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1 hr ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Funds available in Va. to address military impacts

Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the grants are being supported by $4.36 million from the Virginia Federal Action Contingency Trust Fund.

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5 hrs ago | WRVA-AM Richmond

AUDIO: Virginia Sends Firefighters To Oregon

Virginia's Department of Forestry has sent 22 firefighters to help fight fires out in the Northwest.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

NBC29

Car Hits VDOT Paint Truck on I-64 in Albemarle

A crash involving a Virginia Department of Transportation paint truck shut down both westbound lanes of Interstate 64 in Albemarle County Monday morning.

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NBC29

Council to Vote on Grant to Reunite Parents, Foster Children

Charlottesville City Council will vote Monday night on whether to approve a $5,000 grant from the Bama Works Fund to help reunite foster children with their biological families.

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Bellingham Herald

Possible unsafe practices found at W.Va. clinic

The investigation by West Virginia health officials found that, prior to November 2013, needles and syringes were reused at Valley Pain Management to administer pain medications and saline solutions, and the same pain medication vial was used for more than one patient, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the Ohio ... (more)

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Townhall

Virginia election system gets a new boss | Kenric Ward | 33

Edgardo Cortes was appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to be commissioner of the Department of Elections , a new sub-Cabinet post.

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News Max

GOP Candidates Campaign Hard For Non-White Vote

Republican candidates are wooing Asian, Hispanic, Indian and other non-white voters in the 2014 campaign, The Washington Post reported.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Virginia, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

WNYC-AM New York

Rubio: Small Government Can Help Fix Economic Inequality

Sen. Marco Rubio , a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender, is concerned about issues of access to affordable education, availability of job training and prospects for economic mobility.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, Florida Government, Florida, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Strasburg Streetscape Project

Crews will begin work on the first of two phases of Strasburg's Downtown Streetscape Project plan on Monday.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

NewsandSentinel.com

Manufacturing group chief touts West Virginia

Rebecca Randolph left West Virginia for Cleveland after college to pursue better career options, but the Mountain State was always on her mind.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Sea-level rise musical informs while entertaining

Playwright and composer Eric Schorr, left, and Virginia Stage Company's artistic director, Christopher Hanna, are posed in the Wells Theatre in Norfolk on Friday morning.

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WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Decision coming on bomber training area expansion

Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia.

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Related Topix: US Military, Ellsworth Air Force Base, US Air Force, Minot Air Force Base, US News, Virginia, West Virginia, West Virginia Government

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Scammers Target West Virginians with Fake Job Ads

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging West Virginians who may be looking for work to be on the lookout for fake job postings and other employment scams online.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Supreme Court's ruling in Hampton case has impact | Crime & Legal Issues notebook

Less than a month after the Virginia Supreme Court reversed a Hampton man's conviction - and 128-year prison sentence - the issue that caused the case to be vacated was raised during another trial in the same courthouse.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Virginia, 2012, Gliese Games, Video Games

Hampton Roads Daily Press

VDOT still plans to use lane-reversal evacuation strategy for Hampton Roads for now | Street Smart

A mandated 60-day review of the state's hurricane emergency and evacuation plan is due on Gov. Terry McAuliffe's desk by Aug. 15. The governor ordered the review in May after participating in an emergency exercise, during which he expressed doubts about the state's ability to safely evacuate Hampton Roads .

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Weirton Daily Times

Planned Dominion pipeline upsets West Virginia residents

In order to meet what the company calls an increasing demand for natural gas on the East Coast, Dominion Resources has plans to send supplies of natural gas produced in the Upper Ohio Valley to North Carolina via its Southeast Reliability Project pipeline system.

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Rock Hill Herald

Our leaders fail to find fix for roads

S.C. Department of Transportation workers make repairs Thursday to the Interstate 77 bridge over the Catawba River after the recent discovery of a foot-wide hole South Carolina has the most dangerous rural roads in the nation and state lawmakers don't have the collective political will to do anything about it.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Marines, sailors to train in Southside, central Virginia

Residents in Southside and central Virginia could see military aircraft and ground vehicles through July 30 as Marines and sailors prepare for a deployment later this year.

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The Washington Post

Virginia's GOP hurts the poor and the budget by refusing Medicaid expansion

THE 200TH day of 2014 happened to fall this weekend. Depending on which figures you prefer, that means Virginia's refusal to opt into expanded Medicaid since Jan. 1 has cost the state at least $693 million in federal funding.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Future African leaders get a crash course in U.S. history

Irene Ikomu of Uganda, left, Rumbidzai Dube of Zimbabwe, center, and Alora Jiang of China share a laugh and some local fare during a cookout Wednesday, July 16, 2014, for a group of young African leaders visiting the College of William & Mary for two weeks as part of a White House initiative.

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