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  • 2 plead guilty in Va. reserve officer slaying case

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Two people have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the slaying of a Waynesboro reserve police officer. Leslie Hope Casterlow of Manassas and Anthony Lee White of Louisa are among nine people who were indicted on federal charges in the case. Online court...

  • Local performers being booked for Va. State Fair

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — Organizers for the 2014 State Fair of Virginia are seeking Virginia musicians, dancers and others to perform at the fall event. Officials say they're accepting applications from Virginia-based performers for the event's local music venue. One-hour slots are available on...

  • Va. changes regs on long-term care insurance

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia regulators are encouraging long-term care insurance policyholders to take advantage of changes that strengthen protections against unintentional coverage lapses due to nonpayment. The Bureau of Insurance of the State Corporation Commission says insurers have long...

  • New Va. state transportation map available

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials say the state's new transportation map is now available. The Virginia Department of Transportation said more than 2 million maps are available at state welcome centers and by request at safety rest areas. State maps also are available at VDOT offices...

  • Republicans announce special session on Medicaid

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republican legislative leaders have scheduled a special session in September to debate whether to expand Medicaid eligibility, something GOP lawmakers have already made clear they oppose. House Speaker William J. Howell and Senate Majority Leader Thomas K....

  • Korean firm to pay $2M to settle case in Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A South Korean chemical company has agreed to pay $2 million to settle a criminal complaint alleging attempted theft of a competitor's trade secrets. The complaint against Toray Chemical Korea Inc. was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Richmond. In an accompanying...

  • Reactions to Confederate flag removal in Va. mixed

    LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — A plan to remove Confederate battle flags from a chapel on Washington and Lee University's campus is drawing mixed reactions from members of the community. University president Kenneth Ruscio told faculty and students on Tuesday that the Lexington school is removing the...

  • 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...

  • 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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