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McAuliffe announces $553M surplus, remains cautious about sequestration

Unless Congress votes to stop them, across-the-board spending cuts could hurt Virginia, he said.

Virginia’s Rep. Barbara Comstock has raised $1 million for reelection

The freshman congresswoman’s early fundraising success could make her harder to unseat in 2016.

McAuliffe announces $553M surplus, remains cautious about sequestration

RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday announced higher-than-expected revenue collections for Virginia, but continued to sound the alarm over looming federal spending cuts known as sequestration.The across-the-board cuts could have...Show More Summary

Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) has raised more than $1 million for re-election

More than a year before U.S. Rep. Barbara J. Comstock (R-Va.) asks Northern Virginians to send her back to Congress, the Republican freshman has raised over $1 million in campaign cash.Comstock pulled in $685,000 between April and June, according to fund-raising figures that her campaign provided to The Washington Post. Show More Summary

Ex-Va. governor McDonnell loses appeal of corruption convictions

A three-judge federal appeals court panel on Friday unanimously affirmed the public corruption convictions against former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell, thoroughly rejecting each argument from the onetime Republican rising star and declaring that it had “no cause to undo what has been done.”Read full article >>

Drones to deliver medicine to rural Virginia field hospital

RICHMOND — The sprawling field hospital that springs up in rural southwest Virginia every summer has been called the largest health care outreach operation of its kind.This year, the event will host another first. Read full article ...

Jim Webb to make decision on presidential run in few days

Former U.S. senator Jim Webb will decide in the next few days whether he is running for president, he said Tuesday at a presidential forum in Baltimore. Webb (Va.) told the National Sheriffs’ Association that he expected to be “very busy over the next week” and later clarified to reporters that he would announce his plans “within the next few days.” Read full article >>

Head of troubled Fairfax elections office steps down

The head of Fairfax County’s busy elections office is stepping down after four years of low employee morale led to several distractions inside the department that handles ballots for about 700,000 registered voters.Read full article...

Murder, custody and justice: The making of a political candidate

The Democratic primary campaign was in its last days and — once again — Mark Levine was not expected to win.His four competitors for state delegate were progressives just like him, and had locked up the major endorsements for the nomination to represent Virginia’s 45th District. Show More Summary

In changing times, even Rotary Clubs wrestle over making prayer acceptable

Gone are the days when a retired pastor would start each Vienna Rotary Club luncheon with a traditional Christian prayer.For the past year, club members in the leafy Washington suburb have alternated between prayer, nondenominational words of inspiration and moments of silent reflection.Read full article >>

Va. GOP will choose presidential nominee by primary

STAUNTON, Va. — Virginia’s Republican presidential nominating contest next year will be a primary open to all voters instead of a party-run convention, GOP leaders decided Saturday by a slim margin. The decision delivered a blow to a coalition of tea party-influenced activists called the Conservative Fellowship. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton attacks Republicans as ‘party of the past’

Hillary Clinton roused a crowd of several thousand Virginia Democrats Friday night with sharp attacks on her Republican rivals, calling them the “party of the past” on every issue from domestic terrorism to gay marriage. Read full article >>

Va. Republican leadership calls for code change after gay marriage ruling

RICHMOND — In light of the Supreme Court’s affirmation of gay couples’ right to marry, Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell on Friday dropped his opposition to changing the state code to reflect what has been in reality in Virginia for months. Read full article >>

Supreme Court health-care ruling prompts new McAuliffe Medicaid push

RICHMOND — Soon after the Supreme Court salvaged a key part of the nation’s Affordable Care Act on Thursday, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was rallying the troops in the state capital to expand Medicaid under the law.Read full article >>

Army medical students testify that they were abused by medical trainer

RICHMOND — Decked out in dress blues and identified only by code names, Army medical students testified Friday that a longtime military contractor subjected them and fellow classmates to dangerous experiments and sexual exploitation.Read full article >>

Va. Democrats file court challenge to restrictive voting laws

RICHMOND — State laws requiring voters to present photo identification and preventing felons from casting ballots disenfranchise voters and violate their civil rights, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday by the Democratic Party of Virginia.Read full article >>

Longtime Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille ousted in primary race

Four-term Alexandria Mayor William Euille lost in his Democratic primary Tuesday to Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg, a stinging defeat that illustrates voter concern over a wave of development sweeping the historic riverfront city.Read full article >>

McAuliffe bags German grocer Lidl, bringing hundreds of jobs to Virginia

RICHMOND — German discount grocer Lidl will launch its expansion into the U.S. market from Virginia, creating more than 700 jobs in Arlington and Spotsylvania counties as it establishes an American headquarters and distribution center, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday.Read full article >>

Va. federal contractor banned over sexual-exploitation claims

RICHMOND — The U.S. Navy banned a longtime military contractor this week — two years after authorities were alerted to problems and three months after the Virginia Board of Medicine accused the company’s president of using drugs, alcohol and macabre medical procedures to sexually exploit personnel in his classes.Read full article >>

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