Virginia

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. (Photo credit:  Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Va. Governor Vetoes Gun Bills, Proposes Lower Gift Limits

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants a $100 aggregate gift cap for state lawmakers and is vetoing several pro-gun bills.

03/27/2015

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State Education Board Votes to Expand SOL Retesting

Elementary and middle school students who fail this spring’s Standards of Learning tests by narrow margins or because of extenuating circumstances can retake the exams before the end of the school year.

03/27/2015

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid answers questions following the weekly Democratic policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 18, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Pugnacious Reid Retiring, Wants Schumer as Senate Dem Leader

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is announcing he will not seek re-election to another term.

03/27/2015

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell (2nd R) leaves U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia with family members, including his son Bobby (R), after he found guilty in his corruption trial. The jury found McDonnell guilty of 11 corruption-related counts, and his wife Maureen McDonnell of eight counts. They were on trial for accepting gifts, vacations and loans from a Virginia businessman in exchange for helping his company.   (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Prosecutors: Evidence Supports Ex-Va. Gov’s Convictions

Federal prosecutors say there is plenty of evidence to support former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s public corruption convictions.

03/26/2015

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Weekend Guide: What’s Happening in Your Area March 27 – 29

Spring has finally arrived! And while it may not feel like it outside yet, there’s at least plenty to do to celebrate the new season this weekend.

03/26/2015

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Va. GOP Candidates Forgo Primary, Agree to Party Canvass

Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart will seek re-election through a party canvass after a clerical error denied him the right to compete in a primary.

03/26/2015

Police charged Jesse Matthew Jr. (left) with abduction in the case of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. (Photos from Charlottesville Police)

1 Charge Dropped Against Suspect in Hannah Graham Case

One charge filed against the suspect in the slaying of a University of Virginia student has been dropped in Charlottesville because the same charge is being pursued in Albemarle County, where the woman’s body was found.

03/26/2015

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Dominion Virginia Power Ratepayers to See Monthly Bills Dip

Customers of Dominion Virginia Power will see their monthly electric bills decline April 1 as a result of state regulatory actions involving five cases.

03/26/2015

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Governor Signs State Budget With Raises for Va. State Workers

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a new state budget that includes a pay increases for state employees, boosts cash benefits for welfare recipients and has more money for the governor to spend on economic development.

03/26/2015

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Pilot Reported Turbulence Before Plane Crash in Norfolk

Federal investigators say a pilot reported turbulence before a small plane crashed while trying to land at Norfolk International Airport.

03/26/2015