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  • Monday March 27th, 2017
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) – Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie has won a straw poll in Fairfax County in the race for the GOP nomination for Virginia governor. Gillespie took about 56 percent of the vote Saturday in a straw poll at Robinson Secondary School during a candidate event hosted by the Fairfax County Republican Committee. Gillespie will face off in a June 13 primary against ...
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  • Monday March 27th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia taxpayers may have to wait a little longer for expected tax refunds as state officials work to combat tax refund fraud related to identity theft. State officials have mailed about 104,000 letters to taxpayers this year asking for additional information to verify their identities. Officials say the extra paperwork helps ensure refunds go to the right people. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2n4zAfU ) ...
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  • Friday March 24th, 2017
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Faculty members at the University of Virginia are calling on the search committee for the school’s next president to choose someone with an academic background. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/2mSoVVw ) that faculty members said at a public meeting this week that they believe the next president should have experience in higher education, as opposed to business or politics. Other universities have hired ...
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  • Friday March 24th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed Republican-backed legislation that would bar the government from punishing anyone who refuses to participate in same-sex weddings because of their religious beliefs. McAuliffe, a Democrat, vetoed similar legislation last year. Republican supporters say the measure is necessary to protect religious freedom. But the governor said as he signed the veto Thursday while on WTOP-FM that the Constitution ...
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  • Friday March 24th, 2017
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s governor has pledged to protect drivers from skyrocketing toll debts owed to a private company. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in Portsmouth Thursday that a proposed budget amendment would cap debt at $2,200 for first-time offenders. Some drivers currently owe as much as $18,000 for crossing the Elizabeth River. The plan would essentially close a loophole. Currently, the Macquarie-Skanska partnership can charge unlimited ...
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  • Thursday March 23rd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says a manufacturing company is bringing 50 new jobs to Chesapeake. The Democratic governor says Atlantic Core Building Products plans to invest $3 million to build a manufacturing operation facility in the city. He says the project by the manufacturer of steel and commercial construction projects will create 50 new jobs. McAuliffe’s office says Virginia beat out North and ...
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  • Thursday March 23rd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Donald Trump’s administration is asking a U.S. court to quickly hear its appeal of a ruling that blocked the president’s revised travel ban. Lawyers for the president filed a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia on Wednesday. In it, they argue that the matter is one of national importance and should be reviewed as soon as possible. They ...
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