The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia coastal energy: a worthy pursuit

We appreciate the opportunity to provide a more optimistic case for coastal energy exploration than was made in The Pilot's July 23 editorial.

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Related Topix: Virginia, US Politics, Randy Forbes, Senator Tim Kaine, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner

The Virginian-Pilot

Jonnie Williams: I was asked to wear wire, talk with McDonnell

Testifying this morning in the federal corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, prosecution witness Jonnie Williams said investigators asked him to wear a wire to record his interactions with the governor, but he refused.

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Williamson Daily News Online

Tomblin joins bipartisan rally in support of coal1:27 pm

It was a bipartisan show of support for coal mining in the Appalachian region as local elected officials and others participated in a Rally to Support American Energy in Pittsburgh, Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Representative David McKinley, West Virginia, Virginia, West Virginia Government, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

GlobeNewswire

Commonwealth of Virginia awards Remote Sensing Contract to Envirotest

Envirotest, subsidiary of Opus Inspection, Inc., has been awarded a contract to provide enhanced "Remote Sensing Services," to include "Clean Screen" and "High Emitter" identification as an integral part of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Air Check Virginia emissions inspection program.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Washington Times

Law enforcement agencies lament Virginia drone-use moratorium

The 45-deputy agency, which is responsible for serving warrants and keeping the peace in a rural corner of southwestern Virginia, purchased the small remote-controlled "quad copters" in February, but the $400 apiece gadgets remain grounded as part of a temporary moratorium on drone use in the state.

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The Washington Post

Hitting an extensive new mountain biking trail in Va.

I'm flying down the hill, on a mountain-biking high, when boom! My tires skid and I tumble back to reality in a twisted heap of limbs and metal.

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The Town Talk

Senators spent $1 million on charter flights last year

Last summer, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., embarked on what his office trumpeted as a four-day, 1,000-mile trip across his state, with press releases noting he "woke up early to hit the road," making stops at a minor league ballpark, a craft brewery and a Roanoke rail yard, among others.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Republican, John Warner, us Travel, Travel, Virginia, US Governors, Tim Kaine

Cybercast News Service

Virginia Elections Board: Expired Photo IDs Are 'Valid' For VotingCNS

"What we are after is to find out if this person representing themselves at the polls is who they say they are," However, the law's patron, state Sen. Mark Obenshain , challenged the board's action in a June 16 letter to SBE Secretary Don Palmer, claiming it "violates the plain meaning of the statute."

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The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia, student settle ABC lawsuit for $212,500

Virginia's attorney general says a $212,500 settlement has been reached with a University of Virginia student who was arrested after her purchase of water was mistaken for beer.

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NewsandSentinel.com

I-77 tunnel repair along W.Va.-Va. border complete

The West Virginia Division of Highways says the Virginia Department of Transportation has completed its repairs of the East River Mountain Tunnel.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

NBC12

No construction yet: who's responsible for spending $300 million on hurricane evacuation route?

It's a nightmare scenario: nearly a million people are forced to evacuate from the coast, as a hurricane takes aim at Virginia.

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WSET-TV Lynchburg

Lynchburg Housing Officials Plead With Landlords To Accept Virginian Tenants

If the 40 tenants that need a place to live are still looking, they'll be looking while out on the street.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Tuition costs in Virginia climb after budget impasse

Tuition jumped by 5.2 percent on average at public four-year colleges and universities and by 4.6 percent at community colleges, according to data released Wednesday by the State Council on Higher Education for Virginia.

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AmmoLand

Petition to Remove Gun Sound Suppressors / Hearing Protectors As NFA Regulated Items

With noise complaints about people legally shooting in their backyards or legally hunting, suppressors would make a big difference and should be readily available, like any other firearm accouterments.

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WCAV

DMV's Mobile Service Centers Traveling Across Va.

Officials say the five "DMV 2 Go" service centers are making stops around the state in August.

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WTOP-FM Washington

DMV's mobile service centers traveling across Va.

Officials say the five "DMV 2 Go" service centers are making stops around the state in August.

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Examiner.com

Virginia U.S. Senate candidates react to Fourth Circuit gay marriage ruling

Two of the three candidates for the U.S. Senate from Virginia released official statements in reaction to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Bostic v.

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