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Virginia News Headlines: Sunday Morning


Here are a few Virginia and national news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, November 24. Also see the video of President Obama’s statement last night on the nuclear deal with Iran.

*Iran, world powers reach historic nuclear deal (Very encouraging from what I’ve seen so far.)

*Analysis: Iran Deal Leaves Israel Few Options (I’m not sure Israel ever had any great options on this one. And no, I don’t think Israel has a serious military option vis-a-vis Iran.)

*Nuclear pact’s fine print: A temporary halt in advances (“It freezes or reverses progress in nearly every aspect of Iran’s nuclear program”)

*What’s in the Iran Deal (“Here are major provisions.”)

*In rural Kentucky, debate over health law takes a back seat as people sign up (“‘I can go to the doctor now?’ one man says, in a place where the law is working as backers envisioned.”)

*Schapiro: Obenshain could use nuclear option in bid to win AG

*Recount likely in razor-thin Va. attorney general race

*Mental Health After Deeds Stabbing: What’s the Fix in Virginia (“A high-profile family tragedy brings spotlight back to a struggle to provide access to care.”)

*Wexton Wins Democratic Primary For 33rd District Senate Seat

*Cuccinelli pondering run against Warner? (“Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and state Sen. Jeff McWaters, R-Virginia Beach, reportedly are considering a run against U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va…”)

*No alternative to crippling tolls (“Virginia’s government functions the way it does because its three branches are designed to be co-equal, and because the people who fill those branches are called to make decisions based on reason.”)

*Making pre-K its business (“The Virginia Chamber of Commerce wants the state to repair a fragmented system that leaves too many children behind.”)

*Put politics aside for mental health

*‘Tis the season  for tax reason (“It’s time for Bob Goodlatte to put a bill on the table  to make sure tax policies are fairly enforced.”)

*Creigh Deeds’s son, my daughter and my fears about Virginia’s mental health system

*District 11 race could transform Roanoke City Council

*I-81 traffic near Roanoke falling short of forecasts (“A state environmental group says plans to drastically widen the road are now harder to justify.”)

*Fairfax must decide which traffic ‘disaster zones’ to fix (“An expected infusion of $1.2 billion will cover only half the traffic-repair needs of congested Fairfax County.”)

*Property rights and climate change

*D.C. area forecast: Winter blast whips in ahead of midweek East Coast storm (“Wind chills in the teens and 20s today are a sure bet. Still uncertain is the exact timing of midweek precipitation and whether some of it could be of the wintry variety.”)


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