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McDonnell Trial Day 20: Former Governor Back on Stand Video included

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Former Governor Bob McDonnell spent another day testifying in his public corruption trial in Richmond Friday. More>>

McDonnell Trial Day 19: Bob McDonnell Continues Testimony Video included

Updated: Aug 21, 2014 06:05 PM

Former Governor Bob McDonnell spent the entire day on the stand Thursday, defending himself against the federal corruption charges against him. More>>

VDOT to Lift Lane Closures for Labor Day Holiday

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To keep traffic moving and reduce congestion, VDOT will lift lane closures on most interstates and highways from noon August 29 until noon September 2. More>>

Revolutionary War TV Series Filming in VA

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The American Heroes Channel is filming a three-part series in Virginia about the Revolutionary War. More>>

VA Education Leader Embarks on Listening Tour

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The Virginia Board of Education's leader is embarking on a listening tour to hear about important issues facing the state's public schools. More>>

Warner Agrees to Campaign Debates, Forums

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U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has agreed to appear in eight joint public forums with Republican rival Ed Gillespie. More>>

Conviction Could Cost McDonnell His Pension Video included

Updated: Aug 21, 2014 05:18 PM

If former Governor Bob McDonnell is convicted of corruption, he stands to lose his pension due to a bill he signed into law. More>>

Sexual Assault Task Force Created for VA Colleges

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A task force to combat sexual assaults on Virginia's college campuses has been created by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. More>>

VA Agency gets $269K in Mine Safety Funding

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Virginia is receiving nearly $269,000 in health and safety training grants from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration. More>>

VA-Area Artifacts vie for 'Endangered' Designation

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Time is running out to vote for some of the area's most unique relics that are vying for the title of Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts. More>>

VA Launches Comprehensive Effort to Address Sexual Violence on College Campuses

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Gov. McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark Herring announced a comprehensive effort to address sexual assault and violence on college campuses. More>>

Virginia Gets NASA Funding for STEM Education

Virginia is sharing more than $17.3 million from NASA to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at community colleges and technical schools. More>>

McDonnell Trial Day 18: Bob McDonnell Takes the Stand Video included

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The corruption trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, continued in federal court in Richmond. Wednesday afternoon, Bob McDonnell took the stand in his own defense. More>>

High Court Blocks Same-Sex Unions in VA

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The Supreme Court is delaying the start of same-sex marriage in Virginia. More>>

Congressman Hurt Tours Fluvanna Farm

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Robert Hurt made his way through Fluvanna Wednesday morning as part of an agriculture tour along Route 15. More>>

VA Students Improve, Beat National Average on ACT

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Virginia students continue to improve and exceed the national average on the ACT college admissions exam. More>>

Emerald Ash Borer Found in More Virginia Counties

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The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has announced the detection of Emerald Ash Borer in additional counties in the Commonwealth. More>>

Republican Wins Special VA State Senate Race

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Republicans have retained control of the state Senate with the victory of GOP candidate Ben Chafin in a special election for the 38th Senate District. More>>

McDonnell Trial Day 17: Defense Continues Video included

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The defense continues presenting its case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, in federal court in Richmond. More>>

VA Freedom of Information Advisory Council Meets in Richmond Video included

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The Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council met Tuesday in Richmond. More>>

New Trail Connects Visitors to VA Oysters

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Virginia is connecting travelers to the state's popular oyster industry with the creation of the Virginia Oyster Trail. More>>

Delegate Toscano Asks for Feedback with Constituent Survey Video included

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Delegate David Toscano's 2014 Constituent Survey is now available online. More>>

McDonnell Trial Day 16: Defense Begins Video included

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The defense has started presenting its case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. More>>

Police Renew Investigation into 1984 Trooper Murder

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Police say advancements in forensic technology have renewed the investigation into the 30-year-old murder of a Virginia Trooper. More>>

Virginia Energy Council Holds Meeting in Richmond Video included

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Energy leaders gathered in Richmond Monday to put their heads together and figure out how to move the commonwealth forward. More>>

Eric Cantor Says Goodbye to Congress Video included

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Monday marks Congressman Eric Cantor's final day in Congress. More>>

Former UVA Associate Dean Elected Chief Justice of VA Supreme Court

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Members of the Virginia Supreme Court have chosen Justice Donald W. Lemons to serve as chief justice. More>>

