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  • CDC recommends looser Ebola monitoring than state quarantines for health workers

    CDC recommends looser Ebola monitoring than state quarantines for health workers
    The federal government announced new guidelines Monday for monitoring healthcare workers returning from West Africa that are far less restrictive than the quarantines that some states put in place for aid workers at risk of contracting Ebola. The...
  • Stevenson's home becomes National Historic Landmark

    Stevenson's home becomes National Historic Landmark
    The former home in a wooded preserve off St. Mary's Road in Lake County of an Illinois governor who tried twice to be elected president will be dedicated Sunday as a National Historic Landmark. Adlai Ewing Stevenson II's home and farm becomes one of...
  • Divvy bike program back on track for Evanston and Oak Park

    Divvy bike program back on track for Evanston and Oak Park
    Oak Park and Evanston will be getting some Divvy bike rental stations thanks to a $3 million state grant. Gov. Pat Quinn approved the funding after his administration rejected a grant earlier this year to expand the bike-sharing system to the two...
  • Christie stumps for Hogan in Bethesda

    Christie stumps for Hogan in Bethesda
    Larry Hogan's drive to become governor of Maryland received an infusion of Republican star power Tuesday when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came to Bethesda to campaign for him. Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association and a possible...
  • Local DSS offices told to let married gay couples adopt together

    RICHMOND - The state's director of family services sent a bulletin to local Department of Social Services offices Friday, confirming that same-sex married couples can legally adopt now in Virginia. Previously only one gay or lesbian parent in a couple...
  • Some Virginia lawmakers turn an $18,000 salary into a $55,000 pension

    Some Virginia lawmakers turn an $18,000 salary into a $55,000 pension
    Earlier this summer, Bob Brink paused for a memory from his first days in the General Assembly "A few weeks before I was sworn into office in 1998 … I took a walk around the Capitol and I stopped outside the House chamber. The curtains were...
  • Keystone oil pipeline bill expected to pass U.S. House, but Senate in doubt

    Keystone oil pipeline bill expected to pass U.S. House, but Senate in doubt
    The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives prepared to vote on Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline that will help transport oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, but a companion bill in the Senate may lack votes to pass next week....
  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces statewide unified command group for Ebola preparedness

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces statewide unified command group for Ebola preparedness
    Virginia is taking additional steps to strengthen the level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by mobilizing a statewide unified command group, which will be responsible for coordinating resources and personnel, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday in a...
  • NASA Langley helps build robot to fetch an asteroid

    NASA Langley helps build robot to fetch an asteroid
    Before American astronauts go to Mars, they first have to grapple with an asteroid. Literally. NASA plans to launch a robotic mission in a few years to capture a small asteroid, haul it home and redirect it into a stable orbit around the moon. Then...
  • State of emergency declared in Missouri ahead of grand jury decision

    State of emergency declared in Missouri ahead of grand jury decision
     Missouri's governor declared a state of emergency on Monday and authorized the state's National Guard to support police in case of violence after a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager....
  • Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam calls for Medicaid expansion

    The key to providing access to quality health care for those with a mental illness lies in the expansion of Medicaid, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday to a crowd of 500 at the 25th annual Thanksgiving banquet of Hampton-Newport News Community Services...