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  • Online grocer Relay Foods to expand Va. operations

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Online grocer Relay Foods is planning to invest more than $710,000 to expand its operations in Richmond, creating 75 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the expansion of Relay Foods' fulfillment center accommodates increased local demand and supports its entry into new markets....

  • Deadly domestic violence focus of Va. conference

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Deadly domestic violence is the focus of a conference in Williamsburg that will bring together law enforcement officials and advocates for victims of domestic abuse. The conference begins Wednesday and runs through Friday. Virginia's secretary of public safety and...

  • Rally for Dave Brat to feature Sen. Jeff Sessions

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia 7th Congressional District Republican candidate Dave Brat's campaign is hosting an outdoor fundraising rally that will feature Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions and conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. The Brat campaign announced the event Tuesday. The...

  • Va. hospitals lament limited health care expansion

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With an expansion of Medicaid in Virginia all but pronounced dead, the state's hospitals and health care systems are bracing for tough decisions on how to balance their budgets. Lawmakers are holding a special legislative session on the topic starting Thursday, but there's...

  • Va. attorney general sues major banks for $1.1B

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is suing some of the world's largest banks for $1.15 billion in damages related to the housing market crash, saying the financial institutions fraudulently sold risky mortgage-backed securities to the state's public pension system....

  • Report: 30 percent of Va. schools come up short

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia education officials say more than 30 percent of the state's public schools failed to meet full accreditation standards last year. The Department of Education reported Tuesday that 68 percent of the state's 1,827 schools were fully accredited based on Standards of...

  • Police to resume search for missing UVa student

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville police expect to resume the search for a University of Virginia student who has been missing since early Saturday. Lt. Ronnie Roberts said authorities searched a large area east of the university well Monday and found no trace of 18-year-old Hannah...

  • Buchanan couple killed in apparent murder-suicide

    OAKWOOD, Va. (AP) — Buchanan County's sheriff says the fatal shootings of an Oakwood couple are believed to be a murder-suicide. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/1DecMhX ) that deputies identified the victims as 56-year-old Katherine Diane Cline and her husband, 45-year-old...

  • Richmond police: 2 dead in apartment shooting

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond police say two people have been found dead inside an apartment. Capt. Martin A. Harrison tells media outlets that police received a call shortly after 10 p.m. Monday about shots fired at the Meadow Creek apartment complex. He says the bodies of a man and a woman...

  • Va. version of FDR's CCC seeking applicants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is looking for stewards of public lands under a program inspired by the Depression-era Civil Conservation Corps. The modern-day version is called the Virginia Service and Conservation Corps. The state Department of Conservation and Recreation is teaming up with the...

  • Va. geologists to probe Petersburg Battlefield

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — The state Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy has received a $79,000 grant to begin work on a digital geologic map for Petersburg National Battlefield. The mapping is made possible through a grant from the National Park Service. DMME geologists will collect data to...

  • Governor, lawmakers announce Va. budget cuts

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers are planning to fill a $882 million budget shortfall by tapping the state government's rainy day fund and making cuts to various agencies, universities, and local governments. The plan won't affect K-12 school spending...

  • Va. president: 'deep concern' for missing student

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan says the university community is deeply concerned about a student who has been missing since early Saturday. Sullivan issued the statement Monday as police continued to search for Hannah Elizabeth Graham. Police say...

  • Va. AG's office to assist local inmates' re-entry

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia attorney general's office is creating the position of a statewide coordinator to prepare local inmates for their return to society. Attorney General Mark R. Herring also announced Monday the creation of a re-entry portal to assist in that effort. While the...

  • Virginia income tax dependence cited in report

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is among the states whose coffers depend most on a state income tax, and a recent report links a decline in the growth rate of state income tax revenues to the rising concentration of income for the richest households. A report by the credit ratings agency Standard...



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