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Va. Economic Development Board Names New Leaders

The board overseeing a group tasked with spurring economic development in Virginia has new leadership.

02/15/2014

Two firefighters were injured extinguishing a house fire in the 1100 block of Addison Road. (Credit: Mark E. Brady)

Virginia’s New Outdoor Burning Ban Begins

The Virginia Department of Forestry says a statewide outdoor burning ban is in effect starting Saturday until the end of April.

02/15/2014

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Couples Celebrate Overturned Va. Gay Marriage Ban

The two couples at the center of a fight over the legality of gay marriage in Virginia are celebrating a federal judge’s ruling overturning the state’s ban.

02/14/2014

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Judge: Va. Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Thursday that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, making it the first state in the South to have its voter-approved prohibition overturned.

02/13/2014

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Va. Senate Approves Minimum Wage Increase

Democrats in the Virginia Senate want to increase the minimum wage by 2 dollars an hour.

02/11/2014

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Virginia Senate Votes to Repeal Ultrasound Law

Virginia Senate Democrats, enjoying a new majority in the upper chamber, are trying to repeal a law mandating that women seeking abortions undergo ultrasounds.

02/11/2014

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No Signs of Compromise on Va. Medicaid Expansion

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has plenty of allies in his efforts to expand Medicaid eligibility in Virginia, including the state’s hospitals, insurance companies, several business organizations, liberal advocacy groups, and even some Republican state senators.

02/09/2014

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3 Arrested as Police Continue Search for Missing Va. Man

Police seeking a reserve Virginia police officer reported missing Saturday say they have arrested three siblings in connection with their continuing search.

02/05/2014

A gay rights activist waves a flag in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 24, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The high court is expected to rule Wednesday on some high profile decisions including California's Proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.  (Photo credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Court Hearing Set Over Gay Marriage Ban In Va.

A federal judge was set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether Virginia’s ban on gay marriage should be struck down, which is the position the state’s newly elected Democratic attorney general has endorsed in a move that angered many Republican lawmakers.

02/04/2014

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Gay Marriage Fight Comes to Virginia Courtroom

The case is the first one in the South to reach oral arguments before a federal judge.

02/04/2014

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