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Judge: Ex. VA Gov. McDonnell Can't Keep Filings from Prosecutors

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A judge says former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell can keep some court filings from the public, but not from prosecutors in his public corruption case. More>>

VA Transportation Plan Begins Road Show

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State transportation officials are taking their six-year, $13.1 billion draft transportation plan on the road. More>>

VA Boasts Over 240 Farmers Markets

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Virginia is seeing an explosion of farmers markets. More>>

Tours Mark Virginia Cave Week April 20-26

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Virginia is offering a few walks on the wild side. More>>

VA Transportation Plan Released Wednesday

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The CTB released the draft Six-Year Improvement Program, which allocates $13.1 billion to transportation projects over the next six fiscal years beginning July 1, 2014. More>>

McAuliffe Announces 500 Jobs Coming to Central VA

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A customer service center is bringing 500 jobs to Henrico County. More>>

UVA Student Lawsuit Against VA, ABC Agents Heads to Federal Court

Updated: Apr 10, 2014 10:43 AM

A $40M lawsuit against the state and seven agents with VA ABC, filed by UVA student Elizabeth Daly, is headed to federal court. More>>

VA Community Colleges Relax Speech Restrictions

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The Virginia Community College System has relaxed its policy governing student speech and demonstrations on campus. More>>

VA Regs Set Hearings on Appalachian Power Rates

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Virginia regulators have scheduled hearings on rates that Appalachian Power charges customers for generation, distribution, and transmission services. More>>

VA Educators Unveiling Online Spanish Courses

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Virginia educators are launching a new series of online Spanish courses for students. More>>

VA Dems Get New Director

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The Virginia Democratic Party's newest executive director is set to start this week, two months after being fired from a similar post in North Carolina. More>>

Congressional Report Presses for E-Cigarette Rules

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A new Congressional report says concerns about electronic cigarettes underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry. More>>

VA College 'Free-Speech Zones' Latest to Fall

The latest in a string of successful court challenges to college "free speech zones" is unfolding in Virginia. More>>

VA Educators Partner to Help Disabled Students

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Educators in Virginia are partnering to help students with disabilities succeed after they leave school. More>>

Civil War Trust Reaches $40M Goal in a Hurry

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The Civil War Trust has reached a $40 million fundraising goal with more than a year to spare. More>>

VA AG Files Brief Supporting Gay Marriage

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Mark Herring has told an appellate court reviewing a judge's ruling that the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional that homosexuals have just as much right to marry as interracial heterosexual couples. More>>

VA's Civil War HistoryMobile Making Richmond Stop

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Virginia's Civil War history lesson on wheels is making a stop in Richmond to mark Civil War & Emancipation Day. More>>

Percentage of VA Children Without Insurance Drops

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A study shows the percentage of Virginia children who lack insurance fell from 7.6 percent in 2008 to 5.9 percent in 2012. More>>

Lt. Governor to Lead VA Mental Health Task Force

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Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam will lead a state task force on mental health. More>>

Gov. McAuliffe Signs Exec. Order to Continue Mental Health Services, Crisis Response Task Force

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Governor McAuliffe signed Executive Order #12 Tuesday, which continues the Governor’s Task Force on Improving Mental Health Services and Crisis Response. More>>

Vigil to Honor VDOT Workers Killed in Work Zones

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The Virginia Department of Transportation plans a vigil to honor workers who have been killed in work zone crashes. More>>

1 Month after Regular Session, Still no Budget for VA Video included

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Not much has changed since VA lawmakers adjourned the regular session without a budget. They may actually be further from a deal. More>>

Gov. McAuliffe Signs Equal Pay Day Proclamation Video included

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Tuesday is officially "Equal Pay Day" in the commonwealth, as Virginia joins other states around the country to encourage equal pay for women. More>>

VA Senate Passes Budget with Expanded Medicaid

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The VA Senate has approved its version of a roughly $96 billion two-year budget that includes accepting additional federal funds to provide health insurance to as many as 400,000 low-income residents. More>>

Gov. McAuliffe Vetoes Red-Light Camera Bill

Updated: Apr 07, 2014 10:55 PM

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a bill that would have granted people who receive red-light tickets the right to contest citations in circuit court. More>>

VA Community Colleges Suspend Speech Policy

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The Virginia Community College System is abandoning a policy that was challenged by a student who was barred from preaching on a Hampton campus. More>>

McAuliffe Makes 22 Changes to Ethics Legislation Passed by GA

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Governor McAuliffe has made 22 amendments to the compromise ethics package that was passed out of the General Assembly this session. More>>

Virginia Senate OKs Budget Plan Video included

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Two weeks after Virginia House lawmakers approved their version of the state budget, the Senate is putting forth a proposal of its own. More>>

Gov. McAuliffe Signs Mental Health Bill

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A key part of Sen. Creigh Deeds' efforts to fix Virginia's mental health system is now law. More>>

McAuliffe Signs SOL Reform Bill, Vetoes School Prayer Bill

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Governor Terry McAuliffe approved an SOL reform bill Friday, and vetoed a bill focused on prayer in schools. More>>

Medicaid Grudge Match Continues Monday in Richmond Video included

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Lawmakers are getting back in the ring again next week, still chasing an elusive deal on Medicaid expansion and the two-year, $97 billion state budget. More>>

VCU Unveils Photos of 1963 Farmville Civil Rights Protests

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Virginia Commonwealth University has unveiled a collection of photographs taken during the 1963 civil rights protests in Farmville. More>>

VA Gas Prices Increase Ahead of Spring Break

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Gas prices in Virginia are increasing as many residents prepare for spring break travel. More>>

Slideshow: St. Patrick's Day Snow

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NBC29 viewer photos of the St. Patrick's Day Snow. More>>

Verizon Spends $711M on VA Telecom Upgrades in '13

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Verizon says it spent more than $711 million on telecommunications and information technology improvements in Virginia in 2013. More>>

VA House Approves Bill Giving Lawmakers Standing

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Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates want to give lawmakers standing in lawsuits where the attorney general and governor have chosen not to participate. More>>

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