Virginia

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Jeff Katz
June 21, 2019 - 4:22 pm
Are you ready for this? Scandal-plagued Justin Fairfax has said he is "thinking very seriously" about a run at the governor's seat in 2021, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch . His reason? The sexual allegations he faces from two different women have raised his profile. Even more perplexing...
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Experts say that southeastern Virginia could suffer $40 billion in losses if it's struck by a major hurricane. (iStock / Getty Images Plus/MikeMareen)
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June 18, 2019 - 3:01 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Experts say that southeastern Virginia could suffer $40 billion in losses if it's struck by a major hurricane. Professors from Old Dominion University said in a recent report that the damages could seriously puncture the regional economy. The June 12 report said losses could...
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June 17, 2019 - 12:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with the state of Virginia on Monday, finding nothing improper about its decades-old ban on mining radioactive uranium. The owners of a massive deposit of radioactive uranium, the largest known in the United States, challenged that ban, which has prevented...
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June 17, 2019 - 12:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters will elect lawmakers to the Virginia House of Delegates using a map seen as favorable to Democrats, under a ruling from the Supreme Court. The justices' 5-4 decision Monday was perhaps telegraphed by the fact they previously allowed election planning to go forward using the...
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Virginia's tourism industry generated $26 billion in visitor spending across all communities in 2018, a 4.4% increase over 2017.  (Wilsilver77/ iStock / Getty Images Plus
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June 12, 2019 - 1:50 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's tourism industry generated $26 billion in visitor spending across all communities in 2018, a 4.4% increase over 2017. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that the tourism industry also provided $1.8 billion in state and local revenue in 2018. That's an increase of 2...
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June 11, 2019 - 8:37 am
By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's highly charged legislative primary Tuesday is being closely watched as a possible political barometer for the coming presidential election year. The state's 2017 elections were an early warning signal that a blue wave of opposition...
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Jeff Katz
June 05, 2019 - 3:57 pm
Gov. Ralph Northam said it was time to move on from the blackface yearbook photo scandal with the conclusion of the Eastern Virginia Medical School's investigation. "What has happened in the Commonwealth of Virginia, I regret that, I have addressed that. But today we are talking about gun violence...
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Jeff Katz
June 03, 2019 - 4:26 pm
Incumbent Del. Chris Peace declared himself the winner of a heated Republican nomination primary Saturday, nearly a month after his challenger, Scott Wyatt, claimed victory in a separate election process. Peace received almost 93 percent of the 2,448 ballots cast at three Republican polling places...
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May 31, 2019 - 3:35 pm
By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning are renewing efforts to get her released from a northern Virginia jail. Manning's lawyers filed court papers Friday asking a federal judge to reconsider his decision to send...
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Virginia public colleges agree to freeze tuition next year. (iStock / Getty Images Plus/bestdesigns)
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May 29, 2019 - 12:43 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Every public college in Virginia is freezing tuition for the next school year for the first time in almost 20 years. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Longwood University recently became the last school to approve a tuition freeze. Lawmakers included $57.5 million in...
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