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Backed by the late-afternoon sun, the Potomac River rolls over the rocks at Great Falls. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's two-year state budget does not include thousands in dues for a 71-year-old multistate compact to maintain the river. "Virginia's membership ... is no longer needed to provide quality management of the state's interest in the river basin," says Doug Domenech, the state's secretary of Natural Resources. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Backed by the late-afternoon sun, the Potomac River rolls over the rocks at Great Falls. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's two-year state budget does not include thousands in dues for a 71-year-old multistate compact to maintain the river. "Virginia's membership ... is no longer needed to provide quality management of the state's interest in the river basin," says Doug Domenech, the state's secretary of Natural Resources. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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