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  • Va. Senate poll: Warner over Gillespie 53%-31%, called 'envy of Senate'

    Virginia Senate poll has incumbent Mark Warner beating Republican challenger Ed Gillespie 53 percent to 31 percent.

  • Cheap politicians have a high price

    The damage done by government officials who betray the public's trust goes far beyond the money stolen or misused, or whatever particular abuse of power landed them behind bars.

  • US funding heads to Va. health care navigators

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More federal dollars are headed to Virginia to help consumers navigate the thicket of the federal health insurance marketplace. The Department of Health and Human Services has announced $1.9 million in grants for Virginia. They are going to the Virginia Poverty Law Center...

  • Blood donations made easier by Va. app

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new app is making it easier to donate blood. The American Red Cross describes the app as a first of its kind. It allows users to schedule blood donations, locate a donation center, track their donations and invite friends to join in the giving, among other features. The...

  • Replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial due in Va.

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is coming to Colonial Williamsburg next month. Called The Wall that Heals, the 250-foot replica will be installed from Oct. 9-13 at the heritage tourism site. Like the original in Washington, the traveling half-scale replica...

  • Va.'s top 10 Endangered Artifacts revealed

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Association of Museums is out with the state's top 10 Endangered Artifacts. They range from Virginia's oldest bateaux to a general store ledger dating to 1798. The Endangered Artifacts program is designed to create awareness about the importance of preserving...

  • US judge rules against ex-Richmond developer

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Richmond developer who fraudulently obtained historic tax credits faces a longer prison term than originally expected after prosecutors presented evidence Tuesday that he may have hidden about $2.5 million, perhaps by burying it in a homemade safe constructed of...

  • Hampton condemns apartments due to flooding

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — City officials say 30 apartments in Hampton have been condemned due to flooding caused by heavy rains. Parts of Hampton got more than 10 inches of rain between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday, while most of the city got between 5 and 6 inches of rain. Widespread street...

  • Virginia receives 2 federal transportation grants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding two grants worth $45 million to transportation projects in Richmond and the Virginia Port Authority. U.S. Sen. Mark Warner's office announced the grants Tuesday. The $25 million Richmond grant will help support a rapid bus...

  • Section of James closed to shellfish harvesting

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia public health officials have closed a portion of the James River to shellfish harvesting because of waters that have been fouled by sewage. The closure announced Tuesday by the Virginia Department of Health is in the Newport News area of the James. It was prompted...

  • 1st meeting of Virginia climate panel set for Wed.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Almost on cue, rain and high tides brought flooding Monday to Norfolk ahead of the first gathering of Virginia's new climate change panel. Gov. Terry McAuliffe will address the Climate Change and Resiliency Commission on Wednesday when its 30-plus members meet in Richmond....

  • Virginia tourism revenue rises to $21.5B in 2013

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is once again celebrating a record high for tourism across the state. Tourism revenue rose to $21.5 billion in 2013, representing $59 million in spending per day, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday. While that's only a modest 1.4 percent increase over the...

  • Chesterfield man cited for loaded gun at airport

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Chesterfield County man faces a state weapons charge after a loaded gun was found in his carry-on bag at Richmond International Airport. The Transportation Security Administration says a TSA officer staffing an X-ray machine discovered the gun at the airport's security...

  • 6 Accomack inmates charged in attack at jail

    ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) — Six inmates face charges stemming from an attack on another prisoner at the Accomack County Jail. Police tell media outlets that 36-year-old Bonfilio Velazquez was assaulted in his cell on Labor Day. Velazquez is being held at the jail on charges stemming from a wreck on the...

  • Marker to recognize Virginia Rosenwald school

    ORANGE, Va. (AP) — A state historical marker is set to rise at a school in Orange where young African-American children were educated in segregated Virginia. The marker will be formally dedicated Saturday in recognition of the Orange Graded School, which was built in 1925 with funding from the...



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