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8:23 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Chesapeake Bay Conservation Designation Opens Way for Federal Funds

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Chesapeake Bay watershed is among eight areas in the nation being designated critical conservation areas.

Virginia U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine said Tuesday that designation ensures federal funding to help implement a variety of conservation projects.

With the designation, the bay is eligible to receive a portion of more than $100 million in annual funding. It would be used to help implement a variety of conservation projects and increase the sustainability of regional water, soil, wildlife and natural resources.

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12:13 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Senator Tim Kaine Says, Obama Should Abide by Congressional Vote on Syria

Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va)
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PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) - Sen. Tim Kaine is defending his committee vote for limited strikes on Syria. But he says President Barack Obama should not order the attacks if Congress refuses to authorize them.

The Democratic junior senator said Thursday that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime must be punished for its suspected use of chemical weapons Aug. 21 in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus.

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9:43 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Virginia Reacts to High Court Decision on Voting Rights Act

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The U.S. Supreme Court decision striking Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act will allow the Virginia Counties of Accomack and Northampton on the Eastern Shore to make electoral changes without getting pre-clearance of the federal government.

Before the ruling any such change such as redrawing electoral districts to the choice of voting machines had to wait 60 day for a decision from the U.S. Justice Department.

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