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  • Monday March 07th, 2016 VDEM
    The recent severe storm that caused widespread tornado damage in several regions of the Commonwealth is now in the past, but the cleanup continues. Now, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management recommends Virginians impacted by the Feb. 24 tornadoes take photos and document damage, and keep all receipts handy to show insurance and other damage assessors, if needed. Volunteer agencies continue to work with individuals ...
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  • Friday March 04th, 2016 Richmond_Virginia_Capitol
    A bill that would force schools to notify parents if their children are to be assigned to read books with sexually explicit content is headed to Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who has not said whether he will sign it. Some say the bill, if passed, would be the first of its kind in the entire country. The House sent the measure to McAuliffe with a 77-21 ...
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  • Friday March 04th, 2016 gloucester_seal
    In Gloucester County, a four-cent increase on the county’s real estate tax rate is under consideration as a way to balance the county’s fiscal year 2017 budget. If the proposed rate increase is approved, it would change the county’s real estate tax rate from 68 cents per $100 of assessed value to 72 cents per $100 of assessed value. Meanwhile, the county leaders are fine tuning ...
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  • Friday March 04th, 2016 vdot
    Beginning Monday, the Virginia Department of Transportation will begin work to replace the Route 635 (Pilkington Road) Bridge in Essex County. Bridge crews will replace the existing timber bridge that was built in 1965 with a new concrete slab span structure. During construction motorists will be detoured approximately 12 miles around the work zone. Motorists traveling on Route 635 (Pilkington Road) will be detoured to ...
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  • Thursday March 03rd, 2016 Richmond_Virginia_Capitol
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia House has voted down Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s pick for the state Supreme Court. The House took the formal step Wednesday of voting against Justice Jane Marum Roush, who temporarily served on the court last year and earlier this year. The move came shortly after the Senate voted to elect her. The GOP-controlled General Assembly has the final say in electing judges. ...
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  • Thursday March 03rd, 2016 McAuliffe
    Governor Terry McAuliffe and officials from his administration have begun a marketing mission to San Francisco to attend RSA Conference 2016, the largest information and cyber security conference in the world. The Governor and the Virginia delegation will conduct over 30 economic development meetings  in an effort to bring new jobs and economic activity back to the Commonwealth. The Governor, Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice ...
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  • Thursday March 03rd, 2016 urbana-fire-09
    URBANNA — Virginia State Police have identified the two people killed in a fire that destroyed or damaged boats and buildings at a marina in Urbanna. Francis Blantz, 75, and his wife, Julia J. Blantz, 65, died in Monday’s fire at the Dozier Port Urbanna Marina, troopers said in a news release Wednesday. Police did not say where the couple’s bodies were found. The cause of ...
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