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michele edwards

Michele Edwards shares experiences at #Charlottesville protest

I am sharing my thoughts about my experience in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12. That day will stay forever in our hearts and souls.


Confederate monuments

Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Are Democrats overplaying their hand on Confederate monuments?

Democrats are taking the Confederate monument removal issue and running with it. Chris Graham examines the political implications.


court

Federal court: FERC must consider greenhouse gas emissions from pipelines

A federal appeals court vacated a 2016 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval of three natural gas pipeline segments in the Southeast. 


vcu

VCU poll: 80 percent of Virginians support financial incentives to spur economic development

A strong majority of Virginians — 80 percent — support the use of tax credits or other financial incentives by the state as an economic development strategy.


michele edwards

20th House Democrat Michele Edwards endorsed by Virginia AFL-CIO

The Virginia AFL-CIO gave its endorsement in the race for delegate from the 20th House District to Democrat Michele Edwards.


Confederate monuments

Backed into a corner: Where does discussion on monuments end?

Where does it end, I’ve been asked on social media, by friends critical of my position on Confederate monuments, which is, take ‘em down, now.


tim kaine

Kaine responds to Trump address on Afghanistan

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after President Trump’s address to the nation on Afghanistan.


court

Multijurisdictional grand jury to assist prosecution of dangerous crimes

Attorney General Mark Herring announced the recent formation of a new multijurisdictional grand jury to reside in Powhatan County.


virginia

Americans For Responsible Solutions PAC endorses Fairfax, Herring

Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC is endorsing Justin Fairfax for lieutenant governor and Mark Herring for attorney general.


virginia

Grant to provide rural teachers with training in computer science, coding

A $361,625 grant will train teachers in computer science and coding to serve in rural southside and southwest Virginia public schools.


tim kaine

Kaine: ‘You have to condemn the intolerable’

Today on CBS’s Face the Nation, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine spoke about the violent white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville.


revenues

McAuliffe: 209,800 new jobs created during term as governor

A report released on Friday has 209,800 new jobs created in the Commonwealth since January 2014 when Terry McAuliffe was sworn in as governor.


mark warner

Sen. Warner highlights bill to eradicate food deserts

Sen. Mark Warner is highlighting legislation he introduced earlier this month to help more people in low-income areas access fresh, healthy food.


virginia democrats

Dems announce speakers for 2017 Labor Day Celebration

The Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Democratic committees announced the list of speakers to the 2017 Democratic Labor Day Celebration.


virginia farm bureau

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC endorses Gillespie, Vogel, Adams

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC has announced its endorsement of the Republican Party state ticket in the 2017 Virginia elections.


michael bloomberg

Since when did Michael Bloomberg become a great environmentalist?

Michael Bloomberg was known as a financier and media tycoon long before he became one of the most beloved mayors in New York City history.


emmett hanger

Hanger receives national recognition for mental health advocacy

State Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Augusta County) was honored by the national organization Mental Health America.


virginia

McAuliffe: 297 percent school participation increase in child hunger program

341 Virginia schools across 47 public school divisions have enrolled in the Community Eligibility Provision for the 2017-18 school year. 


michele edwards

Tom Perriello to headline Michele Edwards fundraiser

Former Congressman Tom Perriello will headline a fundraiser for 20th House District Democratic nominee Michele Edwards on Thursday in Nelson County.


terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe signs executive order halting demonstrations at Lee statue

Governor Terry McAuliffe today issued an executive order temporarily prohibiting demonstrations at the Lee Monument in Richmond.


mike signer charlottesville

Signer to state: Allow removal of Lee statue, ban open carry at public events

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer is calling on Gov. Terry McAuliffe to convene a special session of the General Assembly to allow the city to remove the statue of Robert E Lee. 


mark herring

Herring asks Congress to protect authority to prosecute sex trafficking

Mark Herring is urging Congress to affirm that all law-enforcement agencies retain their traditional authority to fight sex trafficking.


pipeline

Legislators call on DEQ to fix review process for two proposed pipelines

Legislators teamed up on a letter to the Virginia DEQ asking to slow down the review process for two proposed pipelines.


terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe asks legislators for input, cooperation on Medicaid expansion

Governor McAuliffe sent a letter to General Assembly leaders asking for engagement in drafting a mutually agreeable proposal for Medicaid expansion.


terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe statement on offshore drilling

Governor McAuliffe released the following statement on the letter he submitted on the National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program.