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11:18 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Tornado Leaves 2 Dead, Three Dozen Injured at Virginia Campground

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A massive tornado ripped through the Cherrystone Campground on the Virginia Eastern Shore yesterday leaving two dead and 36 injured.

The category EF 1 tornado produced enough wind to blow over a tractor-trailer on Route 13.

Hail and wind also damaged fields and broke limbs that slammed into homes and cars.

A Virginia State Police said that a married couple Lord Balatbat and Lolabeth Ortega from New Jersey – both 38 years old – were killed when a tree fell on their tent.

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9:07 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Oyster Harvest in Virginia, Up Dramatically

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia is marking its largest oyster harvest in more than 25 years.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Monday that the state's oyster harvest jumped 25 percent last year to the highest seen since 1987.

Over the past 12 years, Virginia's oyster harvest has increased from 23,000 bushels in 2001 to about 504,000 bushels last year. The harvest numbers include wild oysters and those grown in aquaculture farms.

The dockside value of the oyster harvest increased to $22.2 million last year, up from $16.2 million in 2012.

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12:35 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Shortfall in Virginia State Budget

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia ended fiscal 2014 with a $438.5 million shortfall, a 1.6 percent drop from the year before.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration announced the shortfall Thursday. His office did not say whether the shortfall would lead to budget cuts.

The governor signed a budget last month that had anticipated a smaller budget shortfall for fiscal 2014 of about $350 million.

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9:06 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Virginia GOP Calls Special Session on Medicaid Expansion

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Republican legislative leaders are scheduling a special session in September to debate whether to expand Medicaid eligibility, something GOP lawmakers have already made clear they oppose.

House Speaker William J. Howell and Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment announced Wednesday the General Assembly will be back into session during the week of Sept. 22.

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7:42 am
Tue June 24, 2014

GOP Moves To Block Medicaid Expansion in Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia House of Delegates has thrown out two of Governor Terry McAuliffe's line-item budget vetoes.

House Speaker William J. Howell ruled Monday tht McAuliff's vetoes were outside the scope fo the governor's authority.

The move effectively overrides the vetoes without the House having to vote on them.

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9:07 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Region's Governors Meet on Cleaning Up the Bay

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley is hosting the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council.

The council is meeting Monday in Annapolis. The council is scheduled to sign an agreement to update a 14-year-old plan to guide restoration and conservation in the bay's six-state watershed.

Among the issues the plan covers is how the states and the federal government will address the impact of climate change on the nation's largest estuary.

A meeting is scheduled in the statehouse. That will be followed by a news conference at the Annapolis City Dock.

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8:10 am
Fri June 13, 2014

VA Budget Advances Without Medicaid Expansion

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Senate Finance Committee has advanced a new state budget without Medicaid expansion - a major step toward ending a months long stalemate.

But a floor vote on the budget plan was delayed Thursday night as Republican senators privately debated a proposal by Sen. Dick Black to ensure that Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe cannot expand Medicaid without legislative approval.  

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8:46 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Wallops Flight Facility, Future "Aerospace Capital"

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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe predicted the Wallops Island region will become the aerospace capital of the globe.

He was speaking at a ground breaking ceremony for $8 million improvements at Wallops Research Park next the flight facility that is currently involved in resupply shipments to the International Space Station.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the research center improvements include a 1-thousand-foot taxiway that will connect the 200-acre park to the runways at the NASA Flight Facility.

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8:31 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Virginia Re-Examines Restrictive Building Codes for Abortion Providers

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The debate over new abortion clinic regulations is restarting at the Virginia Board of Health.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe last month directed the board to review the regulations and appointed five new board members who support abortion rights. The board meets Thursday for the first time since receiving the order. Activists on both sides of the abortion issue say they plan to speak during a public comment period.

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8:16 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Virginia Inches Toward Medicaid Expansion

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A proposed small procedural change to a legislative commission may be the starting point of a compromise that ends a months-long impasse over the Virginia state budget.

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8:40 am
Tue February 18, 2014

The Wealthy Represented in Virginia Legislature

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - At least 16 Virginia state lawmakers have investments worth more than $1 million, according to a new analysis by a nonprofit that tracks money in politics.

The Virginia Public Access Project compiled recently filed personal finance forms of the 139 current members of the General Assembly.

Lawmakers do not have to provide the specific value of their stock holdings and investments, but instead provide broad ranges of worth. And the forms do not disclose the value of real estate holdings.

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8:46 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Democrats Win In VA, MD Gubernatorial Hopefuls Talk Environment

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TYSONS CORNER, Va. (AP) - Democrat Terry McAuliffe has been elected Virginia's next governor, defeating Republican Ken Cuccinelli after pledging to expand the state's Medicaid rolls and portraying his rival as someone who would turn back years of progress.

Turnout for Tuesday's election was low, and both candidates worked through Election Day to reach as many potential voters as possible.

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9:04 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Virginians Choose New Governor, Md Cities Choose Mayors

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginians are headed to the polls to elect the top three state officials and a new House of Delegates.

At the top of the ticket, Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe are battling to succeed Gov. Bob McDonnell. Cuccinelli is the attorney general, and McAuliffe is a former national Democratic Party chairman and fundraiser for Bill and Hillary Clinton.

The choices for lieutenant governor are Democratic state Sen. Ralph Northam and Republican minister E.W. Jackson.

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