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  • Thursday March 03rd, 2016
    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
    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
    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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  • Wednesday March 02nd, 2016
    Governor Terry McAuliffe has vetoed two bills related to students who receive home instruction’s ability to participate in interscholastic programs. The Governor sent a letter to the General Assembly detailing his reasons for vetoing both bills, in which he said that allowing home-schooled students to participate in interscholastic competitions would disrupt the level playing field Virginia’s public schools have developed over the past century.
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  • Wednesday March 02nd, 2016
    Virginia’s commerce secretary, Maurice Jones, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch, that he has no regrets about accepting the use of a luxury suite offered by the Washington Redskins and inviting business prospects and other state officials to join him in watching a football game. Jones said he received “unqualified approval” from the state’s newly created ethics council over the phone prior to accepting the offer to attend ...
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  • Wednesday March 02nd, 2016
    A Secret Service agent and a news media photographer got into a verbal and physical altercation at a Donald Trump presidential campaign rally Monday here in Virginia. The photographer, Chad Morris, was escorted out of the rally and then detained before being released. The Secret Service says it is investigating the exact circumstances. Videos taken by reporters and attendees show Morris attempting to secure a better ...
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  • Tuesday March 01st, 2016
    Saint John Baptist Church outside Tappahannock is gone. The church building was destroyed by a tornado that ripped through the area last week, but that didn’t destroy the church, or stop Sunday worship. Although the building itself is no more, the church lives on spiritually, and congregation members are just thankful that it wasn’t worse. They say it is nothing short of a miracle that ...
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