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Commission: Virginia let company defy fishing limits in bay

Oct. 31, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Fishing regulators accused Virginia on Thursday of allowing a company that makes fish-oil supplements to exceed catch limits on a fish that's an important link in the Chesapeake Bay's food chain. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted to find Virginia out of compliance...

Former Virginia Gov. Gerald Baliles dies at 79

Oct. 29, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Gerald Baliles, a Democrat known as the "transportation governor" and for his work to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and increase foreign trade, died Tuesday. He was 79. Gov. Ralph Northam issued a statement saying Baliles died Tuesday morning, surrounded by his...