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Greta Thunberg hitches low-carbon ride across Atlantic

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HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg left North America on a return trip across the Atlantic on Wednesday, hitching a...
Drug syringe and cooked heroin on spoon

Woman admits to mixing heroin, fentanyl at Virginia home

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has agreed to a plea deal in which she admits to mixing heroin and fentanyl at...
Residents cast their votes in the 2018 election at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach (Joshua Weinstein/Southside Daily)

Unproven fraud claims seen in state races could cloud 2020

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As Democrats took the reins of the Virginia Statehouse, social media posts offered an unsubstantiated explanation for the Election Day results: voter fraud. The messages...

Democrats’ wins could help bring down Confederate statues

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An army of Confederate monuments dots Virginia’s landscape but some of those statues could soon start coming down after Election...
Dominion Energy transmission lines span the James River near Surry, Va., seen from the Hog Island Wildlife Management Area, June 18, 2019. (Parker Michels-Boyce/ for the Virginia Mercury)

On second thought, court won’t overturn Jamestown transmission line permit

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A hotly opposed transmission line built by Dominion Energy across a historic stretch of the James River won’t be demolished after a federal judge...

Portsmouth Public Schools water testing showed unacceptable lead levels, most fixed by flushing the pipes

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Testing of drinking water at Portsmouth Public Schools showed alarmingly high lead levels in 30 water sources, some levels more than...
An aerial photograph of Langley Air Force Base and the Hampton Roads area during Airpower Over Hampton Roads Airshow at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, May 20, 2018. (WYDaily/U.S. Air Force photo courtesy Senior Airman Anthony Nin Leclerec)

Five things you need to know: Military in Hampton Roads

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Monday is Veteran’s Day all over the country but in Hampton Roads, a region known as one of the most military populated in the...

Virginia Democrats’ speaker pick would be first woman in job

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s House of Delegates is expected to soon have its first female speaker in its 400-year history, as the chamber’s...