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  • Wednesday December 14th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says his budget proposal will include a 1.5 percent one-time bonus for state workers next year. McAuliffe said Tuesday during a regular appearance on WRVA-AM’s “Ask the Governor” that the bonus would be paid in December 2017. He says he’s setting aside $130.6 million for the pay boost, career development and money to reduce salary compression among ...
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  • Wednesday December 14th, 2016
    By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and SARAH RANKIN Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A federal appeals court has upheld a Virginia law requiring voters to show photo identification. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected a challenge from Democrats, who argued that the law suppresses voting by blacks, Latinos and young people. The same court recently struck down a North Carolina law ...
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  • Wednesday December 14th, 2016
    A detailed investigation into Virginia’s Medicaid program has identified ways to cut millions of dollars from the yearly budget. The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, a watchdog group, released its report Monday, and among it’s recommendations are for leaders to consider a tighter cap on profits for insurance companies that manage care for most people in the Medicaid program. The study also suggests that the ...
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  • Wednesday December 14th, 2016
    Working waterfronts here in coastal Virginia are threatened, not only from sea-level rise, subsidence and loss of marine habitat, but also from the public’s desire to live on the water. It was earlier this year, when some oyster farmers near Virginia Beach, were confronted by waterfront property owners over the number of cages they were putting down in waters used not only commercially but for ...
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  • Monday December 12th, 2016
    GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Three people are wanted for breaking into B&G Auto Sales in November, the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office said. On November 3, the three suspects left the 7-Eleven on Tidemill Road around 9:00 p.m. and walked to B&G Auto Sales. The sheriff’s office said they then destroyed security cameras, broke into the building and stole things from inside. Anyone who knows anything about this incident is asked ...
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  • Monday December 12th, 2016
    By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Documents show Virginia prison officials have paid a compounding pharmacy $66,000 to obtain lethal injection drugs needed for two executions. The cost of carrying out death sentences in the state is rising dramatically under a law that allows prison officials to purchase lethal injections drugs from a compounding pharmacy the state refuses to name. The state is spending roughly ...
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  • Monday December 12th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman is dropping out of the race for the Republican nomination for governor of Virginia. Wittman’s campaign manager made the announcement Thursday afternoon. Wittman represents the 1st Congressional District, which runs from Hampton Roads into the Fredericksburg area and Prince William County. He says he believes he can “do the most good for Virginia” by staying in Congress. His departure leaves ...
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