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State news includes stories of interest in Virginia and less frequently, North Carolina, that is of interest to our readers.

Former Restricted Handgun Law Still Popular

Nearly two-thirds of Virginians support Virginia's former law that restricted handgun purchases to one a month, according to a Quinnipiac University survey out today.  By...

Pole Put Perriello on Top

Former Rep. Tom Perriello's upstart campaign has edged ahead of Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam about two months ahead of the Democratic primary for...

Gas Prices on the Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Virginia have risen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.19/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey...

State Will Study Decriminalization of Marijuana

Virginia’s state government will study whether it should decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, a decision reached Wednesday that was praised by those who want...

Debate Grows Concerning Marijuana Decriminalization in Virginia

The State Crime Commission will decide in a closed meeting today whether the state should study marijuana decriminalization this year. Legislation in the General...

Railroad Tracks in Bad Shape

Government inspections of railroads that haul crude oil have uncovered almost 24,000 safety defects, including problems similar to those blamed in derailments that triggered...

Ford Motor Company Recalling Thousands of Vehicles

The U.S. government’s auto safety agency is reviewing a Ford Motor Co. recall of thousands of cars, SUVs, and vans that can run low...

Gas Prices Up

Average retail gasoline prices in Virginia have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.13/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey...

Governor McAuliffe Wants Trump Fund

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is looking for additional money to cushion Virginia’s budget from the potential effects of actions taken or proposed by President Donald...

Governor’s One Gun a Month Not Likely to Pass

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has proposed a legislative amendment that would restore Virginia’s one-handgun-a-month limit. It’s not likely to pass in the General Assembly, though....

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