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3 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia jobless numbers in March show ups, downs

Virginia's jobless rate in March, adjusted for seasonal factors, was 5.0 percent, the Virginia Employment Commission reported.

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7 hrs ago | NBC29

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.

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9 hrs ago | Salon

GOP's purple-state problem: How a Virginia Medicaid battle augurs huge risks for the party

Ordinarily I'd never recommend reading an editorial from the Washington Times, but earlier this week the largely unread ultraconservative newspaper gave the Virginia GOP an enthusiastic thumbs-up for obstructing the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare, and in doing so helped expose the moral bankruptcy that animates much of the opposition to the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Virginia, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Economics News, Bankruptcy, US News

13 hrs ago | Skift

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.

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13 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.

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

16 hrs ago | KESQ-TV Palm Desert

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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia, Senator Al Franken, Senator Jeff Merkley

18 hrs ago | WCAV

Tug Boats to Try Moving Cargo Ship Grounded in Virginia

The Coast Guard says tug boats are set to try moving a 751-foot cargo ship that ran aground in the Chesapeake Bay.

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20 hrs ago | City Paper

Get Ready for the Inaugural Cannabis Awards Tonight

Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells will take home a Vanguard award tonight - surely a worthy consolation prize for a man who just lost the mayoral race and is out a D.C Council seat.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Intelligencer

W.Va. 88 Road Slips On Agenda for WVDOT

While more than 500 road slips and slides continue to plague the Northern Panhandle, the West Virginia Department of Transportation has applied for discretionary state funds to make repairs to a road slip affecting a small section of W.Va.

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The Hill

Rahall opponent in W.Va. calls him a 'lying politician just like Obama'

Rep. Nick Rahall and his opponent, West Virginia state Rep. Evan Jenkins are both going on the air for the first time, attacking the outside groups that have been spending heavily on the race.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Virginia

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Newport News, VA

The Washington Post

Va. Supreme Court rules for U-Va. in global warming FOIA case

File: Climate researcher Michael E. Mann, formerly of the University of Virginia and now based at Penn State University Unpublished research by university scientists is exempt from the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday, rejecting an attempt by skeptics of global warming to view the work of a prominent ... (more)

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Examiner.com

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Immigration Reform, Virginia, Dick Cheney

NBC29

Drivers Work to Maneuver Diverging Diamond Interchange

The orange barrels are gone and all lanes are open on a first-of-its-kind interstate interchange in Virginia.

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Cavalier Daily

U.Va. History Prof. wins Pulitzer

Famed University History Prof. Alan Taylor tallied his second Pulitzer Prize award Monday for his book "The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832."

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

CNN

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: West Virginia, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller, West Virginia Government, Virginia, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Washington Post

D.C. HOT lanes plan will bump into reality

It took Virginia many years to develop and execute it's plan for HOT lanes on the Capital Beltway, seen here in Tysons Corner.

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Northern Michigan News

Energy state Dems in Senate races split from Obama

Scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic in a state that's sprinted to the right, Natalie Tennant is counting on her allegiance to the coal industry to separate herself from an unpopular President Barack Obama.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Democrat, West Virginia, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Virginia, West Virginia Government

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