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Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Virginia News

Lawmakers seek answers on U.S. 460

A legislative committee will try to determine today how a public-private partnership to build a $1.4 billion toll road along U.S. 460 turned into a conventional design-build deal that placed almost all of the risk on state taxpayers.

Lawmakers take up vetoes amid budget impasse

It was supposed to be the end of the 2014 legislative season.

Orange County man given three years for fraud

LOUISA An Orange County man has been sentenced to serve three years in prison for charges that include Medicaid fraud.

Duke Energy: Moving coal ash in NC would cost up to $10 billion

RALEIGH, N.C. — Duke Energy told North Carolina lawmakers Tuesday that removing all of the company's coal ash away from the state's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with its electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill.

Former Rep. Davis urges GOP to move forward on immigration reform

Former Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, R-11th, today urged House Republicans not to further delay dealing with immigration reform.

Hiker from Washington state died on Appalachian Trail

Bedford County deputies have identified the hiker found dead Monday along the Appalachian Trail.

Study: Legal gay marriage could boost Va. economy

A report by a think tank at UCLA says legalizing gay marriages in Virginia could generate up to $60 million in spending in three years.

State finds invasive turtles at Staunton pet store

STAUNTON — A pet store in Staunton has stopped offering an invasive turtle species for sale following a state investigation.

Long-awaited U.S. rule on coal dust to be announced Weds.

Top federal labor and mine safety officials are heading to West Virginia to release a long-awaited final rule on coal dust.

Virginia Intermont College’s merger is off

Virginia Intermont College and Florida-based Webber International University have called off plans to merge, escalating troubles for the private liberal arts college in Bristol that is facing loss of accreditation.

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