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After near miss in Va. governor’s race, Corey Stewart reportedly challenging Sen. Tim Kaine in 201
The Republican firebrand who models himself after Trump hopes to again tap into populist wave that left him just shy of upset victory over Ed Gillespie for party nomination

Gillespie’s primary scare has White House, others urging ‘Trump world’ hires
“He’s surrounded himself with ‘Never Trumpers’ and they don’t know how to navigate this new dynamic in the party,” GOP insider says.

Opioid crisis rages in rural Southwest Virginia
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 12 Jul 2017 21:36:06 -0400

Three Southwest Virginia towns are among the top five jurisdictions with the highest number of opioid prescriptions per capita in the nation, a new report says.

Martinsville, Virginia, topped the list, having doled out nearly 4,090 morphine milligrams equivalent per capita in 2015, according to a report by the federal ...

Invictus Games draw wounded war veterans from across globe
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 12 Jul 2017 21:06:09 -0400

Not every athlete has to be injured in the line of duty to participate in the Invictus Games, the international wounded warrior competition started by Britain's Prince Harry in 2014.

For Air Force Capt. Christy Wise, a freak boating accident resulted in her right leg being amputated above the knee. ...

Opioid epidemic hits Southwest Virginia hard
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:07:05 -0400

Welcome to Martinsville, Virginia — NASCAR charter member and home of the Martinsville Speedway paper clip turn that clipped Jeff Gordon, and which Hall of Famer Wendell Scott called his hometown raceway.

The former "plug tobacco capital of the world," Martinsville is hard by the glorious Smith River amid the ...

Sen. Bernie Sanders to endorse Ben Jealous, former NAACP president, in Maryland governor’s race
Our Revolution, a progressive group, will also give its support to its former national board member who is seeking the Democratic nomination.

In the steps of his father: New D.C. firefighter follows a legacy
Davon McRae’s father was the 100th District firefighter to die in the line of duty, in 2015.

A push to move the FBI headquarters comes to an end
The federal government has halted a decade-long push from the FBI to move from its headquarters at the J. Edgar Hoover Building in downtown D.C.

Renominate Gallagher for the District of Maryland
Gallagher is a strong, moderate nominee who has earned the Maryland senators’ support and merits appointment.

Eyes wide shut: Dreaming about work is as common as a coffee break
It seems that no matter your job, thoughts of it invade your midnight hours.

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