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  • Friday February 16th, 2018
      By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The chances of Virginia joining a majority of states that have expanded Medicaid have increased significantly after a key GOP lawmaker flipped positions on the issue. Republican Del. Terry Kilgore said Thursday on the John Fredericks Show that he’d changed his mind after years of opposition to Medicaid expansion and now supports it. Kilgore said his change of heart was ...
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  • Friday February 16th, 2018
      RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A federal appeals court has found that President Donald Trump’s latest ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that it examined statements made by Trump and other administration officials, as well as the ban itself, and concluded it is “unconstitutionally tainted with animus toward Islam.” The court upheld a ruling by ...
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  • Friday February 16th, 2018
     RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – College and graduate students have a little over a month to apply to the Governor’s Fellows Program, an opportunity to learn firsthand about the workings of Virginia state government. The program offers graduate students, rising college seniors and graduating college seniors the chance to learn directly under Cabinet secretaries in the Office of Governor. Former Virginia Gov. Chuck Robb created the fellows program ...
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  • Thursday February 15th, 2018
    The 5th annual Polar Plunge and Chili Cook-Off will be held this Saturday morning at 10, at the Urbanna Town Marina on Urbanna Creek. Everyone is welcome, and folks of all ages are invited to brave the cold, and test their body’s tolerance with a quick dip in Urbanna Creek. All donations will benefit the Middlesex Family YMCA Guardian Program that provides financial assistance for ...
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  • Thursday February 15th, 2018
    Governor Ralph Northam has announced that the Department of Environmental Quality has issued a permit for Strata Solar Development to construct and operate a new solar facility, Gloucester Solar, LLC, in Gloucester County. The 19.8 megawatt project will supply enough electricity to power more than 4,000 homes. The Governor says that once it is built, the new facility in Gloucester, will provide thousands of Virginians ...
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  • Thursday February 15th, 2018
    Richmond County broke ground at the site for the new county Emergency Services Building, right across from the Warsaw Fairgrounds by Commerce Park recently. Representatives from the town, the county, the EMS, and others who are involved in the new building’s financing and construction gathered for the occasion, that has been several years in the making. The whole thing began back in 2015 with options ...
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  • Wednesday February 14th, 2018
     CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) – Biologists are investigating the death of a humpback whale that washed up on the shore of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The Daily Times reports that staff from the Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach were at the scene Monday trying to determine a cause of death. The immature female was reported dead on the beach Sunday. An aquarium spokesman said the whale had decomposed ...
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