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Spanberger relaunches ‘Valentines for Vets,’ calls for submissions

Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) has announced the launch of her third annual “Valentines for Vets” program to collect and distribute Valentine’s Day cards to Seventh District veterans.

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UVA epilepsy research boosts case for new gene therapy

Research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests how a newly developed gene therapy can treat Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, and potentially prolong survival for people with the condition.

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Albemarle County expands one-stop Career Center

Albemarle County can now offer new resources for area job seekers at a one-stop center in the Albemarle County Office Building at 1600 5th Street Extension.

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Climate Action Together roundtable discussion set for Thursday

Climate change is upon us in the form of increasingly extreme weather events, changing seasons, and the associated stress on community systems.

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Staunton City Schools to continue requiring masks, despite governor’s order

Add Staunton City Schools to the list of local school systems that will continue to require students, staff and visitors to wear masks in school and in school vehicles in the face of an executive order from Gov. Glenn Youngkin issued on Jan. 15.

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VDOT: Beware of refreeze as crews focus on secondary roads

Plow crews in the VDOT Staunton District continue with snow removal operations following a major winter storm on Sunday. 

Charlottesville

City of Charlottesville offices will have delayed opening on Tuesday

City of Charlottesville government offices will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. CAT will begin service at 9 a.m.

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City of Staunton offices, facilities will open on time on Tuesday

City of Staunton offices and facilities will open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. 

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City of Waynesboro updates progress on snow removal

Snow removal crews in the City of Waynesboro have opened all primary, secondary and snow access routes, and are now working on plowing residential areas.

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Shenandoah Valley roads improving: But high winds, refreezing pose threats

Road conditions in the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands are steadily improving in the wake of Sunday’s winter storm.

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Suspect being sought in attempted armed robbery in Craigsville

A suspect is at large following the attempted armed robbery of the Craigsville IGA Saturday night.

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Snow, ice accumulating across Virginia: Stay off roads

Snow and ice continue to fall across most of the Commonwealth, creating dangerous travel conditions throughout Sunday and overnight into Monday. 

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Spanberger leading effort to prevent insider trading by members of Congress

U.S. Sens. Jon Ossoff (D-GA) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) have introduced the Ban Congressional Stock Trading Act, legislation based on Rep. Abigail Spanberger’s Transparent Representation Upholding Service and Trust in Congress Act.

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Single-vehicle crash leads to fatality in Albemarle County

Albemarle County Police and Albemarle County Fire Rescue were dispatched to a call for a single-vehicle crash on the 4100 block of Free Union Road at 10:56 a.m. Saturday.

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VDOT: Stay home on Sunday!

The current forecast indicates this event will drop significant snow, followed by freezing rain and ice in many areas, targeting the central region of Virginia and areas along the Interstate 81 corridor with the most extreme conditions.

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Two sought in connection with shooting involving 2-year-old in Charlottesville

A 2-year-old is in critical condition at UVA Hospital as a result of a gunshot, and the child’s mother is being sought in connection with the incident.

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VDOT prepared for major snow event in Shenandoah Valley

The VDOT Staunton District is preparing for forecasted snow and some sleet to occur during daytime on Sunday and into overnight hours.

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City of Staunton issues weather advisory, parking restrictions

The City of Staunton has issued an advisory to residents in anticipation of this weekend’s forecasted winter storm.

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Northam declares state of emergency ahead of weekend winter storm

Gov. Ralph Northam today declared a state of emergency in preparation for a winter storm expected to move into Virginia over the weekend.

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It’s comin’: Forecast has a lot of snow on the way this weekend

The current forecast indicates a significant winter storm with snow starting in Virginia Saturday evening, and an all-day snow event Sunday.

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Pay attention this time! State Police offers tips for winter weather travel

As many are making plans now for what they’ll do over the long weekend, the Virginia State Police is advising everyone to be weather aware and factor in how the pending winter storm can/will impact those travel plans. 

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Norfolk Southern to expand passenger rail service to Southwest Virginia

Virginia has finalized an agreement with Norfolk Southern Corporation to expand passenger rail service to the New River Valley for the first time since 1979.

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Righting past wrongs: Herring overrules discriminatory legal opinions

Virginia attorneys general issued at least 58 opinions between 1904 and 1967 that either applied or interpreted racially discriminatory state laws.