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3 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Va. gov: Agreement on budget cuts reached

McAuliffe appeared Saturday at the annual meeting of the Virginia Governmental Employees Association. Afterward, he told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the agreement will protect priorities such as funding for education and health care initiatives.

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7 hrs ago | Northern Virginia Daily

Report: Scale back bridge project

The Virginia Department of Transportation proposes to replace the current low-water bridge over the North Fork of the Shenandoah River on Morgan Ford Road with a two-lane span. VDOT has designed a new bridge 8 feet higher than the current crossing.

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11 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Rest in peace, Chef Bobby Huber

Lorraine Eaton is The Virginian-Pilot's award-winning Staff Epicure, who roams Tidewater writing about the foodways and cocktail scene. She is the author of "Tidewater Table," a local bestseller featuring coastal Virginia cooks and recipes In 2014, she co-authored the "Food Lover's Guide to Virginia," a culinary chapbook of the state's best eats.

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15 hrs ago | Fredericksburg.com

Another chance at Medicaid expansion

Pennsylvania has reached agreement with the federal government on a plan to expand that state's Medicaid program to provide needed health coverage for half a million uninsured people. In reaching this agreement, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett joins Republican governors in Arizona, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota and Ohio.

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20 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

It's in Virginia's budget: $418,282 for Public health toxicology

Epidemiology itself is simply the study of the distribution of diseases. If there's an cluster of illnesses, what caused them? Was it environmental? That's where the division's public health toxicology program comes in.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Hokies get 2016 QB commitment from Logan Byrd

Andy Bitter is the Virginia Tech football beat writer for the Roanoke Times. Andy began covering the Hokies in October 2011 after spending three years covering Auburn for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia upsets Louisville, ends ACC losing skid

Virginia's defense dominated much of the day, and its offense did just enough Saturday to propel the Cavaliers to a 23-21 upset win over No.21 Louisville at Scott Stadium. The defense allowed an opening touchdown drive of 75 yards but kept Louisville quiet until early in the fourth quarter, when the Cardinals scored twice to take a 21-20 lead.

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The Inter-Mountain

War on Coal' a misleading phras...

I would like to register a formal complaint to the editors of this paper and others, including Gov. Tomblin and Shelley Moore Capito who complain about the "War on Coal."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia, Environmental Law, Law, Robert Byrd, US Senate, Democrat, Virginia, West Virginia Government

NBC29

Gov. McAuliffe Announces Council on Childhood Success Members

On August 11, Governor McAuliffe signed Executive Order 22, establishing the Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success. The Council will work to ensure that basic health, education, and childcare needs are being met for our youngest Virginians, ages 0-8.

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NBC12

Politifact Virginia: Obenshain on voter ID standards

Voter ID laws have been hotly debated across the country and right here in Virginia, where the General Assembly beefed up the requirements for what you need to produce when you come to vote. Leading the charge is former State Senator Mark Obenshain.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Examiner.com

Quarter million Virginians to lose health insurance by years-end

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported on Thursday that at least 250,000 Virginians will be receiving notices by the end of November that they may lose their health insurance plans by the end of the year. The cancellations are because existing plans are not in compliance with the Affordable Care Act and additional state laws.

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Patch.com

Traffic Alert: 95 HOV Lanes Closed This Weekend

Travelers on Interstate 95 may have a longer commute this weekend, with the HOV lanes closed for construction beginning Friday night, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Crews will be working on the 95 Express Lanes project, including installing overhead structures, paving and pulling fiber optic lines throughout the entire stretch of HOV lanes.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Gillespie: Focused on Warner, not a Sarvis spoiler

Republican Ed Gillespie is confidently taking his attacks on incumbent Sen. Mark Warner across Virginia, even though the Democrat holds a 20-point lead in recent polls ahead of November's election. Gillespie said in an interview that he is hopeful his economic plan will be key to giving his candidacy a boost because "electric bills are up, food costs are up, and people are feeling squeezed."

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NBC29

Feds: Workplace Deaths Down Last Year in VA, US

Labor officials say workplace deaths dropped in Virginia and nationwide last year. According to a preliminary report released by the U.S. Department of Labor, Virginia saw workplace fatalities decline 15 percent to 126 in 2013.

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NBC29

Governor McAuliffe Rallies Volunteers for Day of Service

As we reflect on the lives lost or forever changed in the wake of 9/11, for some the day is a call to action. Governor Terry McAuliffe addressed hundreds in Richmond Thursday as Virginia's first family and other leaders rallied volunteers for the Day of Service.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Bobby Huber update . . .

Lorraine Eaton is The Virginian-Pilot's award-winning Staff Epicure, who roams Tidewater writing about the foodways and cocktail scene. She is the author of "Tidewater Table," a local bestseller featuring coastal Virginia cooks and recipes In 2014, she co-authored the "Food Lover's Guide to Virginia," a culinary chapbook of the state's best eats.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

NBC29

Tourism Revenue Grew in Harrisonburg in 2013

Tourism was once more an important contributor to the local economy in 2013. Tourism revenue for the City of Harrisonburg reached $106,875,730 a 0.9 percent change over 2012.

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Loudoun Times

Sterling man sentenced to five years for sexual assault

A Sterling man will serve five years in prison for sexually assaulting a child over the course of several years.

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News Max

250,000 Virginians Will Have to Change Insurance Plans

The fallout from the Obama healthcare law continues in the states as about a quarter of a million Virginia residents will have their privately held insurance plans cut off this fall, forcing them to scramble to find coverage, NBC29-Va. reports.

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Irregular Times

Nick Rahall Acts To Make It Easier For Coal Companies To Poison West Virginians

It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection.

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

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