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1 hr ago | Potomac Local

Community Center Offering Discount During Virginia Sales Tax Holiday

As parents start to think about back-to-school shopping, Manassas Park Community Center is offering a discount for new members.

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3 hrs ago | The Carroll News

Larrowe's persistence praised in Vanguard's move to Carroll12:01 pm

As it started to look for a locality to expand its operation, Virginia was the last place on the mind of Vanguard Furniture.

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7 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

Virginia keeping drug used in botched executions

Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said Friday that officials aren't considering eliminating midazolam as one of three drugs that can be used as the first dose in Virginia's three-drug cocktail.

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9 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

What to do with the blueberry bounty?

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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13 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

US airlines to resume flights to Israel

Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Weather, Toddlers, Family, Train Disaster, Steve Bullock, US Governors

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WCAV

Need To Know - Wednesday July 23, 2014

RANDY TAYLOR SENTENCED: A Nelson County judge gave two life sentences to Randy Taylor for the murder of Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Couple killed in Eastern Shore tornado on annual trip

Virginia State Police said Lord N. Balatbat and Lolibeth E. Ortega, both 38, were in a tent when a tree fell on them.

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Patch.com

Virginians to Receive $9 Million in Insurance Refunds under Obamacare

Nearly $9 million in insurance refunds will be made available to 104,000 Virginia consumers thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced Thursday.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Health insurance refunds due by Aug. 1; more than 100,000 Virginians owed almost $9 million

Virginians will receive almost $9 million in health insurance refunds for 2013 from insurance companies that failed to meet the 80/20 rule imposed by the Affordable Care Act , according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services .

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Related Topix: Virginia, Health Insurance, Health, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Healthcare Law, Law

The Jersey Journal

Jersey City couple dies in Virginia storm

In this aerial photo people inspect damage at Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton County, Va., Thursday, July 24, 2014, after a severe storm swept through the area.

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Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

John Buckley, Libertarian Senate Candidate From West Virginia

After retiring from many years as an official with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Buckley is running for Senate this year from West Virginia, where he has a home with his same-sex partner, with the Libertarian Party.

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

The Washington Post

Poll: Warner maintains lead over Gillespie in Senate race

Former governor Mark Warner remains a force in Virginia politics, opening a 25-point lead over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie in the early stages of the U.S. Senate race, a new poll shows.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Virginia, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Roanoke College

The Marmot's Hole

Virginian congressional candidate panders to Korean voters

The areas of Fairfax and McLean have a large Korean population. The third most common language in Virginia is, believe it or not, Korean.

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Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

US plans West Virginia refunds under Affordable Care Act

The payments are being made under a provision of the act that requires insurers to make the refunds if they spend an excessive amount on red tape and bonuses for executives.

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WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Poll: Warner Leads Gillespie in Senate Race

The poll found only one-third of Virginians think that President Obama should issue executive orders to reform immigration policy, while a majority prefer that he works with Congress even if that means no action is taken.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Tests find Va. towna s water contaminated

The contamination was discovered in a sample taken from a home on July 8. The advisory was issued Tuesday after six additional samples from the town's wells tested positive for E. coli.

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Related Topix: Health, E. Coli, Virginia

Point Pleasant Register

Taking U.S. 35 funding to feds

Funding the completion of U.S. 35 was included in the discussion at the most recent meeting of the Mason County Commission.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Nick II Rahall, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Virginia, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin

NBC29

Healthy Virginians Aim of Conference Held at UVA

Dorothy McAuliffe was in Charlottesville Wednesday along with state Health and Human Resources Secretary Bill Hazel.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia exchange subsidies in jeopardy after court ruling

But if a D.C. federal court ruling announced Tuesday on exchange subsidies is ultimately upheld, that Georgia number could precipitously shrink.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia Government, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Health Insurance, Health, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Virginia

Patch.com

VIDEO: Update on I-95 Express Lanes

With 80 percent of construction completed, officials from the Virginia Department of Transportation recently gave an update on progress to the I-95 Express Lanes .

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