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Va. Beach council OKs budget with 6-cent tax increase

Those supporting Mayor Will Sessoms' budget proposal said the city can no longer afford to tap reserves and cut spending. Opponents argued that homeowners can't afford a higher rate. Full story

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N.C. voters approve amendment that strengthens ban on gay marriage

North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman. Full story

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Chesapeake City Council approves budget; 45 jobs will be cut

The spending plan for the 2012-13 fiscal year restores 10 police and fire department jobs that were on the chopping block. Still, 45 full-time jobs will be cut. Full story

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Virginia Beach's Back Bay gets infusion of largemouth bass

Baby bass made a 750-mile journey to Back Bay from a fish farm in Alabama, part of a stocking effort to return to the shallow estuary's glory days. Full story

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