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  • Sexual assault task force created for Va. colleges

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A task force to combat sexual assaults on Virginia's college campuses has been created by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe signed an executive order Thursday creating the Governor's Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence. The task force will include campus...

  • Va. agency gets $269K in mine safety funding

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is receiving nearly $269,000 in health and safety training grants from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration. The funding is part of $8.3 million in grants for 47 states and the Navajo Nation in fiscal year 2014. The state funds are...

  • Va-area artifacts vie for 'endangered' designation

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Time is running out to vote for some of the area's most unique relics that are vying for the title of Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts. The program sponsored by the Virginia Association of Museums is designed to create awareness of the importance of preserving...

  • Liberty U reaches record on-campus enrollment

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University says has reached record enrollment for on-campus students. The Lynchburg school founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell says more than 13,800 students are studying on its campus this semester. The surge in enrollment includes more than 7,700 students...

  • Va. craft beers to be showcased at Saturday event

    ROSELAND, Va. (AP) — More than 50 breweries from across Virginia are showcasing their beers at the 2014 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest in Nelson County. The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild is hosting the event Saturday at Devils Backbone Brewing Company, which includes the third annual Virginia Craft...

  • VIDEO: Ed Gillespie releases first TV ad

    The Virginia Republican candidate for Senate hits on all the major GOP talking points, like growing the middle class and hammering Washington policies that he believes are stunting economic growth.

  • Va. communities get grants for learning centers

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Communities across Virginia are getting funding to help offer tutoring and other educational services to students and their families. The Virginia Department of Education is awarding 47 new grants ranging from $50,000 to $200,000 through the 21st-Century Community Learning...

  • Virginia gets NASA funding for STEM education

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is sharing more than $17.3 million from NASA to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at community colleges and technical schools. Officials say the Virginia Community College System is getting funding through...

  • Solar panels to power Va. college radio station

    EMORY, Va. (AP) — Solar panels will soon be installed that will power Emory & Henry College's radio station. The college says it is paying half of the $80,000 cost of the panels. The other half will come from a foundation's grant. The college says two rows of 96 panels will be assembled below...

  • Republicans look for a long-shot win in Northern Virginia in Micah Edmond

    He's black. He's Jewish. He's a veteran. He's a Republican. And he's running for Jim Moran's House seat. "Anything can happen," Micah Edmond says.

  • Special session in Richmond could be a challenge for Virginia's Barbara Comstock

    Some wonder whether the Northern Virginia Republican's absence from the trail in the weeks before the general election could be a downside for her campaign.

  • VIDEO: Supreme Court puts gay marriage on hold in Virginia

    The United States Supreme Court says same sex couples in the state of Virginia will not be able to marry until the high court has a chance to rule on the case.

  • High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is delaying the start of same-sex marriage in Virginia. The court on Wednesday granted a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia to block same-sex marriages across the state while the issue is being appealed to the Supreme Court. The court provided...

  • Virginia students improve, beat US average on ACT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia students continue to improve and exceed the national average on the ACT college admissions exam, the Virginia Department of Education reported Wednesday. The department said Virginia public school students scored an average of 22.6 on the test this year. That tops...

  • Lynchburg-area schools screening for Ebola

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University is screening international students for the Ebola virus. Media outlets report that students received questionnaires this week regarding visits to any West African villages. Liberty also plans to monitor the students for 21 days. Other colleges in the...



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