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  • Friday October 28th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia students performed better on a national science exam than their peers in most other states. The Virginia Department of Education says that 50 percent of Virginia fourth graders met or exceeded the proficiency standard on the 2015 national science tests compared to 37 percent of fourth graders nationwide. Among eighth grade students, 40 percent of Virginia students met or exceeded proficiency. That’s ...
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  • Friday October 28th, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – While Rolling Stone pursued its now-discredited story about sexual assault at the University of Virginia, emails show the school’s administration sought to kill a proposed alumni magazine article about how the school handles sex assaults on campus. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/2eKzTd2 ) an email chain entered into evidence this week in the defamation trial against Rolling Stone shows administrators expressed concerns ...
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  • Thursday October 27th, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A University of Virginia dean says a perception issue stemming from a magazine article about an alleged gang rape on campus affected an administrator’s ability to work with students. Dean of Students Allen Groves testified Wednesday in a defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine over a now-retracted article about a student who said she was gang raped in 2012. WVIR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2dY1PM7) that ...
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  • Wednesday October 26th, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – The Latest on the defamation trial against Rolling Stone magazine over its since-retracted story about a woman’s gang rape at the University of Virginia(all times local): 3:15 p.m. The woman portrayed in a discredited Rolling Stone magazine story says the account of her rape described in the article is what she believed “to be true at the time.” In a video deposition played to ...
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  • Wednesday October 26th, 2016
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s governor says low-income residents in two cities will soon enjoy the first toll-relief program of its kind in the country. According to the Daily Press (http://bit.ly/2eoSRe4), Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Portsmouth and Norfolk residents who earn less than $30,000 a year can qualify for discounts when taking the Midtown and Downtown tunnels in Virginia’s Tidewater region. The discount is for 75 ...
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  • Tuesday October 25th, 2016
    Group linked to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe donated nearly half a million dollars to 2015 state Senate candidate Published by. The Wall Street Journal The political organization of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, an influential Democrat with longstanding ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, gave nearly $500,000 to the election campaign of the wife of an official at the Federal Bureau of Investigation who later helped oversee the ...
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  • Tuesday October 25th, 2016
    The Virginia Department of Elections says more than 27,000 people registered to vote during a brief extension of the state’s voter-registration deadline, that was granted by a federal judge after heavy demand prevented some voters from registering online. Election officials said 27,952 voter registration applications had been submitted since the court order. Officials said the final number of applications submitted during the window will be higher ...
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