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  • Thursday August 11th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia is seeking applications for scholarships for students studying cybersecurity. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office says the Virginia Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program will hand out $20,000 a year to certain students enrolled in cybersecurity programs at Virginia colleges and universities. A total of $1 million for the scholarships was included in the governor’s most recent two-year budget. The governor’s office says students awarded the ...
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  • Thursday August 11th, 2016
      NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Scientists say they will soon help Chesapeake Bay fisherman by mapping the water’s low-oxygen dead zones in real time. Poor oxygen levels often force fish out of the bay’s cool bottom waters. William and Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science says it will show anglers where the fish may have gone. The university says it’s using experimental computer models to map and forecast ...
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  • Wednesday August 10th, 2016
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska State Troopers say the boy who died in a weekend rafting accident was from Virginia. Troopers on Monday identified the boy as 14-year-old Joseph Cantler. His hometown was not immediately available. The boy and his brother, 30-year-old Seth Cantler of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, at about 7 p.m. Sunday were rafting on Eagle River when their raft capsized. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Fire ...
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  • Wednesday August 10th, 2016
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Officials say the Virginia Port Authority failed to meet its financial goals for most of the fiscal year but still achieved financial stability. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2aKnCUG) that lower-than-anticipated shipment volumes are to blame for the drop in revenues. The authority had faced a $5.5 million deficit earlier in the year. But it was able to break even through some cost-cutting measures. Authority CEO ...
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  • Wednesday August 10th, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT): 8:05 a.m. Hillary Clinton’s campaign is launching an effort to win over Republicans and independents. Called Together for America, the group aims to use a wave of nearly 50 recent endorsements by high-profile Republicans and independents to convince voters to cross party lines. Clinton’s campaign is also releasing new endorsements from several retired Republican officials, including ...
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  • Tuesday August 09th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A former federal prosecutor with no experience in Virginia politics plans to run for lieutenant governor in 2017. Gene Rossi, a Democrat, recently told the Washington Post (https://goo.gl/BolUjm ) that he plans to make a formal campaign announcement later this month. Rossi worked for 27 years at the Justice Department and said if elected he would focus on sentencing reform and helping former ...
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  • Tuesday August 09th, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Virginia Republican congressman Scott Rigell (RIH’-jel) says he’ll vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson for president rather than for Republican nominee Donald Trump. Rigell announced the endorsement in an interview Friday with The New York Times. He said in March he would not vote for Trump, telling fellow Republicans in a letter that Trump’s judgment, temperament and character point to “a reckless, embarrassing and ...
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