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34 min ago | The Virginian-Pilot

The hottest ticket in town . . .

Lorraine Eaton is The Virginian-Pilot's award-winning Staff Epicure, who roams Tidewater writing about the foodways and cocktail scene.

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4 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

Speeding on Route 17 ongoing problem, VDOT says | With Video

It's been a year since construction started to widen Route 17, better known as George Washington Memorial Highway, and travelers may have noticed some changes recently.

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8 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

Virginia Task Force to Target Worker Misclassification, Payroll Fraud

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently signed an executive order establishing an inter-agency task force that will target worker misclassification and payroll fraud.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Skanska's U.S. Chief Sees More Public-Private Infrastructure to Come

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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The Virginian-Pilot

Clergy readying to perform same-sex marriages in Virginia

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.

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Christian Science Monitor

West Virginia Senate test: Which candidate can cozy up closest to coal?

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Virginia, Beckley, WV

WCAV

Polls are Open for Special Elections in Va.

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.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Defense case continues today in McDonnell trial

What's happening in politics and lawmaking in Richmond, Hampton Roads and around Virginia? Our reporters share tips, tidbits and stories here.

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The Inquirer & Mirror

At the Atheneum: "The Internal Enemy"

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.

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Watersblogged

Hillary Clinton is front and center in House super PAC ad

Hillary Clinton isn't running for Congress in Virginia's 10th district. But you wouldn't know that based on a Democratic super PAC web ad targeting the race.

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Related Topix: US News, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Frank Wolf, Virginia, Bill Clinton, History in the News

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Common Dreams

ACLU and Lambda Legal Ask Supreme Court to Reject Motion to Delay Virginia Marriages

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.

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WVEC-TV Norfolk

Developing Storyupdate: Supreme Court considers delaying same-sex marriage in Virginia

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.

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Related Topix: US News, Virginia, Prince William County, VA, US Supreme Court, John G. Roberts

NBC29

Virginia Energy Council Holds Meeting in Richmond

Energy leaders gathered in Richmond Monday to put their heads together and figure out how to move the commonwealth forward.

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NBC29

Former UVA Associate Dean Elected Chief Justice of VA Supreme Court

Lemons will succeed Chief Justice Cynthia Kinser, who will retire on Dec. 31. His four-year term will begin Jan. 1, 2015.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Cabinet sec'y: McDonnell didn't seek favors for Williams

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.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia corn crop expected to decline in 2014

The forecast is based on Aug. 1 conditions as surveyed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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WWWV-FM Charlottesville

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Rivanna Supervisor Ken Boyd says he shares the doubts of local business leaders who are skeptical of the state's latest list of Route 29 improvements.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

West Virginia Metro

Marshall president says education reform discussion must continue

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.

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The Aiken Standard

Cornbread and Buttermilk: We ain't as ignorant as they think

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.

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