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Virginia Racing Commission willing to scrub 2014 season

Virginia Racing Commission willing to scrub 2014 season

June 23rd, 2014 10:00 pm by BROCK VERGAKIS, Associated Press

The Virginia Racing Commission on Monday signaled its willingness to scrub the 2014 racing season at Colonial Downs if it can quickly get a contract in place ensure the 2015 season still happens.

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Automakers to recall air bags in humid parts of U.S.

Automakers to recall air bags in humid parts of U.S.

June 23rd, 2014 6:23 pm by DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer

DETROIT — Faulty air bags, which have already led to the recall of millions of cars worldwide, are blamed for a new round of recalls in the U.S.

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Justices rap EPA, but uphold global warming rules

Justices rap EPA, but uphold global warming rules

June 23rd, 2014 2:36 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama administration's only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming.

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Obama encouraging family-friendly work policies

Obama encouraging family-friendly work policies

June 23rd, 2014 9:20 am by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

President Barack Obama is encouraging more employers to adopt family-friendly policies by hosting a daylong summit Monday, even though the U.S. government doesn't always set the best example.

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City BOE legislative liaison takes stock of year's 'good,' 'bad' laws

City BOE legislative liaison takes stock of year's 'good,' 'bad' laws

June 22nd, 2014 7:00 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The old saying that residents of Tennessee are safe now that the General Assembly is out of session doesn't give much comfort to city school system folks tracking education legislation.

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City sets up new 'gentleman's farm' zoning

City sets up new 'gentleman's farm' zoning

June 22nd, 2014 4:30 pm by Matthew Lane

Kingsport officials have drafted and approved new zoning regulations that will allow for urban agricultural estates within the city limits.

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Businesses need plan in place to combat 'active shooter' situation

Businesses need plan in place to combat 'active shooter' situation

June 21st, 2014 11:40 pm by Hank Hayes

A so-called "active shooter" — an assailant with an objective to kill as many people as possible at a target location — often uses violence because of a perception that they've lost control, security consultant John Rose said.

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Bacon preservative tested as feral hog poison

June 21st, 2014 2:27 pm by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press

Sodium nitrite may be the best chance for controlling the big, prolific animals, which cost the U.S. about $1.5 billion a year

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VA: 65 percent of senior executives got bonuses

VA: 65 percent of senior executives got bonuses

June 21st, 2014 10:52 am by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

More than 300 VA executives were paid a total of $2.7 million in bonuses last year, said Gina Farrisee, assistant VA secretary for human resources and administration.

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Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights

Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights

June 21st, 2014 10:50 am by LISA LEFF, Associated Press

The Office of Personnel Management announced that government-contracted health insurers could start covering the cost of gender reassignment surgeries for federal employees, retirees and their survivors, ending a 40-year prohibition.

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