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  • Tuesday March 29th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a Republican-backed bill that seeks to block state funding for Planned Parenthood. The Democratic governor said he was proud to veto the legislation that would defund the women’s health group, which performs abortions as well as well as providing other health services. McAuliffe was joined at an event Tuesday by lawmakers and advocates. He said he needed to ...
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  • Monday March 28th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The clock is ticking to enroll in Virginia’s prepaid college tuition program. The deadline for the current enrollment period ends Thursday March 31. The program will then be closed to new enrollments until the next window of opportunity, typically in December. Called Virginia529, the program allows families to purchase semesters of tuition for children through ninth grade. The program covers all of the future ...
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  • Monday March 28th, 2016
    The State Corporation Commission will hold a two-session local public hearing in July on the application that has been filed by Dominion Virginia Power to rebuild an existing transmission line across the Rappahannock River between Lancaster and Middlesex counties. The two sessions will be held on July 6th… the first at 2PM and the second at 7 that evening, at Lancaster Middle School in Kilmarnock. ...
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  • Monday March 28th, 2016
    Beginning today, the Virginia Department of Transportation will begin inspections on the Robert O. Norris Bridge. Motorists will be restricted to one lane on the bridge from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. through Friday. A pilot truck will be used to guide motorists across the bridge one lane at a time. Flaggers will stop traffic on each bridge approach while the pilot truck leads traffic from ...
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  • Friday March 25th, 2016
    Gloucester County, Va. – A woman was arrested during the execution of a search warrant during a heroin investigation at a home in Gloucester County on March 16th and a man wanted for the same investigation is still at-large According to the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office, the search warrant was executed along with assistance from the Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force during on ongoing investigation into the distribution of narcotics ...
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  • Friday March 25th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a bill that seeks to undo the Democrat’s executive order banning guns in state offices. McAuliffe also nixed a bill that would prevent most government agencies from prohibiting employees from keeping firearms in their vehicles. State workers are currently barred from possessing a weapon not required for their job when they are on state premises or conducting state ...
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  • Friday March 25th, 2016
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – The Blue Ridge Parkway has listed opening dates for Virginia attractions along its 469-mile scenic route. Picnic areas open April 15, while campgrounds such as Rocky Knob and Peaks of Otter open May 6. Restrooms open May 5, although portable toilets are available until then. May 29 launches Sunday evening mountain music programs at the Roanoke Mountain picnic area. Most other attractions will open ...
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