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Virginia hospitals to lawmakers: 'Do no harm' on healthcare

The Virginia hospital community is advocating a do no harm approach to state legislation on healthcare policy.

Poll: Virginians want restraint on healthcare policy changes

New polling from Mason-Dixon Polling & Research shows strong majorities of Virginians are concerned about the future of healthcare.

Northam raises more than $1.64 million in second half of 2016

The Northam for Governor campaign announced today that it has raised more than $1.64 million in its final financial report for 2016.

Tom Perriello on Affordable Care Act: Where does Ed Gillespie stand?

Tom Perriello, famously, voted for the Affordable Care Act in his one term as Fifth District Congressman.

Anatomy of failed government: Another look at the DuPont settlement debacle

So much wailing and gnashing of teeth in Waynesboro over being shut out of the $50 million settlement with DuPont, and for what?

Virginia in a box on Medicaid, Affordable Care Act

Be careful what you wish for, because Virginia Republicans got theirs, and seem to want to give it back.

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House Republicans advance anti-worker wage bill

- A GOP-controlled committee advanced a bill prohibiting agencies from requiring state contractors to pay their workers a prevailing wage.
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Obama environmental legacy: Benefit to Americans, planet for years to come?

- “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” This proverb may well have guided President Obama.
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Kaine emphasizes importance of healthcare to HHS nominee Price

- U.S. Senator Tim Kaine participated in a hearing on the nomination of Tom Price to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services.
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Virginia Tech international affairs expert: Unexpected benefits to Trump’s presidency?

- An expert in international economic affairs says he sees unanticipated outcomes to President-elect Donald Trump’s election.

Right-to-Work and the Apartheid state

- There are plenty of reasons why people who believe in human freedom and free markets should oppose so-called “right-to-work” laws.


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Shepherd Bliss: How safe do you feel these days?

- Columnist Shepherd Bliss writes: I no longer feel as safe as I used to. How about you?
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Warner, Kaine announce nearly $2 million to improve Metro safety

- The Metro has been awarded $1.8 million to improve track safety and protect employees who repair and maintain the Metro system.
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Virginia hospitals to lawmakers: ‘Do no harm’ on healthcare

- The Virginia hospital community is advocating a do no harm approach to state legislation on healthcare policy.

 

 

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Poll: Virginians want restraint on healthcare policy changes

- New polling from Mason-Dixon Polling & Research shows strong majorities of Virginians are concerned about the future of healthcare.
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VCU poll finds support for providing treatment over criminalization of opioid abuse

- A VCU poll has found strong support for providing treatment to opioid users.
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Laura Crites: Will love truly trump hate?

- Having spent years counseling victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, I know what hate looks and feels like.
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Testy exchange between Sen. Kaine, DeVos in Senate confirmation hearing

- U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine participated in a hearing on the nomination of Betsy DeVos to serve as Secretary of Education.

Report: Virginia fails at forfeiture transparency

- Forfeiture transparency laws in Virginia are in dire need of reform, as they leave legislators and the public in the dark.
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House Democrats demand vote on nonpartisan redistricting

- House Democrats are calling for a vote on a bill to amend the state’s constitution to create a nonpartisan redistricting commission.

 

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House Democrats condemn abortion-shaming resolution

- Virginia House Democrats today condemned the advancement of a resolution that would shame women who have had abortions.
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Tom Perriello continues Listening Tour in Roanoke, Martinsville

- Tom Perriello will continue his listening tour on Wednesday and Thursday in Roanoke and Martinsville.
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Northam raises more than $1.64 million in second half of 2016

- The Northam for Governor campaign announced today that it has raised more than $1.64 million in its final financial report for 2016.
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Delegates, senators talk higher education

- Today, legislators from both parties and both bodies of the General Assembly discussed initiatives to improve Virginia’s higher education.
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Ralph Northam statement on GOP votes killing voter-access bills

- Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam released a statement in response to a House subcommittee’s defeat of 11 bills aimed at expanding voter access.
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Steve Landes proposes constitutional amendment on redistricting

- Del. Steve Landes has introduced a constitutional amendment that prohibits political considerations from the redistricting process.
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Tom Perriello on Affordable Care Act: Where does Ed Gillespie stand?

- Tom Perriello, famously, voted for the Affordable Care Act in his one term as Fifth District Congressman.
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Anatomy of failed government: Another look at the DuPont settlement debacle

- So much wailing and gnashing of teeth in Waynesboro over being shut out of the $50 million settlement with DuPont, and for what?
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Virginia in a box on Medicaid, Affordable Care Act

- Be careful what you wish for, because Virginia Republicans got theirs, and seem to want to give it back.
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Abolishing Obamacare rewards wealthy, punishes working families

- Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) threaten the health care of 30 million Americans.
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House Democrats welcome Ward, Price to leadership team

- The Virginia House Democratic Caucus today elected two new members to fill vacancies on their leadership team.
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Senate committee blocks minimum wage increase

- A Senate committee failed to pass two measures that would have seen an increase in Virginia's minimum wage.
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Marriage equality bill fails in Senate committee

- The Senate Courts of Justice Committee failed to address inconsistencies in the Code of Virginia with regards to marriage equality.
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New report debunks job killer claims about regulations

- The Environmental Integrity Project has released a new report, “Don’t Believe the Job Killer Hype.”
 

Viewpoints


Hosts Chris Graham and Crystal Graham of Augusta Free Press highlight local news and newsmakers with an emphasis on the Shenandoah Valley on Viewpoints on WVPT.

Show airs Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m.