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56 min ago | 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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Related Topix: Virginia, Environmental Quality, Waste Management, Environmental

1 hr ago | 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

2 hrs ago | 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File: Climate researcher Michael E. Mann, formerly of the University of Virginia and now based at Penn State University Unpublished research by university scientists is exempt from the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday, rejecting an attempt by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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Related Topix: Virginia, University of Virginia, Penn State University Park

7 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Virginia, Nonfiction

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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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Republican, John Warner, George Allen, Virginia

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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Related Topix: Virginia, Tysons Corner, VA, World News

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

National Public Radio

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

Free Republic

For you Virginians out there. My old home. (VANITY(

Though I was born in R.I., my parents moved to VA when I was 2. I lived in the Old Dominion for decades and even though I left there about 10 years ago, I consider it home.

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WWWV-FM Charlottesville

GOP Says No To Medicaid Expansion

GOP leaders of the House of Delegates say they are firmly opposed to the Democrats' proposals to expand the Virginia Medicaid program.

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

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Tax Department Says Most Yearly Returns Are Done Online

Things change over time, including taxes. According to the Virginia Department of Taxation, refunds are coming back at lightning speed for those who file their income tax returns electronically.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Wheeling News

Gee Correct About WVU

At first glance, it might seem obvious that college and university presidents should make students their top priority.

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Related Topix: Virginia, West Virginia University, West Virginia

ARLnow.com

Rt. 50/10th Street/Courthouse Road Ramps to Open This Month

Several ramps that have been under construction for years as part the Route 50, N. Courthouse Road and 10th Street N. interchange project are scheduled to open later this month.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia Senate race raking in the millions

If Virginia's pricey 2012 U.S. Senate race is a template for this year's contest, voters should prepare for a barn burner with millions in opaque political cash raised and spent in the run-up to November.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Jim Webb, Senator Tim Kaine, George Allen, Republican, Virginia

The Virginian-Pilot

VSU player, a Lake Taylor grad, pleads guilty to assault

A Virginia State football player has pleaded guilty to assaulting Winston-Salem State's starting quarterback during a luncheon last November.

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WCAV

Gillespie Raises $2.2 Million in Virginia Senate Bid

The former Republican National Committee chairman's campaign says 60 percent of its donors are Virginians and 15 donors had previously given to Warner.

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Marietta Times

PSC OKs plans to improve power reliability

The plans announced Monday are for Monongahela Power Co. and Potomac Edison Co. The plans are part of a Public Service Commission of West Virginia directive in January 2013 requiring electric companies operating in the state to outline vegetation trimming programs for distribution and transmission lines.

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Related Topix: West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Virginia, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

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