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HAMPTON, Va. (AP) About 230 soldiers from Fort Eustis are preparing for a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. A ceremony is scheduled for noon Friday at Anderson Field House. Some will operate a cargo yard and shipping point, while others will be on a postal mission.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A state transportation panel has approved a project to offer faster passenger trains between Richmond and two Hampton Roads cities. But the cash-strapped state has yet to find the money to build or run the service.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) A report says union members made up 4.7 percent of Virginia's work force in 2009, up from 4.1 percent from the previous year. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says in the report yesterday that about 166,000 wage and hourly workers belonged to unions in Virginia -- the second consecutive year in percentage growth.

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) Officials in Suffolk are trying to find the source of a mysterious odor that has drawn complaints from residents for several months. The city will hold a public hearing tonight to discuss efforts to trace the smell.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The governor has says he plans to cut $731 million in state support to local public school divisions. The executive director of the Virginia School Boards Association says the cuts would further place the burden of paying for public education on local school divisions, which face their own revenue shortfalls.

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