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McAuliffe orders cuts to Virginia state agencies

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ordering state agency heads to come up with across-the-board budget cuts for the next two years in order to cope with a more than $880 million budget shortfall. McAuliffe’s chief of staff, Paul Reagan, sent a memo to agency chiefs on Friday ordering them to come [...]

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Virginia students make gains on revised math SOLs

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Student performance improved on Virginia’s more rigorous mathematics tests last school year and pass rates were relatively flat on revised English, history and science tests, state education officials said Wednesday. Over the past few years, officials have revised the Standards of Learning tests aimed at better preparing students for college or [...]

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VA says no proof delays in care caused vets to die

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care system in which veterans waited months for appointments while employees falsified records to cover up the [...]

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State investigates Fairfax voter fraud allegations

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Election officials say more than a dozen people in Fairfax County voted in both Virginia and Maryland in 2012. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1ooN13N ) reports that the Virginia Attorney General’s Office is investigating allegations of voter fraud in the county. The Virginia Voters Alliance identified 17 people who voted in both [...]

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Former Va. governor wraps up his trial testimony

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s public corruption trial is winding down in federal court in Richmond. McDonnell testified in his own defense for more than four days. He wrapped up his time on the witness stand Tuesday, August 27th, by acknowledging using bad judgment but firmly denying criminal wrongdoing. McDonnell [...]

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Sexual assault task force created for Va. colleges

A task force to combat sexual assaults on Virginia’s college campuses has been created by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe signed an executive order Thursday creating the Governor’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence. The task force will include campus administrators, advocates, law enforcement, higher education attorneys, health professionals and others. The task force will [...]

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$3 million donated to College of William and Mary

  WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The College of William and Mary has received a $3 million gift from the estate of one of its graduates. The college announced the gift by the estate of Margaret Baxter Vaughan on Friday, August 22nd. The school says $2.5 million are unrestricted funds. The other $500,000 has been given [...]

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Former Virginia governor back on witness stand

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is back on the witness stand as his public corruption trial enters its fifth week. McDonnell began testifying in his own defense Wednesday, August 20th, denying that he provided special favors to a wealthy vitamin executive who gave him and his family more than $165,000 [...]

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Group restoring ironwork in historic Va. cemetery

  PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Restoring the ironwork in Blandford Cemetery, some of which was created as far back as the 1700s, requires painstaking care to ensure that these connections to the past stand for years to come. The Historic Blandford Cemetery Foundation is now on the second phase of a project to repair the [...]

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Sexual assault task force created for Va. colleges

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A task force to combat sexual assaults on Virginia’s college campuses has been created by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe signed an executive order Thursday creating the Governor’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence. The task force will include campus administrators, advocates, law enforcement, higher education attorneys, health professionals and [...]

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Ex-Va. governor: CEO’s loan was not inappropriate

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Friday that he did not think it was inappropriate to take a $50,000 loan from a Virginia businessman to help cover the ownership costs of vacation rental properties. McDonnell was back on the witness stand as his public corruption trial resumed in federal court [...]

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