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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Democrats in Virginia say they are mobilizing after President Donald Trump's election, with a surge of that party's candidates stepping up to run for the state House in November. All 100 House seats are up for election, and Democrats are vowing to chip away at the Republicans' solid majority. But observers say flipping a large number of districts would be difficult and Republicans respond they're taking the challenge seriously and have a good record to run on.

SEATTLE (AP) - A Virginia-based federal appeals court pulled no punches in refusing to reinstate President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, with judges in the 10-3 majority calling the administration's action discriminatory and its reasoning nonsensical. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion Thursday upheld a Maryland judge's decision to block the travel ban from taking effect. It was the first appeals court to weigh in on the travel ban.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's finance secretary says state revenues will not fall short of its forecast when the fiscal year ends. Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Secretary Richard D. Brown reassured lawmakers on Thursday that although "we took a punch in April," Virginia's revenues ended the month about $130 million ahead of the forecast for the fiscal year ending June 30.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Parkway Brewing Company is expanding its operations in Salem thanks to help from the state and city. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Thursday that the company plans to invest more than $750,000 and create 13 new jobs to expand its brewery, which opened in 2013.

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