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New Jersey online casinos: The state of play

It’s been four years since New Jersey has legalized online casino gaming. It’s been a much needed source of revenue for the state and many are claiming, though revenues aren’t as high as some predicted, that the state of New Jersey was the ultimate winner by deciding to legalize online gaming.


New Jersey online gambling regulation: Is it working?

The European gambling market is worth $87 billion, with online gambling being around $15 billion.


virginia tech athletics

Virginia Tech announces shifts to future football schedules

With the addition of Notre Dame in 2019, Virginia Tech has moved future contests with Penn State and Wisconsin and announced the addition of another Big Ten Conference school to its future football slates to go along with previously announced opponents from Power 5 schools.


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Herring joins inaugural group of Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows on education policy

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has been named a member of the inaugural cohort of the Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellowship.


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Bridgewater College inducts five into its athletics Hall Of Fame

Five former Bridgewater College standout student-athletes were inducted into the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet held Friday evening.


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Herring urges congressional support of legislation to prevent online human trafficking

Attorney General Mark Herring today urged members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to support legislation that would help prevent children from being trafficked on the Internet.


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Average for gallon of regular unleaded gas dips below $3 in Virginia

Gas prices have been sinking quite nicely across the country and in the Commonwealth. Drivers in Virginia and 12 other states are paying an average price below $3 per gallon to refuel their vehicles.


How Ray Rice plays in the NFL in 2015

Ray Rice is only on the sidelines in a figurative sense. The former Baltimore Ravens running back remains on the NFL indefinite suspension list in the aftermath of the release of security-camera footage showing him punching his then-fiancee twice, knocking her out cold, in a New Jersey elevator in February.


Wayne Theatre construction update

I remember being told, “Nothing comes for free.” I can attest to the validity of that. The Wayne Theatre qualifies for $3,000,000 in tax credits. At one time this infusion of funds for worthy projects seemed like ‘free money.’


nfl football

How much deeper can Roger Goodell, NFL dig this hole?

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell insists that no one in the league office saw the videotape that shows Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee twice, knocking her out cold, until Monday, when TMZ published the video to its website.


Husband and wife each running for Congress in Virginia

Dr. Ken and Elaine Hildebrandt made Virginia history this year as the first husband and wife on the ballots for Congress.


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U.S. farm production expenditures and farmland values rise

American farmers spent $367.3 billion to run their businesses in 2013, according to a farm production expenditure report published recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.


Independent film shooting in Richmond stars Corbin Bernsen and Shirley Jones

The Virginia Film Office announced today that the family-friendly film On The Wing is currently filming in the Richmond area.


Chris Graham: Trolls

Zelda Williams, the daughter of the late comic actor Robin Williams, who died this week by suicide, is deleting her Twitter and Instagram accounts, maybe forever, because of trolls who insisted on using those media to send her photos of a corpse from a Spanish morgue taken in 2012 and insisting it was her father.


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McAuliffe announces grand opening of Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the grand opening of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, VA-Tenn. The Smithsonian Institution-affiliated museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the 1927 Bristol Sessions and their lasting influence on American popular music.


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Big South announces 2014 football TV package

The Big South Conference today announced its 2014 football television schedule on the new American Sports Network (ASN).


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Big South Conference announces 2014 football package on ESPN3

The Big South Conference announced its 2014 football schedule on ESPN3 today, and this year’s “Game of the Week” package features eight consecutive contests — seven of them between Conference members.


Press Conference: Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer

Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer talks with reporters at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C.


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Big South signs TV deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group

The Big South Conference has entered into a new three-year television broadcast arrangement with the Sinclair Broadcast Group, it was announced by Sinclair President & CEO David Smith and Big South Conference Commissioner Kyle B. Kallander.


healthcare

WCRI releases new edition of medical price index for workers’ compensation

Today, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) released the sixth edition of its annual Medical Price Index for Workers’ Compensation (MPI-WC).


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Report: Texas drug formulary has potential to reduce costs

A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) examines how a Texas-like closed drug formulary might affect the prevalence and costs of drugs in 23 other state workers’ compensation systems that do not currently have a drug formulary.


