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  • Friday July 15th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is expected to be named the next chairman of the National Governors Association. The governor, a Democrat, announced Wednesday that he is traveling to Des Moines, Iowa, this week for the NGA’s annual summer meeting. The nonpartisan group advocates on behalf of the governors. McAuliffe is the current vice-chairman of the group, and said he will spend his coming year ...
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  • Thursday July 14th, 2016
    CROAKER, Va. (AP) – Game and fisheries officials say a woman and her 9-year-old daughter died when their boat capsized on the York River and they were trapped under the craft. Officials with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries tell media outlets that the incident happened shortly after noon Tuesday on the river between Croaker Landing and West Point. Investigators say six people were ...
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  • Thursday July 14th, 2016
    The William F. and Catharine K. Owens Foundation, a charitable foundation originally established in 1962 to benefit Mathews County churches and nonprofit organizations, has been dissolved. Although the board of directors met for the final time last month, when they selected the 2016 grant recipients, that doesn’t mark the end of the Owens legacy. $2.4 million of the foundation’s assets have been used to set ...
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  • Wednesday July 13th, 2016
    GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) – A federal appeals court has denied a Virginia school board’s request to allow it to prevent a transgender teen from using the boys’ bathroom when he returns to school this September. The Gloucester County School Board wants to delay an order forcing it to let Gavin Grimm to use the restroom matching his gender identity while it appeals. The 4th Circuit Court of ...
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  • Wednesday July 13th, 2016
    The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors is now thinking of changing the county’s Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance to more site-specific requirements, which, according to the Gazette Journal, would require 100-foot setbacks in certain areas from wetlands and/or the floodplain. The move they claim, would make it easier for commercial development. Two ordinance changes are under consideration now, one where the RMA comprises a 100-foot setback from ...
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  • Wednesday July 13th, 2016
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) – A 911 dispatch center in Virginia is under investigation after a man died when no one was sent out in response to his call. WJLA-TV reports (http://bit.ly/29y5IC0) that 56-year-old Robert Paulus died of heart disease in late April in his Fredericksburg apartment. According to Robert Paulus’s son, Michael Paulus, his father called 911 hours before his death. In the 18-second call to Fredericksburg ...
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  • Wednesday July 13th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – If Hillary Clinton picks Tim Kaine as her running mate, she’ll be getting a steady, well-practiced politician. Kaine is a whip-smart Harvard Law School graduate who speaks with ease while campaigning, rarely needing a prepared text. He is the former governor of Virginia and current senator from the state. His remarks at Virginia Tech the day after one of the worst campus shootings ...
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