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AG Herring Speaks to UVA Law Students about Time in Office Thus Far Video included

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Friday, VA's Attorney General Mark Herring visited UVA law students to talk about some of the issues he's faced in office thus far. More>>

McAuliffe Alters Felons' Voting Rights Procedures Video included

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Governor Terry McAuliffe is making it easier for felons to regain their voting rights. More>>

Gov. McAuliffe Announces Launch of Data.Virginia

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Gov. McAuliffe has announced the launch of Data.Virginia, an online portal that will provide easy access to VA’s open data and keep Virginians informed of major initiatives that take advantage of big data. More>>

McAuliffe, Warner Donate Funds Tied to Straw Donor

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe and U.S. Sen Mark Warner are donating to charity funds tied to a wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations. More>>

VA's Jobless Rate Rises to 5% in March

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The Virginia Employment Commission says the state's jobless rate rose slightly to 5 percent in March. More>>

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>>

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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