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  • Wednesday January 06th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Port Authority and its Cuban counterpart are looking at mutual trade opportunities. Tuesday, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced from Havana a so-called memorandum of understanding between the Virginia port system and the Cuban National Port Authority. The governor is winding down a trade mission with the island nation. According to the McAuliffe administration, the memorandum signals a new era of cooperation and ...
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  • Wednesday January 06th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia motorists can now give the Department of Motor Vehicles the names of two people to contact in case of an emergency. The DMV’s Emergency Contact Program was authorized by the General Assembly last year. It gives police a way to notify a person’s family or friends in case of a serious crash or other incident that leaves the person unable to ...
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  • Wednesday January 06th, 2016
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas’ top prosecutor wants to know why the state’s concealed carry firearm licenses aren’t being honored in Virginia. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt requested an explanation Tuesday of Virginia’s legal reasoning. Last month, Virginia announced it has dropped reciprocity agreements with 25 states, including Kansas. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat, said the concealed weapons laws in those states don’t meet Virginia’s ...
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  • Tuesday January 05th, 2016
    HAVANA (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe began a trade mission to Cuba on Monday, expressing optimism about imminent changes in the U.S. relationship with the island but seeming less certain his trip would quickly generate new business for his state. McAuliffe is a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, a close ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton and a longtime advocate of trade with ...
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  • Tuesday January 05th, 2016
    By Mark Bowes, Richmond Times-Dispatch   RICHMOND — Virginia firearm sales spiked in December after the California shootings that killed 14 people, boosting an overall 9.5 percent rise in state gun transactions last year that experts believe is tied to political demands for more gun control. “There was almost a perfect storm of events going on that made this past December an almost near-record gun sale period,” said ...
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  • Tuesday January 05th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia official says a Mechanicsville man died after being shot by a fellow hunter. Robert Lee Walker Jr. of the state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says 60-year-old Keith Joseph Williams was struck by buckshot from a 12-gauge shotgun Saturday in Richmond County. Forty-five-year-old Waverly Alphonso Veney Jr. of Washington is charged with involuntary manslaughter, hunting without the proper licenses, violation ...
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  • Tuesday January 05th, 2016
    The Virginia Historical Society’s Story of Virginia Capital Campaign has reached and surpassed its goal of $38 million. The campaign provided significant funds to transform the state headquarters building into a vibrant, bustling museum with beautiful new exhibition galleries and to create a multi-purpose learning center with classrooms, a resource room for teachers, display space, and a studio with the streaming capacity to deliver programs to ...
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