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Dominion Spending $1.7B to Improve Service in Virginia

Posted: 03/25/2011 - Dominion Virginia Power says it is spending more than $1.7 billion over about two years to strengthen its electric grid, support growing demand for electricity and improve service reliability for customers.

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McDonnell Vetoes School PE Bill

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Posted: 03/24/2011 - Governor Bob McDonnell has vetoed legislation (SB 966) that would force local school districts to provide 150 minutes of physical education per week for all students in elementary and middle school.

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Virginia to Contract Out Rest Stops in Cost-saving Move

Posted: 03/24/2011 - Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Thursday a new cost-saving program designed to generate additional revenues to help defray the costs of operating the Commonwealth’s 42 safety rest areas and welcome centers.

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Va. Combat Team Mobilized for Duty

Posted: 03/24/2011 - The Virginia National Guard’s Staunton-based 116th Brigade Combat Team Headquarters has received a mobilization order to enter federal active duty in Afghanistan.

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Va. Deputy Arrested on Sex Charges

Posted: 03/24/2011 - A veteran Petersburg sheriff's deputy has been fired following his arrest on charges of attempting to have sex with underage girls.

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Relief on the Way for Short-handed Va. Courts

Posted: 03/24/2011 - Relief is on the way for several short-handed courts in Virginia. The General Assembly is filling 21 of 29 judicial vacancies that were frozen last year because of budget problems.

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Gov. McDonnell Signs Bill Banning Synthetic Drugs

Posted: 03/24/2011 - Del. C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) announced Wednesday that Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed legislation banning the possession and sale of certain synthetic drugs.

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Campaign Targets Va. Abortion Legislation

Posted: 03/23/2011 - Opponents of Virginia legislation that would establish stringent regulations for abortion clinics have launched a letter-writing campaign aimed at Gov. Bob McDonnell.

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Virginia Renews Push for Health Care Overhaul

Posted: 03/22/2011 - Gov. Bob McDonnell issued a statement Tuesday in advance of Wednesday’s one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Soering Hopes New Evidence Will Win Parole

Posted: 03/22/2011 - A former German diplomat's son who's serving life in a Virginia prison for killing two people is hoping new evidence will win his parole.

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