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Kaine Leads Criticism of Trump

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, said Tuesday that the investigation into possible collaboration between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign is now beyond obstruction of...

Gas Prices Slowly Rising

Gas prices are slowly rising in Virginia. For weeks, area gas prices have steadied around the $1.99 mark. According to AAA Mid-Atlantic reports, the...

New State Laws Go Into Effect

Several new state laws went into effect Saturday in Virginia, potentially impacting how Virginians drive, what kind of alcohol they buy, and what they...

Recreational Water Illness: The Souvenir You Don’t Want from the Pool or Lake

SAN FRANCISCO - Every year, a growing number of people are becoming ill from playing in a community pool or natural body of water....

Primary Tuesday – Polls Open at 6 AM

Virginia voters will decide the nominees for both parties for governor and lieutenant governor tomorrow. Three Republicans and two Democrats want to be governor....

Prescription Use Down, Illegal Drug Use Up

After new regulations kicked in State Officials say pharmacies in Virginia are filling far fewer painkiller prescriptions than they used to. New laws go...

Virginia State Police Reminds Motorists to Slow Down or Move Over this Memorial Day...

Memorial Day signifies the official start of summer, and the Virginia State Police is taking this opportunity to remind motorists to do what’s right...

Gas Prices Jump 8 Cents in One Week

Average retail gasoline prices in Virginia have risen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.16/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey...

Fentanyl Becoming More Popular Among Illegal Drug Users

The United States is seeing a dramatic increase in drugs containing fentanyl, newly released data from the Drug Enforcement Administration shows. From 2015 to...

Medicaid Chief Warning of Possible Drastic Reductions

Cuts to Medicaid prescribed by the American Health Care Act could lead to a drastic reduction in services for Virginians with disabilities, policy experts...

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