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Tobacco Commission Grants go to Family Connections

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A VA commission that invests money from a national tobacco settlement gave $21M to an economic development group & a telephone cooperative run by family members of the commission's chairman. More>>

Sen. Kaine Leads Congressional Delegation to North Africa, Spain

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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine concluded a two-day visit to Tunisia Monday. More>>

McDonnell Trial Day 25: Closing Arguments Video included

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Closing arguments were delivered in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen Friday. More>>

VA AG Commits to Hiring, Protecting Veterans

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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is taking steps to hire more veterans in his office and protect them from fraud. More>>

VA gets Grant for Education, Workforce Training

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VA has been selected to receive a $170K grant to help better align education and workforce training with economic development priorities. More>>

VDOT Seeks to Smooth Labor Day Weekend Travels

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is smoothing the way for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. More>>

McDonnell Trial Day 24: Testimony Concludes Video included

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The jury heard from the final witness in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen Thursday. Closing arguments are set to begin on Friday. More>>

Health Department Struggles to Keep Up with Kitchens on the Go Video included

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Food trucks are an expanding industry in central Virginia and that's expanding the workload of the Virginia Department of Health. More>>

McDonnell Trial Day 23: Defense Rests in Corruption Trial of Former Governor Video included

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Maureen McDonnell's attorneys finally had their turn to present their side of the story Wednesday in the corruption trial against her and her husband, former Gov. Bob McDonnell. More>>

Election Officials: Minimal Challenges after Voter ID Rules Video included

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Virginia election officials say the new voter ID rules have been a success so far. More>>

Virginia Students Make Gains on Revised Math SOLs

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Virginia education officials say student performance improved on the state's more rigorous mathematics tests and pass rates were relatively flat on revised English, history and science tests. More>>

McDonnell Trial Day 22: Prosecution Concludes Cross Examination of Bob McDonnell Video included

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faced more questions from the prosecutor in his public corruption trial Tuesday in federal court in Richmond. More>>

McDonnell Trial Day 21: Bob McDonnell Back on Stand Video included

Updated: Aug 25, 2014 05:31 PM

Former Governor Bob McDonnell was back on the witness stand Monday as his public corruption trial entered its fifth week. Most of the day centered on the prosecution's cross examination. More>>

Nonprofits Voice Concerns at Tax Preferences Subcommittee Meeting Video included

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Nonprofits came together in Richmond Tuesday in hopes of keeping tax exemptions amidst Virginia's budget shortfall. More>>

McAuliffe Orders Cuts to VA State Agencies

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Gov. McAuliffe is ordering his agency heads to cut their budgets 5 percent this fiscal year and 7 percent next year to cope with an $880 million budget shortfall. More>>

Virginia State Parks to offer Hunting Opportunities Statewide

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VA State Parks, managed by the VA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, offer the outdoors enthusiast a variety of hunting opportunities More>>

Governor McAuliffe Declares September “Honey Month”

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Governor Terry McAuliffe has declared the entire month of September as “Honey Month.” More>>

Prosecution Cross-Examination Makes Tense Moments in McDonnell Trial Video included

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There were some tense moments during trial Monday as the government grilled former Governor Bob McDonnell, who, along with his wife, is accused of corruption. More>>

VSP to Increase Enforcement over Labor Day Weekend

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As the last holiday weekend of the summer season approaches, motorists traveling through VA this Labor Day weekend can expect to see significant increased enforcement by the Virginia State Police. More>>

Public Meetings Set on Charitable Gaming in VA

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Charitable gaming in Virginia will be the focus of a series of public meetings hosted by the state Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs. More>>

Appalachian Power Warns about Payment Scam

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Appalachian Power is warning small business customers in Virginia about a scam. More>>

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>>

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