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Report: Cost of surgeries in ASCs vs. hospitals

A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute examines how the payments for common workers’ compensation surgeries conducted at ASCs compare with the payments for similar surgeries performed at hospital outpatient settings.


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Study: Payments to ambulatory surgery centers

A new 23-state study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) shows that prices paid to ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) in some states were triple that in other states – due to state price regulation or the absence thereof.


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Report: Narcotic use among injured workers in 25 states

A new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) found that the amount of narcotics used by an average injured worker in Louisiana and New York was striking.


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AccuWeather.com predicts two East Coast landfall hurricanes in 2014

AccuWeather.com reports following a season with the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982, the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to follow suit as a below-normal hurricane season.


Richmond Raiders host Trenton Freedom on Saturday

The Richmond Raiders entered their first off week of the 2014 season at 1-3, needing some time to regroup and re-evaluate.


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Poll: Increasing support in Virginia for medical marijuana, gay marriage

Virginia voters support medical marijuana by an overwhelming 84 – 13 percent, but support for recreational marijuana is divided, with a large generation gap and a smaller gender gap, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.


Poll: Mark Warner, Hillary Clinton fare well with Virginia voters

Virginia, considered a swing state, is swinging blue for U.S. Sen. Mark Warner in his reelection drive this year and for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if she runs for the White House in 2016, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.


Green Applications LLC to invest $9.75 million to establish first Virginia operation

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that Green Applications LLC, a Division of Green Distribution will invest $9.75 million to establish its first Virginia operation in the Town of Gordonsville in Orange County.


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AAA; Record-breaking pothole season not over?

Snow, rain, cold, and wild temperature swings add up to one thing: potholes shaking up motorists on back roads and highways alike. Motorists across the Commonwealth have been calling AAA after hitting these bone-jarring craters.


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AAA: Brutal January sets emergency roadside assistance record

For many, Punxsutawney Phil’s prognostication for six more weeks of winter was not welcomed considering the brutal winter the region has felt so far this year. AAA Mid-Atlantic is no exception.


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David Bolotsky: A business owner’s case for raising minimum wage

What if we could create a program that would strengthen our tax base, make government spending more fiscally responsible and provide a powerful financial incentive to low-income workers? It sounds too good to be true. But it already exists and dates back to 1938 – the minimum wage.


Shenandoah Valley on edge of major northeast snowstorm

AccuWeather.com reports two storms will merge quickly enough to produce a major snowstorm from the upper part of the mid-Atlantic to southern New England Thursday into Friday. The storm will affect more than 70 million people in the Midwest and the Northeast combined and could have a major negative impact on travel.


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State, university leaders welcome FAA decision to test unmanned aircraft

State and university leaders in Virginia and New Jersey welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval today of their proposal to operate a test site to integrate unmanned aircraft into the national airspace.


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Are you smarter than a fourth-grader? Virginia’s are pretty smart

Results from the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress show that the reading skills of Virginia fourth-graders have improved significantly over the last four years.
Virginia is one of the nation’s 12 highest-performing states in fourth-grade reading.


ACC has five Bednarik Award semifinalists

Five ACC players, more than any other conference, have been named semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, presented annually by the Maxwell Football Club, to the nation’s top defensive player, the Club announced Tuesday.


Winners/Losers: Chris Christie and gay marriage

Chris Christie dropped any hint of legal challenge to the end of the gay-marriage ban in New Jersey, meaning the marriage ceremonies that had begun just after midnight Monday morning weren’t academic exercises.


The Pulse | ‘Interesting’ week for Kaine, DNC

The media and Republicans are howling about the gubernatorial-election trainwrecks in Virginia and New Jersey spelling early doom for the agenda of President Barack Obama not even a year into his term. It’s Tim Kaine’s job as Democratic National Committee chairman to put a silver lining in the smoke clouds. I asked Kaine after a […]


David Reynolds | The Nanny State

I just returned from the future. I believe I will stay with the present. Yes, I have been to the nanny state. Let’s keep Virginia the way she is. Our first governor was right. Give me liberty, or give me New Jersey. Without responsibility, life is not worth living. The more responsibility the state assumes, […]