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  • Thursday October 08th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Board of Education has revised its school accreditation standards. The board tells Virginia media outlets that the change – which goes into effect Thursday – was made to recognize schools’ progress toward meeting the Commonwealth’s high expectations for student learning and achievement. The revision will create new ratings to differentiate schools that are close to meeting the requirements for full accreditation, ...
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  • Wednesday October 07th, 2015
    Virginia Officials have announced that the $15 million project to repair the state-owned spaceport on Wallops Island has been completed.  Last year, an Antares unmanned rocket (the third of its kind and intended to ferry food, hardware, science experiments and other payload to space station astronauts under a $1.9 billion NASA commercial contract) suffered a malfunction prompting its detonation.  The debris inflicted significant damage to ...
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  • Wednesday October 07th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has confirmed he’s incentivizing Deschutes Brewery of Bend, Oregon, to pick Virginia as its new East Coast site. Multiple news outlets report that Deschutes is looking at different places on the East Coast to house its first area location. McAuliffe recently confirmed that he visited the brewery in mid-September to help entice the brewery to break ground in the ...
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  • Wednesday October 07th, 2015
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – An Army Corps of Engineers preliminary evaluation concludes that a high-voltage power line beneath a historic section of the James River is not practical. Dominion Virginia Power has previously rejected that suggestion as too costly. The utility instead is seeking to construct towers nearly the height of the Statue of Liberty to carry the lines across the James. That proposal has been roundly ...
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  • Wednesday October 07th, 2015
    Kumbali, a cheetah who faced an uphill battle from birth due to his mothers inability to produce enough milk, has found a best-friend in another part of of the animal kingdom; Kago, a part Labrador rescue puppy.  The two lived together, initially, under constant supervision; however, they have since been moved to an outdoor enclosure.  According to zoo staff, “Their bond has become brother like ...
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  • Tuesday October 06th, 2015
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A former campaign treasurer for Virginia Senate Minority Leader Richard Saslaw has been charged with embezzling more than $650,000 in campaign funds. Court records show that 51-year-old Linda Diane Wallis of Fairfax is scheduled to enter a guilty plea next week in federal court in Alexandria to a charge of wire fraud conspiracy. Prosecutors say that Wallis, who also used the name Lynn ...
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  • Tuesday October 06th, 2015
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Living Museum has launched a campaign to raise $5 million over the next year. The Future Ready campaign is part of the nonprofit museum’s 50th anniversary celebration. The museum says in a news release that one of the campaign’s goals is to reduce its dependence on funding from the city of Newport News. Other goals include a permanent dinosaur trail, a ...
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