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September 03, 2019 - 5:31 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As Virginia's ginseng harvest season begins, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is reminding residents about regulations aimed at protecting the plant. American ginseng grows wild in Virginia's forests. It is listed as a threatened species under the state's...
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September 03, 2019 - 4:51 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. military is taking precautions as Hurricane Dorian threatens ships and planes based on Virginia's coast. U.S. Air Force Col. David Lopez said in a statement Tuesday that F-22 Raptor fighter jets and T-38 Talon training planes will leave Langley Air Force Base in Hampton...
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September 03, 2019 - 4:10 pm
RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced the members of the Commission to Examine Racial Inequity in Virginia Law. The Commission will review the Virginia Acts of Assembly, Code of Virginia, and administrative regulations with the goal of identifying and making recommendations to address...
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September 03, 2019 - 3:07 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia prison officials have announced a new visitation policy in an attempt to keep drugs and other contraband out of state prisons. The new policy announced Tuesday will require inmates to submit a list of up to 10 visitors that can be changed only twice a year. Currently,...
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WRVA News
August 28, 2019 - 1:58 pm
By DÁNICA COTO Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico faced its first major test of emergency preparedness since the 2017 devastation of Hurricane Maria as Hurricane Dorian neared the U.S. territory on Wednesday at hurricane force — and forecasters said it could grow to Category...
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August 24, 2019 - 12:42 pm
Henrico County, VA _ A Henrico County judge says he will decide within 7 to 10 days whether to allow a $250 million dollar defamation suit filed by California Representative Devin Nunes against Twitter to proceed. The Fresno Bee reports that lawyers for the social media giant asked Judge John...
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August 23, 2019 - 2:37 pm
By BEN FINLEY Associated Press HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A family that traces its bloodline to America's first enslaved Africans said Friday that their ancestors endured unimaginable toil and hardship — but they also helped forge the nation. "Four hundred years ago, our family started building America,...
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August 02, 2019 - 5:47 pm
Richmond, VA _ The Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services has died from injuries sustained during a 3-vehicle crash Wednesday in Augusta County that also left a Staunton teen dead. Virginia State Police say the crash occurred just before 1 p.m. on...
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July 28, 2019 - 8:16 am
Jamestown, VA _ In recognition of the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly in North America, President Donald Trump will participate in the 400th Anniversary Joint Commemorative Session of the Virginia General Assembly, hosted by Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American...
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Hundreds sign up to grow hemp in Virginia.  (iStock / Getty Images Plus/ rezkrr)
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July 24, 2019 - 11:36 am
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - After federal legislation opened the door for the wide-scale cultivation of hemp, hundreds of people in Virginia have signed up to grow the crop. The Roanoke Times reports that as of July, more than 800 growers had registered with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and...
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