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Why An Amusement Park Has Dominion Over Virginia School Calendars

The Kings Dominion Law was passed at the behest of the amusement park, and it legally prohibits school divisions from opening before Labor Day unless they qualify for a waiver.
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Supreme Court Gives McDonnell Freedom — For Now

Embattled former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell does not have to trade his business suit for prison stripes, at least not yet.
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Virginia Man Turning Waste Heat Into Rooftop Greenhouses

How can the U.S. improve food security? One Charlottesville native is pioneering the construction of greenhouses on buildings to take advantage of their waste heat.

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Shooting Of Journalists Prompts Renewed Debate About Gun Control In Virginia

Details were still emerging about the killing of two journalists in Roanoke, Virginia, Wednesday when Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe starting calling for gun control.
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Door To Door: Fredericksburg, Va., and Sandy Spring, Md.

It's our ongoing journey around the region. This time, we'll visit Fredericksburg, Virginia,  and Sandy Spring, Maryland.

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Is It Possible To Crowdsource Love? One Virginia Woman Says 'Yes'

We hear one woman's creative antidote to the frustrations of the local dating scene.

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As Vinyl Booms, Virginia Company Plans To Open A Record-Pressing Plant

Demand for new vinyl records is off the charts. That's why one company in Northern Virginia plans to open its own record-manufacturing business.
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Pro-Transit Group Attacks D.C. Traffic Congestion Report As Deeply Flawed

The study ranks the D.C. region as the worst for time spent sitting in traffic. Transit advocates say that the results shouldn't be taken as an argument for more car capacity on the roads.

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Lawsuit On Uranium Mining Moratorium Should Be Dismissed, Virginia AG Says

Virginia Uranium Inc. filed the lawsuit earlier this month in federal court. It wants to begin mining a 119-million-pound deposit near the North Carolina border.

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Prosecutors Respond To McDonnell's Last-Ditch Attempt To Stay Out of Prison

Will embattled former Gov. Bob McDonnell be able to stay out of prison while he pursues his appeal to the Supreme Court? That question should be answered soon.

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