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Commonwealth ‘Pothole Blitz” A Success

By David Preut
VCU InSight

March was pothole “blitz” month in Virginia after Gov. Bob McDonnell ordered the Virginia Department of Transportation to focus on repairing the thousands of potholes pocketing the Commonwealth’s roads.

A record-setting winter left Virginia’s roadways in particularly bad shape this spring. After the first few weeks, V-DOT reported having repaired more than 43,000 potholes statewide, with over 4,000 fixed in Richmond alone.

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DMV to Change Licenses and ID Cards

Brittany Allen
VCU InSight

Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles is changing some of the rules of the road. Starting July 1, 2009, DMV issued driver’s licenses and identification cards will have some new security features.

“They’ll have a new look for the first time in 10 years, ” said DMV spokesperson Melanie Stokes.

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New Library Plans for VCU

By Jeremy Hirsch
VCU InSight

Many universities in Virginia have expanded their libraries and now VCU has plans to do the same. VCU InSight’s Jeremy Hirsch sat down with VCU’s Librarian John Ulmschneider, who discussed what it would take for a new library at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Donations, Like Votes, Favor Obama

By Alyssa W. Walden
VCU Multimedia Journalism

If dollars were votes, Virginia still would have swung blue in 2008 for Barack Obama.

Barack Obama received $17,031,854.04 from Virginians alone in the time before the Nov. 4 election. Virginians gave $15,404,295.78 to presidential hopeful John McCain.

According to a recent computer analysis of data from the Federal Elections Commission, Virginians gave $32,436,149.82 to the two candidates in total. If the dollars were votes, Obama would have won Virginia with 52.5 percent to McCain’s 47.5 percent.

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Tough Job Listing Donors’ Occupations

By Alyssa W. Walden
VCU Multimedia Journalism

RICHMOND, Va.–Presidential incumbent Barack Obama’s campaign team may have been more diligent in following campaign finance laws, a recent computer analysis shows.

Based on data from the Federal Elections Commission, more dollars from Obama’s Virginia contributions were properly documented than those received by Republican John McCain.

According to federal campaign finance law, each candidate must make a good faith effort to obtain complete and accurate information on each contributor, including the donor’s occupation.

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