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Injuries reported as possible tornado hits Va.

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) – Virginia emergency management officials say numerous injuries are being reported following a possible tornado at a campground at Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Spokeswoman Laura Southard says multiple agencies including Virginia State Police are responding to the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in rural Northampton County. Southard says more than a […]

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Va. to join higher ed distance learning agreement

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia higher education officials are working to make it easier for students to take online classes and for universities to offer them. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia voted this week to join a multi-state reciprocity agreement that deals with authorization and payment for distance learning courses. Colleges and […]

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US announces Va. refunds under Affordable Care Act

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Nearly $9 million in refunds from insurance companies are headed to 104,000 consumers in Virginia. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced the refunds Thursday, crediting the Affordable Care act. Burwell said the refunds in Virginia will average $148 per family. The payments are being made under a provision […]

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McAuliffe orders spending on small businesses

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ordering state agencies to contract more often with small businesses and businesses owned by women and minorities. McAuliffe signed an executive order Tuesday at a minority-owned staffing company in Richmond. The order requires state agencies to spend 42 percent of their discretionary spending on certified small, […]

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Judges in health care rulings vote party line

WASHINGTON (AP) — In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama’s health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them. It was the latest illustration that presidents help shape their legacies by stocking the federal […]

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Environmental group list top Va. 15 for pollution

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Sierra Club has compiled a list of the top 15 ZIP codes in Virginia with the highest levels of toxic air emissions. The environmental group used data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to compile the list. Ranking at No. 1 was Covington, which had nearly 3 million pounds of […]

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McDonnell defense fund grows

With only one week before his criminal trial on federal corruption charges is set to begin, for­mer Governor Bob McDonnell’s friends, supporters and admirers have amassed a considerable legal defense war chest. The Virginia Public Access Project, which is a non-partisan tracker of money in state politics, reports that the Restoration Fund has collected more […]

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Virginia humanities projects receive grants

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Eleven humanities projects in Virginia have received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The National Endowment for the Humanities announced the grants Monday. The Virginia projects total nearly $2 million in funding. The largest grant of more than $324,000 will fund a project at Old Dominion University to help […]

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Va. firefighters to combat wildfires in Oregon

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Firefighters from the Virginia Department of Forestry are helping to combat wildfires in central Oregon. More than 20 agency employees are heading to Oregon to work as part of a wildfire hand crew and as incident managers. The crew is expected to be deployed for 16 days. Officials say large, complex […]

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