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  • Friday October 17th, 2014
    2nd Annual PINK STOMP!! Join in the fun and help recognize October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by Stomping Out Cancer! Decorate a BOOT using a PINK theme; elegant, funny, frilly or crazy. Registration forms are available at both libraries. Bring your entry to the Gloucester Main Library through October 20. Voting will run from October 24 thru October 31. There is a $5.00 entry ...
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  • Friday October 17th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia regulators say the cost of electricity would increase substantially under proposed federal environmental rules. The revelations came in the State Corporation Commission staff’s comments filed this week with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week. According to those comments, costs are anticipated to rise because the rules would require much of today’s electricity production be replaced with costly generation and expensive programs ...
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  • Thursday October 16th, 2014
    The Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission will host its monthly meeting at the Sandpiper Reef Restaurant at Misti Cove, Mathews County on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, for a gathering of all Middle Peninsula elected officials to participate in a discussion of regional economic development needs and priorities led by the Honorable Delegate Keith Hodges. A regional networking period will be held from 6-7:00 p.m., followed ...
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  • Thursday October 16th, 2014
    By BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Standup comedy will now have a home at the Kennedy Center more than once a year as the arts center plans to make laughter a more permanent part of its repertoire. On Thursday, the center is announcing a new comedy series, presenting three top acts each year, beginning with Jay Leno and Kathy Griffin in 2015. The new program comes ...
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  • Thursday October 16th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe left an angry voice message for a state senator after the southwest Virginia Democrat effectively sunk the governor’s effort to expand Medicaid. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Wednesday that former Sen. Phillip Puckett’s attorney confirmed the “angry call.” A spokesman for the governor said he’d do it again. Puckett resigned in June, giving Republicans control of the Senate and sinking McAuliffe’s ...
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  • Thursday October 16th, 2014
    ASHLAND, Va. (AP) Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is campaigning in Virginia for Senate candidate Ed Gillespie and House candidate Dave Brat. Paul headlined a rally Wednesday at a small auditorium in Ashland. He told his supporters that Gillespie and Brat would help repeal the Affordable Care Act and rein in federal spending. Paul has been weighing a potential 2016 presidential bid and campaigning for other ...
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  • Thursday October 16th, 2014
    By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM AP Business Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A move to raise the cost of liquor at Virginia’s beverage control stores is distilling sour spirits from restaurants and bars, as well as consumers. As part of a plan to close a $2.4 billion budget gap, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has directed the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to hike the costs of liquor. The agency has not yet ...
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