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Portsmouth council to consider 17-cent tax hike

Portsmouth’s real estate tax rate of $1.27 per $100 of assessed value is the highest in Hampton Roads. Mayor Kenny Wright called the proposal a “tough pill to swallow.” Full story

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Veteran's death spurs investigation at VA in Hampton

10:40 pm - According to a report, the patient had told a triage nurse that he had attempted suicide. Later, he told his regular mental health provider about the attempt. Six weeks later, he was dead. Full story

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More sand is on the way for Ocean View beaches

Starting in November, roughly seven miles of beaches between Little Creek inlet and Willoughby Spit will be widened by 60 feet. The project is scheduled to be finished by May 2016. Full story

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Navy hospital ship Comfort medical commander sacked

Two days before the ship deployed on a humanitarian operation to South and Central America, Capt. Rachel Haltner was relieved of her duties. Full story

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