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Morgan Griffith hydropower bill passes House

The House of Representatives passed a bill that includes legislation from Ninth District Congressman Morgan Griffith, the Promoting Closed-Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Act, on Thursday.

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Virginia Hospital Research & Education Foundation gets shorter name, new branding

The Virginia Hospital Research & Education Foundation is now known simply as the VHHA Foundation.

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Ken Plum: Shedding light on solar energy in Virginia

While many of us express concern that we do not see as many solar collectors on Virginia roof-tops as we would like, the Commonwealth is showing significant progress on turning sunlight into electrical energy.

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NFIB endorses Ben Cline for Congress

The National Federation of Independent Businesses has endorsed Republican Ben Cline in the Sixth District congressional race.

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Warner, Portman call for improvement of Pell dual enrollment program

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) are urging the Trump administration to consider expanding the dual enrollment Pell experiment to meet the goal of 10,000 participating low-income high school students.


Northam announces $10.9 million in Community Development Block Grants

Governor Ralph Northam announced more than $10.9 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for localities across Virginia.


Warner asks FEMA to expedite disaster relief in Virginia ahead of Hurricane Florence

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) asked FEMA to expedite disaster relief efforts in Virginia ahead of Hurricane Florence, which is projected to have a significant impact on the Commonwealth in the coming days.

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Northam administration takes new steps to fight climate change

Gov. Ralph Northam this week announced a series of actions to help Virginia better address the impacts of carbon pollution from fossil fuels.

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Senate Intel Vice Chair Mark Warner on Trump election interference executive order

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) comments after President Trump signed an executive order “Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election.”

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Residents speak out against proposed Buckingham Compressor Station for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

At last night’s Virginia Air Pollution Control Board public hearing, more than 150 people attended and over 60 Virginians spoke out against the proposed Buckingham Compressor Station, which would pump fracked gas through Dominion Energy’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

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Gerry Connolly statement on reports President Trump diverted funds from FEMA to ICE

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) comments on reports that President Trump diverted $10 million in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


Virginia government revenue collections up in August

Gov. Ralph Northam announced today that August Virginia general fund revenue increased 4.5 percent from the August 2017 reporting. 

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Virginia opens two state-managed shelters for Hurricane Florence

Virginia is opening two state-managed shelters this morning to assist residents evacuating in anticipation of Hurricane Florence.

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Virginia SCC participates in international crackdown on cryptocurrency-related investments

The Virginia SCC Division of Securities and Retail Franchising is participating in a crackdown on fraudulent Initial Coin Offerings and cryptocurrency-related investment products in the United States and Canada.


Warner, Kaine announce FEMA grants for 10 Virginia fire departments

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $3.7 million in FEMA funding for 10 Virginia fire departments.

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Northam launches testing of in-car alcohol detection tech

Gov. Ralph Northam has launched the Driven to Protect public-private partnership that is developing technology to eliminate drunk driving and save lives on Virginia roads.

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School Safety Committee presents bipartisan recommendations on mental health

Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, Chairman of the House Education Committee, participated in today’s meeting of the House Select Committee on School Safety, which heard Subcommittee recommendations today.


ReportADrugDealer.com: Important law-enforcement tool, or racist?

As the ReportADrugDealer.com website was rolling out last September, I found myself engaged in a conversation with a community activist who did everything but say the idea was racist.


FEMA expert points to reserve and leadership vacancies ahead of Hurricane Florence landfall

As Hurricane Florence strengthens and heads toward the East Coast, Virginia Tech disaster recovery expert Patrick Roberts says that response and recovery efforts could be challenged by the fact that many FEMA reserve and leadership positions are currently vacant.

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Sen. Mark Warner to vote against Brett Kavanaugh confirmation

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) comments today on his decision to vote against the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.


Northam sends delegation to reaffirm Virginia commitment to adapting to climate change

Secretary of Natural Resources Matthew J. Strickler will lead a delegation representing the Commonwealth of Virginia at the Global Climate Action Summit to reaffirm Governor Northam’s commitment to combating climate change and sea level rise.

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Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Democrats holding potluck dinner on Tuesday

The Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro Democratic Committees will hold a potluck dinner meeting at Ridgeview Park in Waynesboro beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Morgan Griffith: Open letter to the social media/tech industry

Social media occupies a prominent place in modern America. Remarkably prominent, given how novel the medium is.


Letter: Agreement with Sen. Hanger on pipelines

After reading the article by Emmett Hanger, “Addressing safety, environmental concerns on pipeline projects,” I would like to express my agreement for his comments regarding concerns about the path of the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines, including significant environmental and safety concerns.

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Group seeks common ground for future growth of aquaculture industry

An Aquaculture Work Group has been formed to develop ways to promote sustainable growth of Virginia’s clam and oyster aquaculture industries.

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SCC names Todd Bryant managed care ombudsman

Todd A. Bryant has been named managed care ombudsman with the State Corporation Commission’s (SCC) Bureau of Insurance effective September 10, 2018.

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First Lady Pamela Northam to conclude Back to School Tour

First Lady Pamela Northam will celebrate back to school by visiting early childhood education programs and elementary schools and discussing the importance of school readiness.


Northam declares state of emergency in advance of Florence

Governor Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the potential impact from Florence, currently a tropical storm.

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Virginians unite in rally opposing fracked gas pipelines

More than 100 Northern Virginians attended an upbeat, empowering rally on Friday opposing the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines.

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Ben Cline completes Sixth District walking tour

Sixth District Republican congressional candidate Ben Cline completed his walking tour of the Sixth District on Thursday.