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Dominion Virginia Power Considers Rate Increase

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Dominion Virginia Power wants to increase what it charges customers to recover its fuel costs. But before it's able to do so, regulators want to give the public a chance to weigh in. Dominion officials are holding a public hearing on June 18.

The utility company says higher fuel costs and an increased demand for electricity are the primary reasons it needs to raise rates.

If approved, the change would raise the average monthly bill of a typical residential customer by $2.36, starting July 1. The fuel rate increase would be the first one in two years.

Dominion has about 2.3 million customers in Virginia.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.
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Obama's Trip to Africa & Foreign Aid

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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