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State Senate Democrats killed Tebow Bill

The Senate Committee on Education & Health voted 9-6 on Thursday to defeat a so-called “Tebow bill” that would have effectively forced public school districts to allow home school students to participate in their athletics programs. The vote took place along party lines, with all Democrats opposing the bill.

Warner, Kaine urge Secretary Hagel to maintain 11-carrier fleet

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Tuesday urging him to maintain the full 11-aircraft carrier strike group as he crafts the FY15 defense budget.

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Mark Herring announces attorney general transition team

Mark Herring, now calling himself attorney general-elect, is beginning the process of governing by announcing his transition committee co-chairs as well as his transition director.

Virginia Amtrak readership grows

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Amtrak Virginia service continues to grow year and after year, delivering statewide benefits, providing vital transportation services, advancing the Commonwealth’s economy, and demonstrating the value and convenience of intercity passenger rail.

Report: Virginia manufacturing jobs down 7.1 percent in 2008-2009

   Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Industrial employment in Virginia fell 7.1 percent over the past 12 months according to the 2010 Virginia Manufacturers Directory, an industrial directory published annually by the Evanston, Ill.,-based Manufacturers’ News Inc. MNI reports Virginia lost 26,531 industrial jobs and 377 manufacturers between October 2008 and October 2009.

Videocast: Barack Obama in Newport News

Video from Barack Obama’s campaign stop in Newport News on Saturday. Length: 36:41 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9PIN03qGjg]