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3 hrs ago | Washington Examiner
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.
7 hrs ago | Northern Virginia Daily
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.
11 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot
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.
15 hrs ago | Fredericksburg.com
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
A Sterling man will serve five years in prison for sexually assaulting a child over the course of several years.
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.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 06:06 pm
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