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In 2004, Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, a Democrat, pushed a historic $1.4 billion tax-increase package through the General Assembly with help from such moderate Republicans as Sens. John H. Chichester and Kenneth W. Stolle.
Hurricane Irene is long gone from Virginia, but the political backlash is just beginning.
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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who took an aerial tour on Monday to assess the damage from Hurricane Irene in Hampton Roads, said power had been restored to 600,000 customers and nearly all restorations would be completed by Friday.
The D.C. region returned to relative calm Monday after an "extraordinary week" in which a rare earthquake damaged two national icons, then Hurricane Irene arrived and knocked out power to roughly 1 million customers.
Powerful and deadly Hurricane Irene swept through the region early Sunday, downing hundreds of trees and knocking out power, but largely sparing area residents from widespread destruction.
Hurricane Irene knocked out power this weekend to nearly 500,000 customers in the region, but the area escaped much heavier damage seen in central Virginia and Southern Maryland.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Saturday said that residents should not relax despite Hurricane Irene being downgraded from a Category 2 to a Category 1 storm.