VA Lottery Earns Record $538.6 Million

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The Virginia Lottery says it earned a record $538.6 million in the most recent fiscal year on the strength of sales of instant scratch-off tickets and a huge Mega Millions jackpot drawing in December. More>>

AAA: Auto Theft Hits Historic Lows in DC, MD, VA

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Crime statistics from AAA Mid-Atlantic show auto theft is hitting historic lows throughout the region. More>>

McDonnell Trial Day 15: Judge Denies Motion to Acquit Video included

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A judge rejected a request for acquittal in the corruption case against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. More>>

Gov. McAuliffe Signs Executive Order Establishing Inter-Agency Task Force on Worker Misclassification & Payroll Fraud

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Gov. McAuliffe has signed an executive order establishing an interagency task force on worker misclassification and payroll fraud. More>>

VA Facing Larger Budget Shortfall than Expected

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Virginia is facing a larger shortfall in the current two-year state budget than officials had expected. But officials aren't ready to outline specific cuts. More>>

McDonnell Trial Day 14: FBI Agent Continues Testimony Video included

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The prosecution has finished presenting its evidence in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. More>>

Opponents Seek Delay in VA Gay Marriage Case

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Attorneys representing a county clerk in northern Virginia have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to delay a circuit court ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. More>>

Fed Court Clarifies Date for Gay Marriage in VA

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A federal appeals court is clarifying when same-sex marriages could begin in Virginia. More>>

UVA Researchers Look at Preparation for Rising Sea Levels in VA

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VA, whose coastal area is one of the world's most economically vulnerable to rising sea levels, could set an example by taking proactive steps to adapt to the threat. More>>

Gov. McAuliffe Announces 2nd Year of VEDP Going Global Defense Initiative

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Governor McAuliffe announced Thursday that the VA Economic Development Partnership has received grant funding for a second year of its Going Global Defense Initiative More>>

Starr Hill, Hardywood Debut Fall Line Fest Collaboration Beer

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Starr Hill Brewery and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery are introducing a collaboration beer brewed specially for Richmond's Fall Line Fest. More>>

Study: Senior Citizens can Easily Become Malnourished Video included

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Forty-four percent of senior citizens may become malnourished, according to a new study from UNC. More>>

Delay Denied in Ruling on VA Gay Marriage Ban

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A federal appeals court has denied a request to delay its ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. More>>

Gov. McAuliffe Unveils Major Workforce Development Initiative

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Wednesday, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order establishing “The New Virginia Economy” Workforce Initiative. More>>

VA Awarded $358K to Help Cover Costs of AP Tests

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Slightly more than $358,000 is headed to the VA Dept. of Education to cover a portion of the fees charged to low-income students taking advanced placement tests. More>>

Deadline to Clear up Health Law Eligibility Nears

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The Obama administration says the clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health law. More>>

VDOT Researches Wildlife Patterns to Increase Roadway Safety Video included

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VDOT is working to make roads safer – for wildlife and motorists alike – by researching animal travel patterns. More>>

New Cabinet to Focus on Helping VA's Children Video included

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Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order this week creating a cabinet dedicated to helping children in Virginia. More>>

Lt. Gov. Named Chair of Council on Childhood Success

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Gov. McAuliffe signed an executive order establishing the Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success and named Lt. Governor Ralph Northam as its chair. More>>

Trial Puts McDonnells in the Spotlight Video included

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The McDonnells have had their marital troubles and private lives thrust into the national spotlight. With week three of their corruption trial in full swing, we are taking a look at how it's affecting the former first couple. More>>

McDonnell Corruption Trial Day 10: Week 2 Wrapping Up Video included

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Week two of the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, wrapped up Friday in Richmond. More>>

McDonnell Corruption Trial Day 9 Video included

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The former governor's mansion director and the Virginia secretary of health were among the witnesses who testified in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen Thursday. More>>

McDonnell Corruption Trial Day 7 Video included

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Seven witnesses testified Tuesday in the public corruption trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen McDonnell. More>>

McDonnell Corruption Trial Day 2: Opening Statements Video included

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Opening statements were delivered and testimony began in the corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. Prosecution and the defense laid out their case in the alleged gift scandal Tuesday. More>>

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