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  • Medicaid expansion debate good for insurers in Virginia

    Some of the biggest health insurance companies in the country are poised to benefit from the debate over expanding Medicaid in Virginia, regardless of its outcome.

  • Fire destroys historic Shenandoah Alms House

    MAURERTOWN, Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed the historic Alms House at the Shenandoah County Farm. Media outlets report that the fire occurred Sunday morning at the 18th-century structure in Maurertown. Shenandoah County spokesman John Collins says two people...

  • Va. OKs 2 historical markers for Lynchburg

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia historical markers are being added to the Lynchburg landscape. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources markers will recognize Amelia Perry Pride's Dorchester Home for impoverished former slave women. A Hampton University graduate, Pride established the...

  • Forum on coal dust effects set in Norfolk

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Environmental groups are holding a forum in Norfolk on the effects of coal dust on health and the environment. The forum, called "Norfolk's Coal Dust Blues," is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the Webb Center at Old Dominion University. Speakers include Sierra Club...

  • 3 killed in single-car wreck in Buckingham County

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say two adults and a child are dead following a single-car crash in Buckingham County. The accident occurred early Sunday morning on Route 15, less than a mile north of Route 620. State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller identified the victims as...

  • Medicaid expansion debate good for insurers

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some of the biggest health insurance companies in the country are poised to benefit from the debate over expanding Medicaid in Virginia, regardless of its outcome. If Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Democratically controlled Virginia Senate prevail, the state will expand...

  • Authorities investigate Va. plane crash, 2 injured

    TREVILIANS, Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a small plane crash that injured two people in Louisa County. Virginia State Police Sgt. Thomas J. Molnar tells media outlets that a possible cause was mechanical failure with the single-engine plane's engine. Molnar says the 1980...

  • Liberty U. to open new music, arts center in 2015

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University plans to open a new Center for Music & the Worship Arts in 2015. The 144,-square-foot building will house a 1,600-seat fine arts auditorium, two student recital halls and classrooms, practice rooms, teaching studios, and piano, songwriting and music...

  • Va historic area explores colonial consumerism

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A new exhibit at Colonial Williamsburg is showcasing a variety of Chinese porcelain available in colonial America and exploring consumerism during the 18th century. Officials say the display at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum dispels a popular belief that...

  • Va educators partner to help disabled students

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Educators in Virginia are partnering to help students with disabilities succeed after they leave school. The Center on Transition Innovations is a collaboration between the Virginia Department of Education and Virginia Commonwealth University. Officials say it will serve...

  • Southern steam locomotive trips planned for spring

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk Southern is again partnering with the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society to host steam locomotive excursion trips in 2014. The Norfolk, Va.-based railroad operator says there are spring trips scheduled in seven states...

  • Va. beach resort for African-Americans honored

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A coastal resort in Hampton for African Americans throughout the South is being recognized with a Virginia historical marker. Approved by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, the marker will recognize the Bay Shore Hotel, which opened in 1898 as a cooperative...

  • New Va. forester a familiar face

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has named a new state forester. Bettina K. Ring is making a return to the Department of Forestry, where she worked for 14 years. She left in 2001 as deputy state forester. Ring returns to state government after serving as senior vice president of...

  • Sunk: Climate change threatens to flood world's largest Navy base, warns Gov. Terry McAuliffe

    Recently elected Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is warning that global warming could raise sea levels high enough to flood the Hampton Roads region, home to the world's largest naval base, without immediate and “smart decisions.” Addressing an environmental summit this week at...

  • Arlington County's Vihstadt to be sworn in

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Arlington County Board's newest member is set to be sworn in. The swearing-in ceremony for John Vihstadt (VYE'-stat) is scheduled for Friday afternoon at the county board offices. The independent will be the first non-Democrat to serve on the board since 1999....



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