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  • Va. small business owners advocate for Medicaid

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A group of small business owners want Virginia House Republicans to drop their opposition to expanding publicly funded health care to low-income residents. Lee Russell, a butcher from Fredericksburg is scheduled to deliver a letter Wednesday signed by more than 400...

  • Va. Tech massacre's 7th anniversary to be marked

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The victims of the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech will be remembered at ceremonies in Richmond and Blacksburg. One remembrance is scheduled Wednesday in Richmond's Capitol Square. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's chief of staff, Paul Regan, and Secretary of Education...

  • Va regs set hearings on Appalachian Power rates

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia regulators have scheduled hearings on rates that Appalachian Power charges customers for generation, distribution, and transmission services. The State Corporation Commission has set a Sept. 16 hearing in Richmond to review the electric provider's rates. Any...

  • Officials celebrate Delmarva poultry industry

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Members of Delaware's congressional delegation are joining in an annual celebration of the Delmarva region's poultry industry. U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons both planned to attend the 58th annual Delmarva Poultry Industry banquet in Salisbury, Md. on Wednesday....

  • Metro resumes weekend work after 4-week break

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a four-week break for cherry blossom season, Metro is back to doing weekend work again. Metro says that beginning Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through Sunday, free shuttle buses will replace trains on portions of the orange and blue lines. On the orange line,...

  • DC to celebrate Emancipation Day

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia leaders and residents are preparing to celebrate a holiday that's unique to the nation's capital. D.C. Emancipation Day commemorates the date in 1862 when President Abraham Lincoln freed all slaves in the city. Lincoln signed the Emancipation...

  • 751-foot ship grounded in Chesapeake Bay

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A large ship has gone aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay and the Coast Guard says it has received reports of other ships dragging anchor due to high winds. Petty Officer First Class Brandyn Hill said the 751-foot vessel ended up in 15 feet of water Tuesday night but was...

  • Defense contractor agrees to $1.1M settlement

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal officials say a Virginia defense contractor has agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve allegations that the company falsified its employees' qualifications to overbill the government. The settlement between Computer Sciences Corp. of Falls Church and the federal...

  • Va. community colleges relax speech restrictions

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Community College System relaxed its policy governing student speech and demonstrations Tuesday, less than a month after being sued by a student who was barred from preaching on campus. Community colleges spokesman Jeff Kraus said the executive committee of...

  • Md. gives customers a break on utility cutoffs

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Public Service Commission says utility customers are getting a break after an unusually cold winter. The commission's order recognized the commitment of certain utilities to extend until May 31 a period in which they are restricted from terminating service to...

  • VIDEO: House Democrats urge GOP to take up unemployment benefits bill

    The Senate on Monday approved a bill to extend long-term unemployment benefits for five months with a vote of 59-38. The bill now needs to pass the House of Representatives, which may prove to be a tougher task.   House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., praised the Senate for the...

  • VIDEO: Obama takes executive action on equal pay

    President Obama on Tuesday announced a new executive order that will prohibit federal contractors from retaliating against employees who openly discuss compensation in the workplace.

  • VIDEO: Obama announces $100m grant at Maryland school

    President Obama traveled to a high school in suburban Maryland on Monday morning to announce a new $100 million grant awarded to schools that are promoting programs aimed at giving students new skills.

  • VIDEO: Republicans push law making it easier to fire Veterans Affairs officials

    Republican lawmakers from both chambers of Congress met Thursday morning with veterans activists groups to highlight new legislation aimed at giving Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki more authority to fire upper-level management officials who aren't properly completing their...

  • VIDEO: GM CEO Mary Barra faces Congress over faulty ignition switch

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra appeared before a House committee Tuesday to explain the automaker's role in handling a faulty ignition switch that is responsible for at least 13 deaths.



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    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • As Goes North Carolina

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