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  • Friday December 04th, 2015
    All eight Gloucester County Public Schools are fully accredited for the current school year after two years of missing the mark. Gloucester High School was accredited with warning for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years and Page Middle School, operating as an eighth-grade only school, was accredited with warning for the last school year. The other six county schools have remained fully accredited. GHS was able to ...
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  • Friday December 04th, 2015
    RICHMOND — Virginia’s divergent regions and rapidly changing demographics make the state a good test case for 2016 presidential campaigns, say two veteran operatives of state and national politics. Tucker Martin, who served as communications director for Gov. Bob McDonnell, is now advising America Leads, a super PAC launched in support of Republican Chris Christie’s presidential bid. Ellen Qualls, director of surrogate communications for President Barack ...
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  • Friday December 04th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants to lower the tax rate for corporations, saying the move is necessary to make Virginia more competitive with other states. McAuliffe made the comments Thursday at a Virginia legislative preview sponsored by The Associated Press. The governor also wants to increase tax credits companies can claim for research and development expenses, particularly for larger companies. The governor said reducing ...
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  • Thursday December 03rd, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a Virginia death row inmate’s appeal of his murder-for-hire conviction. Ivan Teleguz was sentenced to death in 2006 for hiring a man to kill his former girlfriend, Stephanie Sipe, in Harrisonburg. After two key prosecution witnesses recanted, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2012 ordered a judge to conduct a hearing on Teleguz’s innocence ...
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  • Thursday December 03rd, 2015
    WEST POINT — Virginia State Police say a pilot was not injured when his single-engine airplane crashed in King and Queen County. Sgt. Stephan Vick says the crash occurred about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday about a quarter of a mile west of the West Point Regional Airport. Vick says pilot Christopher P. Strasser of Pennsylvania was the only occupant of the 1997 Grumman Tiger. He says the ...
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  • Thursday December 03rd, 2015
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe signaled today that he will propose a two-year budget in December that will seek substantial state investments in public education for kindergarten through 12th grade. “We have a great deal more work to do on the budget that I will release in December, but I intend to include significant forward-looking investments that will modernize out education system and prepare students to thrive in ...
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  • Thursday December 03rd, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Federal officials say nearly 87,000 Virginians have chosen health plans in the insurance marketplace created by President Barack Obama’s health care law since an open enrollment period began on Nov. 1. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the 2016 enrollment figures Wednesday. The enrollment period runs through Jan. 31. Individuals needing coverage starting on Jan. 1 must sign up by ...
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