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  • Monday December 14th, 2015
    PORTSMOUTH- Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced a package of budget proposals that will provide nearly $13 million in services for veterans, including education and workforce programs, and improved access to health and financial supports. The initiatives are all designed to strengthen Virginia’s position as the most veteran friendly state in the nation. “Virginia is home to nearly 800,000 veterans and their families, and we have a ...
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  • Monday December 14th, 2015
    HOT SPRINGS, Va. — U.S. Rep. Robert J. Wittman (R) jumped into the 2017 race for Virginia governor, spreading the word at a GOP retreat as state party heavyweights Ken Cuccinelli II and Ed Gillespie also were wooing potential supporters. Gillespie, a longtime Republican strategist who ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 2014, declared his candidacy for governor in October. Cuccinelli, who lost the 2013 ...
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  • Monday December 14th, 2015
    A Mathews County man was killed early Sunday morning after he was struck by a car in Port Haywood. Virginia State Police were called to the scene at about 4 a.m. VSP spokeswoman Sergeant Michelle Anaya said the preliminary investigation indicated that a 2005 Kia Sorento driven by 20-year-old Austin Zachary Jones of Mathews was traveling eastbound on Route 14 when it hit 28-year-old Michael Anthony ...
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  • Sunday December 13th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia regulators say the state’s largest power company has to seek their approval before rebuilding a proposed transmission line across the Rappahannock River. The State Corporation Commission announced the ruling Friday involving a project proposed across the Rappahannock between Lancaster and Middlesex counties. The SCC says the nearly 1.9-mile transmission line would Dominion Virginia Power’s longest 115-kilovolt river crossing in the state. In its ruling, ...
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  • Friday December 11th, 2015
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says his forthcoming budget proposal will include a 2 percent pay raise for state workers, college faculty, school teachers and other public employees.McAuliffe made the announcement Thursday during a regular appearance on WRVA’s “Ask the Governor” radio show. The governor is set to unveil his two-year budget plan on Dec. 17. It will be the starting point of negotiations with the GOP-controlled ...
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  • Friday December 11th, 2015
    Islanders in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay could be among the first “climate change refugees” in the continental United States as rising seas claim their historic fishing village, a report released Thursday concludes. The research published in the journal Scientific Reports says residents of steadily shrinking Tangier Island will have to abandon their community in about 50 years. As the U.N. climate talks continue an ocean ...
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  • Friday December 11th, 2015
    LANCASTER—A Virginia man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for killing his girlfriend, whose body was never found. The Richmond Times–Dispatch reports that a judge followed the jury’s recommendation Friday, giving 54-year-old James Todd Kessler the maximum sentence for second-degree murder and concealment of a body. Kessler was convicted in August in the death of 43-year-old Claudine J. Gifford in Lancaster County. The two were ...
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