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1 hr ago | Wall Street Journal
Skanska, a global colossus with $21 billion of revenue last year, first ventured into public-private partnerships in the U.S. in 2005 and closed its first deal in 2012 when a team including Skanska won a contract to finance, build and operate the $2.1 billion Elizabeth River Crossings project for improving and building tunnels under the Elizabeth ... (more)
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Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'
5 hrs ago | Logan Banner
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9 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot
They have no way of knowing how many will show up, but more than 60 clergy will head to courthouses across the state Thursday to officiate the first same-sex weddings in Virginia's history.
9 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor
Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito speaks during the Working for Jobs Rally in Beckley, W.Va., Tuesday, Aug. 19. Looking on are Sen. Evan Jenkins and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
12 hrs ago | WCAV
Polls are open in three special elections for seats in the General Assembly, including a critical race that will determine control of the state Senate.
15 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot
What's happening in politics and lawmaking in Richmond, Hampton Roads and around Virginia? Our reporters share tips, tidbits and stories here.
20 hrs ago | The Inquirer & Mirror
Historian Alan Taylor's latest book, " The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832," which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize, is an extraordinary and detailed account of slavery, war and liberty in colonial America.
Today, the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Virginia, and Lambda Legal will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to deny the motion filed Thursday by Prince William County Clerk Michele McQuigg seeking to stay the recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Schaefer v.
UPDATE 5 P.M.: As expected, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has asked the Supreme Court to stay a lower court ruling that would end Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage this week.
Energy leaders gathered in Richmond Monday to put their heads together and figure out how to move the commonwealth forward.
Lemons will succeed Chief Justice Cynthia Kinser, who will retire on Dec. 31. His four-year term will begin Jan. 1, 2015.
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, arrives at federal court with his attorneys, John Brownlee, left, and Henry Asbill, in Richmond on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, to begin presenting McDonnell's defense.
The forecast is based on Aug. 1 conditions as surveyed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Marshall University President Stephen Kopp says there's a grassroots effort underway to keep the state's K-12 education system at the forefront of discussion.
Once again I am called upon to defend the honor of Southern brainpower against those fancy statisticians who try to measure smartness by the numbers and thus put the South near the bottom in everything.
West Virginia's daily adult smoking rate did not fall below 20 percent of the population between 1995 and 2010.
The candidates in a special election that will determine which political party controls the state Senate are spending big money and throwing sharp elbows ahead of Tuesday's contest.
Updated: Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:33 pm
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