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2 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Virginia, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government

4 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Virginia, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Wedding

8 hrs ago | 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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11 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Virginia, West Virginia, West Virginia Government

15 hrs ago | 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)


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

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

On Virginia's political ethics, the verdict, sadly, is already in

The federal corruption trial that began Monday in Richmond against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, will lay bare the couple's unseemly quest for money while in office.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Virginia


Federal decision in Virginia clears way for gay marriage in NC, official says

A three-judge panel on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes North Carolina, declared that Virginia's prohibition on same-sex marriage was an unconstitutional limit on the right to marry.


Related Topix: North Carolina, North Carolina Government, Virginia, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Washington Examiner

Warner: Export-Import Bank supports Va. port jobs

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner says the U.S. Export-Import Bank helps support thousands of jobs in Virginia and needs to be reauthorized.


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

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Virginia politics: Sen. Warner urges renewal of Ex-Im Bank | With Video

A few years ago, the Export-Import Bank was one of the things most Democrats and Republicans agreed upon and the fact that it's now at risk is a sign of how badly partisan Washington has become, Sen. Mark Warner said Monday.


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


Federal Judges Rule Virginia Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

A panel of federal appeals judges struck down Virginia's marriage ban on Monday, adding this case to two others regarding marriage equality that could soon be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.


Related Topix: Virginia, US News, US Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Richmond, VA

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Virginia inching towards legalizing same-sex marriage

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, the latest in a string of decisions overturning bans across the country.


Related Topix: Virginia, US Politics, Senator Tim Kaine, US News, US Senate, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gay/Lesbian, Richmond, VA

USA Today

Democrat turns out White House lights in campaign ad

Democrat Natalie Tennant is turning out the lights at the White House to show she's no fan of President Obama's policies on coal.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Senator Jay Rockefeller, West Virginia, Virginia, West Virginia Government

WTKR-TV Norfolk

Federal appeals court strikes down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages

A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage in another legal victory for gay and lesbian couples seeking the right to legally wed.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Virginia

Washington Times

Conservative group warns McAuliffe not to go it alone on Medicaid expansion

A conservative group unveiled a television ad Monday that warns Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to think twice before expanding Medicaid without legislative approval.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Virginia

WTOP-FM Washington

Seafood label fraud hurts local fishing, politicians say

Crab fraud occurs when companies catch crab in other parts of the world, repackage it and label it as being from the United States.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Barbara Mikulski, Senator Tim Kaine, Virginia

Sun Jul 27, 2014

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Virginia Keeps Drug For Lethal Injections That Had Problems Elsewhere

A drug that was used in botched executions in other states will remain part of Virginia's lethal injection mixture.


Related Topix: Virginia, Ohio, Ohio Government, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arizona Government

The Washington Post

Therea s a lot to learn about Va. Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam

It isn't unusual for a lieutenant governor to work in obscurity, but Virginia's current No.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Gerald Connolly, Democrat, Virginia, Gay/Lesbian, Healthcare Law, Law

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Sarvis: "Virginia Voters Lost in First Debate"

"I'll leave it to the pundits and partisans to argue about who won today's debate, but I can tell you who lost--the Virginia voters.


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Hopewell News

Few health concerns over fuel spill

A fuel spill that shut down traffic on Interstate 95 all day Thursday has not affected the water supply for the area, and residents near the spill shouldn't experience problems other than possibly a slight odor.


Related Topix: Virginia, Boat Disaster, Fort Lee, VA, Prince George, VA, Petersburg, VA

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Both directions of I-77 tunnel reopen after fire

The northbound lanes of an Interstate 77 tunnel along the Virginia-West Virginia border have reopened after being shut down for a day following a tractor-trailer fire.


Related Topix: Fire, Virginia, West Virginia, West Virginia Government