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Fall campaigns blast off in Virginia this week

Nominees? Who needs nominees? The fall presidential campaign opens this spring in Virginia long before President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney gets his party's nomination.

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 05:45am EDT

Tags: Virginia, mitt romney, Barack Obama

Study examines black Virginians' economic outcomes

Black Virginians have made educational and economic gains over the past three decades, but they continue to lag far behind their white counterparts, according to a University of Virginia study.

Monday - 04/30/2012, 03:01pm EDT

Tags: Virginia

Va. court reinstates delegate's law license

Delegate Joseph D. Morrissey's law license has been reinstated by the Virginia Supreme Court.

Monday - 04/30/2012, 11:05am EDT

Tags: Joseph D. Morrissey, Virginia Supreme Court, Virginia

WTOP's Top 5 morning stories

Five stories to keep you informed and get you going.

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 08:58am EDT

Tags: morning stories, Secret Service, Virginia, ikea, speed cameras, texting, cellphone

Kaine lone Democrat, 4 file GOP Senate petitions

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 08:55pm EDT

Tags: Virginia, Tim Kaine

Va. to join states tracking sales of allergy medication

Virginia will soon be one of a growing number of states that uses a national data base to track the sale of Claritin-D and other over-the-counter allergy medicines.

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 04:09pm EDT

Tags: Claritin D, pseudophedrine, Virginia, allergy, allergy medicine, Mark Seagraves

Shooter of Trayvon Martin from Manassas

A national outrage continues over the shooting of a black teenager by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Florida. That man, George Zimmerman, graduated Osbourn High School in Manassas in 2001.

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 10:00pm EDT

Tags: Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, Manassas, Virginia, Hank Silverberg, Dave McConnell

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Court in Va. hears anti-Obama group's appeal

A lawyer for a conservative group that claims its ads would tell "the real truth" about President Barack Obama's abortion views told an appeals court Wednesday that the organization should not be subject to federal restrictions on fundraising and advertising.

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 03:48pm EDT

Tags: PACs, Federal Election, Virginia, truth about obama

No. of Va. 'dropout factories' stays constant

A new report says the number of Virginia high schools considered "dropout factories" remained constant between 2002 and 2010, but the number of students attending such schools grew during the period.

Monday - 03/19/2012, 12:31pm EDT

Tags: dropout, high school, Virginia

Va. governor signs pre-abortion ultrasound bill

Abdominal ultrasounds for women seeking abortions in Virginia will become mandatory on July 1 under a law signed Wednesday by Gov. Bob McDonnell, who faced a political uproar before lawmakers deleted language that would have made the exams medically invasive.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 05:44pm EST

Tags: abortion, measure, Virginia, ultrasound

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