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Study: Gas 'fracking' in Arkansas not affecting groundwater

DURHAM, N.C., May 15 (UPI) -- Shale gas production in Arkansas has not contaminated groundwater, a study by Duke University and the U.S. Geological Survey indicates.

Gilmore wins GOP nod for U.S. Senate seat

RICHMOND, Va., May 31 (UPI) -- Former Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III narrowly won the Republican nomination for the state's U.S. Senate seat Saturday, party officials said.

Warner to voice his intentions by e-mail

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Former Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner plans on announcing his political intentions regarding a possible U.S. Senate campaign through an e-mail.

Kaine takes reigns in Virginia

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Timothy Michael Kaine has been sworn in as Virginia's 70th governor.

Democrat declared winner in Va. race

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Polls closed in Virginia Tuesday evening in elections for governor and other state offices.

Supreme Court rejects death row appeal

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court rejected hearing a Virginia death row inmate's appeal of his murder conviction in which some DNA evidence was destroyed.

Gas shortage rumors fuel panic

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Rumors of fuel shortages caused panic among some motorists as the nation moved into the usually travel-happy Labor Day weekend.

IBM adding 1,250 jobs in Virginia

ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- IBM Corp. in Armonk, N.Y., said Monday it is adding 1,250 jobs in Virginia to service its growing federal business.

Virginia governor wants tax overhaul

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Virginia's Gov. Mark R. Warner wants to overhaul his state's tax structure -- on who and what gets taxed -- but not to increase the net amount collected.

Va. executes rapist and killer

JARRATT, Va., July 23 (UPI) -- Bobby Wayne Swisher was executed by injection in Virginia's death chamber Tuesday night, six years after he kidnapped, raped and killed a young mother.

Va. governor signs anti-terror measure

RICHMOND, Va., March 26 (UPI) -- Gov. Mark R. Warner signed anti-terrorism legislation Wednesday and issued an executive order under which the state will make up the salary difference for state workers called to active duty in the National Guard or military services.

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Despite memories of the atrocities of the past, the Jewish community in Germany is alive and well. The Christian Science Monitor says ever since the World War II people have asked Jews who chose to move to Germany why they made the decision. The answer, o
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Some southern states duck fiscal woes

MIAMI, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Four southern state governors and their legislatures may find a little change to jingle in their pockets as fiscal 2003 hits midstream, but like the rest of the southern states who are already counting pennies, they are acutely aware that by the time the
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Cash-strapped U.S. states slash spending

DALLAS, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Cash-strapped U.S. state governments are struggling with revenue shortfalls caused by the economic slowdown. And unlike Congress, most states are legally required to balance their budgets.
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Virginia faces $1.5B shortfall

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Gov. Mark R. Warner Monday announced a series of steps to combat the $1.5 billion revenue shortfall facing Virginia because of the poor economy and declining re
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