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  • Wednesday October 14th, 2015
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) – The World Bank is offering up to $1.2 million in research grants to combat global sexual violence in memory of slain University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/1LjAbQv ) that grants of up to $150,000 each will be provided in cooperation with the Sexual Violence Research Initiative and will go to researchers examining prevention efforts in low- and ...
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  • Wednesday October 14th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s founding river is due for a checkup. The James River Association is scheduled to release its “State of the James” report card on Wednesday. The report is designed to examine the status and trends of indicators in four categories. The four are fish and wildlife, habitat, pollution reductions and protection and restoration actions. The so-called report card is issued every other year by ...
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  • Wednesday October 14th, 2015
    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) – Donations have boosted a reward offered for information in the theft of one Chincoteague’s famed wild ponies. The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company had offered a $1,000 reward in the case. The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/1NGsABA) of Salisbury, Maryland, reports that donations have increased the reward to $2,300. Police say the pony, named Dreamer’s Faith, was stolen in September from the corral area at the ...
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  • Wednesday October 14th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Prosecutors are opposing former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell’s request to delay a hearing in her case while the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to review her husband’s public corruption convictions. In papers filed Tuesday with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, prosecutors say the public “has a significant interest in the prompt resolution of the McDonnells’ appeals.” Former Gov. Bob McDonnell ...
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  • Tuesday October 13th, 2015
    MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) – After a three-year aging process, distillers at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate will be tasting a batch of single malt Scotch whisky made at the estate’s distillery. Scottish distillers teamed with Mount Vernon’s own distiller in 2012 to make the whisky using 18th century methods employed by Washington and Mount Vernon’s reconstructed, water-powered gristmill. Washington became one of the young nation’s biggest ...
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  • Tuesday October 13th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia residents are running out of time to register to vote in the Nov. 3 general election. Tuesday is the voter registration deadline. The Virginia Department of Elections says eligible Virginians can register to vote online at http://elections.virginia.gov/register . The online system also can be used to check registration status and update voter information. The online system requires a resident’s Virginia Department of Vehicles ...
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  • Tuesday October 13th, 2015
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – Tens of thousands of dead fish have washed up on Virginia’s Eastern Shore after a net recently tore during menhaden harvesting. Media outlets report that Omega Protein alerted the Virginia Marine Resources Commission of the tear on Oct. 7. The fish began washing ashore over the weekend. The company estimates it lost about 75,000 fish. Commission spokeswoman Laurie Naismith says Omega mobilized ...
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