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2 hrs ago | GlobeNewswire

Commonwealth of Virginia awards Remote Sensing Contract to Envirotest

Envirotest, subsidiary of Opus Inspection, Inc., has been awarded a contract to provide enhanced "Remote Sensing Services," to include "Clean Screen" and "High Emitter" identification as an integral part of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Air Check Virginia emissions inspection program.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Washington Times

Law enforcement agencies lament Virginia drone-use moratorium

The 45-deputy agency, which is responsible for serving warrants and keeping the peace in a rural corner of southwestern Virginia, purchased the small remote-controlled "quad copters" in February, but the $400 apiece gadgets remain grounded as part of a temporary moratorium on drone use in the state.

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The Washington Post

Hitting an extensive new mountain biking trail in Va.

I'm flying down the hill, on a mountain-biking high, when boom! My tires skid and I tumble back to reality in a twisted heap of limbs and metal.

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The Town Talk

Senators spent $1 million on charter flights last year

Last summer, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., embarked on what his office trumpeted as a four-day, 1,000-mile trip across his state, with press releases noting he "woke up early to hit the road," making stops at a minor league ballpark, a craft brewery and a Roanoke rail yard, among others.

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Cybercast News Service

Virginia Elections Board: Expired Photo IDs Are 'Valid' For VotingCNS

"What we are after is to find out if this person representing themselves at the polls is who they say they are," However, the law's patron, state Sen. Mark Obenshain , challenged the board's action in a June 16 letter to SBE Secretary Don Palmer, claiming it "violates the plain meaning of the statute."

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The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia, student settle ABC lawsuit for $212,500

Virginia's attorney general says a $212,500 settlement has been reached with a University of Virginia student who was arrested after her purchase of water was mistaken for beer.

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NewsandSentinel.com

I-77 tunnel repair along W.Va.-Va. border complete

The West Virginia Division of Highways says the Virginia Department of Transportation has completed its repairs of the East River Mountain Tunnel.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

NBC12

No construction yet: who's responsible for spending $300 million on hurricane evacuation route?

It's a nightmare scenario: nearly a million people are forced to evacuate from the coast, as a hurricane takes aim at Virginia.

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WSET-TV Lynchburg

Lynchburg Housing Officials Plead With Landlords To Accept Virginian Tenants

If the 40 tenants that need a place to live are still looking, they'll be looking while out on the street.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Tuition costs in Virginia climb after budget impasse

Tuition jumped by 5.2 percent on average at public four-year colleges and universities and by 4.6 percent at community colleges, according to data released Wednesday by the State Council on Higher Education for Virginia.

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AmmoLand

Petition to Remove Gun Sound Suppressors / Hearing Protectors As NFA Regulated Items

With noise complaints about people legally shooting in their backyards or legally hunting, suppressors would make a big difference and should be readily available, like any other firearm accouterments.

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WCAV

DMV's Mobile Service Centers Traveling Across Va.

Officials say the five "DMV 2 Go" service centers are making stops around the state in August.

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WTOP-FM Washington

DMV's mobile service centers traveling across Va.

Officials say the five "DMV 2 Go" service centers are making stops around the state in August.

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Examiner.com

Virginia U.S. Senate candidates react to Fourth Circuit gay marriage ruling

Two of the three candidates for the U.S. Senate from Virginia released official statements in reaction to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Bostic v.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Pentagon: F-22 whistleblower inquiry to wrap up in August

More than two years after a Hampton-based F-22 pilot's career stalled when he and a colleague spoke out about life-threatening problems with the Air Force's newest fighter jet, Pentagon investigators say they'll complete their investigation of his treatment in August.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Wegmans adding four grocery stores in Virginia

Wegmans Food Markets says it plans to add 10 stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions over the next year or two.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Former governor's wife had "crush" on CEO, attorney says

Maureen McDonnell, center, wife of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, walks into U.S. District Court in Richmond on Monday, July 28, 2014, for the start of her and her husband's corruption trial.

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WSET-TV Lynchburg

Virginia's Popular Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Returns Friday

It's time to make your shopping list because Virginia's popular sales tax holiday for clothing, footwear, and school and office supplies begins Friday.

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Caution urged to drivers during tunnel repairs

Traffic was flowing smoothly Monday through East River Mountain Tunnel despite a recent tractor-trailer fire that closed part of Interstate 77 on July 25, but travelers can expect delays and lane changes while repairs continue.

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Medical News

Health law playing key role in Virginia politics

The Richmond Times-Dispatch : Warner-Gillespie Debate Offers Look At The Politics Of Health Care When Sen. Mark R. Warner faces his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie in their first debate today at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia, the two are likely to clash over the Democrat's support for the Affordable Care Act, which Gillespie wants to ... (more)

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