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  • Thursday May 18th, 2017
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Democrat Ralph Northam has outspent rival Tom Perriello by more than 2 to 1 on TV advertising in Virginia’s closely watched governor’s race with less than four weeks before the primary. Spokesman for both campaigns said Wednesday their media tracking showed Northam had spent $1.2 million while Perriello has spent more than $500,000. On the Republican side, Ed Gillespie is ...
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  • Thursday May 18th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is promoting a new law requiring the state to maintain and preserve historic black cemeteries at a level similar to what the state has done for Confederate soldiers. McAuliffe celebrated the new law Wednesday on Capital Square with a ceremonial bill signing. The new law provides for payments to be made to charitable organizations and trusts to help preserve ...
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  • Thursday May 18th, 2017
    If you like to fish, you’ll be able to do it without a license for a few days next month here in Virginia. That’s because the Virginia Marine Resources Commission is encouraging families to enjoy the state’s natural resources, by taking advantage of free fishing days June 2, 3 and 4. The license holiday applies only to recreational rod and reel fishing. Regulations will remain ...
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  • Thursday May 18th, 2017
    Urbanna Cup boat races: May 20 @10 a.m.  The 5th annual Urbanna Cup boat races are this Saturday. The 8-foot boats are powered by 6 or 8 horsepower engines, and compete with rules designed to keep them all equal. In Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing the drivers’ skills give the winning edge. This Saturday, a skippers’ meeting will be at 9 a.m.; races will begin at ...
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  • Wednesday May 17th, 2017
    Nine Fraud Fighters Awards were presented last week during Fraud Awareness Week at the Virginia Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units annual training seminar in Richmond. Fraud Fighters Awards are given yearly by the Virginia State Police Insurance Fraud Program to those who go above and beyond in the fight against insurance fraud. More than $21 million were paid to fraudulent claims ...
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  • Wednesday May 17th, 2017
    Construction is now underway at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point, for the new Consolidated Scientific Research Facility. Construction of the 62,000-square-foot structure is expected to be completed by the end of the year and it is expected to be in use by early 2018. It’s about 40 percent complete right now. The new building is being built off Spencer Road near the ...
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  • Tuesday May 16th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ed Gillespie is blasting Democratic rivals over labor laws with the help of two neighboring GOP governors. Gillespie hosted a conference call for reporters Monday with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin to praise Virginia’s longstanding prohibition on mandatory union fees and dues. Gillespie, who is competing in three-way race for the Republican nomination, criticized Democrats Tom ...
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