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  • 2 tornadoes confirmed in Va. in wake of hurricane

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that two weak tornadoes touched down in Virginia Beach and Norfolk from Hurricane Arthur's rain bands. Media outlets report that the tornadoes early last Friday morning moved into areas briefly, toppling trees, damaging siding and...

  • Virginia gov orders evaluation of state contracts

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ordering the evaluation of the state's major information technology and service contracts. McAuliffe on Wednesday directed Virginia's secretaries of administration, finance and technology to deliver a report on the state's contracting...

  • Group: Cutting carbon emissions crucial in Va.

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Cutting carbon emissions and buffering Virginia's shoreline are crucial to heading off future flooding and coastal damage likely to be caused by sea level rise, an environmental group said Wednesday. Using a flood-prone church near downtown Norfolk as a backdrop, the...

  • Correction: Libertarian Lawsuit story

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a story July 3 about a Libertarian Party lawsuit challenging Virginia's ballot access laws, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the plaintiffs include nine former candidates. They are current candidates — one for U.S. Senate and eight for U.S. House of...

  • Fake ID sellers from Va., Rhode Island sentenced

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two more participants in a sophisticated multistate fake identification ring have been sentenced in federal court in Virginia. U.S. Attorney Dana Boente (BEN-tay) says 35-year-old Ivan Patino Sanchez of Richmond was sentenced this week to eight years in prison and...

  • Alexandria lifts moratorium on new bingo halls

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The public will get more places to play bingo in Alexandria after the city council temporarily lifted a moratorium on new bingo halls. The Town Talk reports (http://townta.lk/1rRv58s) the moratorium was lifted by resolution during Tuesday's regular council meeting....

  • Fluvanna police ID body found in burning car

    PALMYRA, Va. (AP) — Police have identified a body found in a burning car in Fluvanna County. The Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office tells media outlets that firefighters found the body of 34-year-old Brandon Chad Bruce of Palmyra while extinguishing the fire last Thursday. The sheriff's office...

  • Man fatally shot in standoff in Washington County

    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — A Washington County man is dead following a standoff with police. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says 55-year-old Dennis D. Morrell was fatally shot Tuesday evening after he threatened officers with a gun. Geller says the standoff began Tuesday afternoon...

  • More Va. vets eligible for driving program

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles says more veterans are now eligible for the state's Troops to Trucks program. The program helps military personnel about to leave service or new veterans obtain a Virginia commercial driver's licenses and assists with their...

  • Va. gov to travel to China, UK on trade mission

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is leaving on his first international trade mission. McAuliffe leaves Wednesday for a week-long trip to China and the United Kingdom where he will try and drum up businesses for Virginia. Spokesman Brian Coy says McAuliffe and a handful of...

  • Dem candidate is all for expanding Medicaid program that his wife's practice doesn't accept

    John Foust, a Democratic House candidate in Virginia, has made it a point to attack his Republican opponent, Barbara Comstock, for opposing the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

  • EXography: North Dakota, Texas top state economic growth since end of the Great Recession of 2008

    Last month, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released its newest annual data on each state's real gross domestic product, running through 2013. Among other things, the numbers reveal important insights into how each state fared in the period following the Great Recession — and possibly...

  • VIDEO --- WEX Backstory: Dave Brat examined

    Dave Brat made national headlines earlier this month when he unseated incumbent House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

  • Dave Brat doesn't have a 23-year-old campaign manager anymore

    Dave Brat has a new campaign manager, and she's an Eric Cantor alum.

  • This swing state's internal political fights are changing Congress

    If there's one lesson from the past week, it's that inside-baseball Virginia political fights can have mammoth national implications. Virginia Republicans disagree on the depth and breadth of their divisions. But there's one interesting point of consensus, and it's that Ed Gillespie is a...



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