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mark warner

Mark Warner comments on NSA FISA announcement

Mark R. Warner comments on the NSA announcement that it will institute changes in the way it collects information under FISA.


virginia

Grant to connect student testing with 21st century skills

A $1.1 million grant will back an effort to align student testing with the skills needed for success in the new Virginia economy.


tom perriello

Tom Perriello releases tax reform plan

Tom Perriello has released a tax reform proposal that gives the middle class a tax cut and funds a working families agenda.


terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe restores more voting rights than any governor in U.S. history

Governor Terry McAuliffe has individually restored the rights of 156,000 Virginians – more than any governor in American history.


atlantic coast pipeline

Critics: Atlantic Coast Pipeline would require extensive mountaintop removal

A briefing paper details how Dominion Resources intends to blast away mountaintops as part of the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.


mark warner

Warner, Portman push access to dual enrollment for low-, middle-income students

Mark R. Warner and Rob Portman led a bipartisan group of senators in calling for the continuation of a dual enrollment Pell experiment.


tax

Virginia congressional delegation urges financial aid flexibility in absence of IRS tool

The Virginia congressional delegation called for flexibility in financial aid deadlines due to the removal of an online tool.


congress

Portman, Kaine praise bill promoting early hearing detection in newborns, infants, young children

The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act would improve early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of hearing loss in young children.


virginia state police

Virginia State Police experiencing email outage

The Virginia State Police is currently working to identify, contain and eradicate malware that has impacted the Department’s email network.


onevirginia2021

OneVirginia2021 sponsored plaintiffs file gerrymandering appeal to Supreme Court

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit sponsored by OneVirginia2021 have filed an appeal to the state Supreme Court in a redistricting case.


eileen filler corn

McAuliffe signs Filler-Corn birth control bill into law

Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn’s (D-Springfield) bill, HB 2267, at the Stambaugh Human Services Center.


facebook

Virginia Tech researchers: Facebook plays vital role in reducing government corruption

A Virginia Tech researcher says Facebook is a vital tool against corruption in countries where press freedom is curbed or banned.


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McAuliffe, Virginia Council on Women announce STEM Essay Contest winners

Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women announced the winners of the sixth annual STEM Essay Contest.


Executive Mansion

Virginia Executive Mansion receives Paralyzed Veterans of America Award

The Virginia Executive Mansion is the 2017 recipient of the Paralyzed Veterans of America Barrier-Free America Award.


congress

Virginia members urge congressional leadership to protect miners’ healthcare

Virginia leaders urged Congress to take action to protect retired coal miners who risk losing their healthcare benefits.


ralph northam

Northam slams Trump administration move to expand offshore drilling off Virginia coast

The Trump administration confirmed it is moving to expand offshore drilling by undoing President Obama’s December executive order.


virginia

McAuliffe announces $365,000 federal grant for Virginia public safety agencies

The Virginia Department of Fire Programs has received federal funding in the amount of $365,260.


congress

Schiff, Kaine send letter to President Trump asking for legal basis of Syria strike

Adam Schiff and Tim Kaine sent a letter to President Trump asking for the legal basis for the strike against the Shayrat airbase in Syria.


court

Drug dealing pimp sentenced to 18 years in prison

A drug dealer who used his drug supply to coerce women into prostitution was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison.


mcauliffe arbor day

Governor McAuliffe, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe recognize Arbor Day

Gov. Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe recognized the upcoming 145th anniversary of Arbor Day at a tree planting.


virginia

Executive Mansion to host Garden Club of Virginia during Historic Garden Week

The Executive Mansion will be among the outstanding homes and gardens open across the Commonwealth during Historic Garden Week.


mark herring

Herring condemns DOE rollback of student loan servicing reforms

Attorney General Mark R. Herring is calling out the DOE for abdicating its responsibility to millions of student loan borrowers.


virginia

McAuliffe announces $1.4 million in Industrial Revitalization Funds

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $1.45 million in Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) awards for three localities.


interstate 64

DOT awards $8.2 million for I-64 repairs in Alleghany County

The USDOT has awarded VDOT $8.2 million to repair damage to Interstate 64 from severe flooding in Alleghany County last year.


Ceaser to speak at W&L on the first 100 days of the Trump presidency

James W. Ceaser will speak at W&L on “The First 100 Days: Reflections on the Trump Presidency.” His talk is free and open to the public.