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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.

 

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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.
augusta county

Tracy Pyles: No fire tax in Augusta County

- The message of the latest public hearings, and the continuing drumbeat of the News Leader, is that Augusta County taxes are too low.
virginia

Virginia to receive $1 million in federal funding for wildlife conservation projects

- U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced more than $1 million to Virginia state wildlife agencies.

 

virginia department of forestry

Good neighbor agreement enables Virginia Department of Forestry, USFS to work together

- The USDA Forest Service and the Virginia Department of Forestry have signed a Good Neighbor Authority master agreement.
terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe: ‘Path forward is clear’ on Confederate monument removal

- Governor McAuliffe released the following statement on the future of Confederate monuments in Virginia.
ken plum

Ken Plum: A lesson from Charlottesville

- The "Unite the Right" event that happened in Charlottesville this past weekend could have happened in any community in America.
mark warner tim kaine

Warner, Kaine call on Sessions to step up efforts to combat hate-based violence

- Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are urging AG Jeff Sessions to establish an inter-agency task force to combat the rise in hate crimes.
tim kaine

Tim Kaine: ‘We will not go back to the days of hatred and bigotry’

- Sen. Tim Kaine called for unity and peace in the wake of white supremacist demonstrations that took place last weekend.
ralph northam

Statement from Dr. Ralph Northam on Confederate statues

- Ralph Northam comments on the City of Charlottesville’s decision to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park.
john adams

Police Benevolent Association endorses John Adams for attorney general

- The Virginia Police Benevolent Association has endorsed Republican John Adams for attorney general.
earth

League declares DEQ acting in violation of state water quality standards

- The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League issued a letter of complaint regarding the DEQ and its failure to comply with state water quality statutes.
terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe: ‘This was not both sides’

- Governor McAuliffe released the following statement after President Trump’s press conference this afternoon.
vcu

Poll: Majority say localities should use taxpayer resources to enforce federal immigration laws

- A majority of Virginians — 55 percent — say local governments should be required to use their resources to enforce federal immigration laws.
terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe on next steps after #Charlottesville

- Governor Terry McAuliffe comments on the next steps he and his administration will take following the events this past weekend in Charlottesville.
tim kaine

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine on #Charlottesville events

- U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine released the following statement in response to the recent displays of violence and bigotry by white nationalists in Charlottesville.
mark warner

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner on events in #Charlottesville

- U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) released the following statement in response to the violence in Charlottesville.
charlottesville

House GOP statement on events in Charlottesville

- Virginia GOP leaders issued a statement on the events in Charlottesville.
augusta county

Augusta County property reassessment under way

- Augusta County has hired Pearson Appraisal Services Inc. to complete the 2019 Real Property Reassessment.
earth

Virginia Tech expert warns against over reaction in North Korean standoff

- The most realistic U.S option at this point in dealing with North Korea is some form of containment coupled with diplomacy.
justin fairfax

Sierra Club endorses Justin Fairfax for lieutenant governor

- The Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club endorsed Democrat Justin Fairfax for lieutenant governor.
healthcare

Anthem leaves federal health insurance exchange in Virginia: Reactions

- Anthem announced today that it is pulling out of the "volatile" Virginia health insurance marketplace created under Obamacare.
terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe on Charlottesville rally: ‘Stay away’

- Governor McAuliffe released the following statement on the planned rally in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12th.

Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: The end of the world as we know it?

- Chris Graham analyzes the growing tensions between the United States and North Korea. And no, he doesn't feel fine.
michele edwards

Letter: Friends of Augusta endorses Michele Edwards for 20th House District seat

- Friends of Augusta is pleased to announce that we are endorsing Michele Edwards for House of Delegates, representing the 20th District.
albemarle county

Albemarle County seeking public input on courts projects

- Albemarle County leaders are seeking public opinion on a significant decision regarding needed improvements of the County’s court facilities.
virginia organizing

Virginia Organizing participates in National Day of Action to protect Medicaid

- Virginia Organizing is urging representatives to reject renewed efforts to dramatically cut Medicaid and Medicare in the coming federal budget.
hillary clinton

Benghazi! Judge orders new search for Clinton emails

- A federal judge is doing the heavy lifting for the Trump administration’s effort to turn the focus back on Hillary Clinton and Benghazi.
ralph northam

Northam campaign finally on TV with biograhical ad spot

- Today, the Northam for Governor campaign announced it will begin airing its first ad of the general election entitled “My Life.”
virginia

26K veterans hired through Virginia Values Veterans program

- Over 26,000 military veterans have now been hired through the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program.
route 29

Hydraulic planning panel meets Thursday

- The Route 29 Hydraulic Planning Advisory Panel will hold its next meeting from 2-4 p.m. Thursday at the Virginia Transportation Research Council.
terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe opens new state veterans office in Loudoun

- Governor Terry McAuliffe cut the ribbon today to officially open the new Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) Loudoun office in Ashburn.
fhwa

McAuliffe breaks ground on I-395 Express Lanes extension

- State leaders broke ground on the start of construction of an eight-mile extension of the I-395 Express Lanes.
mark warner

Mark Warner discusses situation in North Korea

- U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement on North Korea.
ralph northam

Quinnipiac poll: Northam leads in Virginia governor race

- Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam holds a 44-38 percent lead over Republican Ed Gillespie in the Virginia governor’s race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.
ralph northam

Northam announces agriculture, forestry policy plan

- Dr. Ralph Northam unveiled his new agriculture and forestry policy plan that will continue championing the growth of Virginia’s number one private industry.
virginia

Virginia criminal justice research wins award for report on prescription drug, heroin abuse

- The Justice Research and Statistics Association has honored Virginia’s Criminal Justice Research Center.
chris graham

Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Inside Virginia Politics

- Chris Graham uses new poll numbers from VCU to analyze the state of the 2017 Virginia elections.
ralph northam

VCU poll: Northam, Democrats hold leads in all three state races

- Democrat Ralph Northam holds a five-point lead over Republican Ed Gillespie among likely voters — 42 percent to 37 percent.