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  • Wednesday March 01st, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is mainly ruling for African-Americans in Virginia who say lawmakers packed 12 legislative districts with black voters to make other districts whiter and more Republican. The justices said Wednesday that a lower court that upheld the 12 districts used the wrong legal standard when it determined that race did not play too large a role in creating the districts. African-Americans made ...
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  • Wednesday March 01st, 2017
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – All Virginia day care workers will have to undergo fingerprinting for a criminal background check after state lawmakers passed a bill intended to make sure the state doesn’t lose out on federal funding. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2lTwBrZ ) child care providers will have to undergo the fingerprinting by the end of September. Previously, workers at churches and small, home-based centers not licensed ...
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  • Tuesday February 28th, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The price motorists are paying for a gallon of gas in Virginia is down a penny from a week ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday that the average price of a gallon of regular, unleaded gas in Virginia was $2.10, down from $2.11 a week ago. The price of gas in the state is 19 cents below the national average of $2.29. The average price of ...
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  • Tuesday February 28th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A bipartisan group of Virginia’s congressional delegation is asking President Donald Trump to support the regional partnership that has coordinated the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay for decades. Seven of the state’s U.S. representatives joined 10 others in signing a letter last week asking Trump to include $73 million for the Chesapeake Bay Program in his budget request for the next fiscal ...
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  • Tuesday February 28th, 2017
    Spay Day USA and World Spay Day are both being held today. In recognition of the day, the Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck will offer a 50% spay/neuter rebate beginning tomorrow and running through March 22nd, open to all permanent residents of Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland counties. The program is up to $50 per animal, and it applies to both dogs and ...
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  • Friday February 24th, 2017
    In what some are calling a major game changer, attorneys for the State Corporation Commission have issued a report in which they now say an underwater route for electric cables across the Rappahannock River is a viable alternative to new towers and should be considered by Dominion. The report, according to the Rappahannock Record, now calls on Dominion to evaluate the cost, reliability and environmental ...
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  • Friday February 24th, 2017
    Federal regulators are seeking input from people in Virginia about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which has the final say on interstate pipelines, held a public hearing Wednesday night in Nelson County. Another hearing is set for tonight in Staunton. The proposed 600-mile pipeline would carry natural gas and serve public utilities in Virginia and North Carolina, including Dominion and Duke ...
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