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mark warner

Mark Warner comments on NSA FISA announcement

- Mark R. Warner comments on the NSA announcement that it will institute changes in the way it collects information under FISA.
virginia

Grant to connect student testing with 21st century skills

- A $1.1 million grant will back an effort to align student testing with the skills needed for success in the new Virginia economy.
tom perriello

Tom Perriello releases tax reform plan

- Tom Perriello has released a tax reform proposal that gives the middle class a tax cut and funds a working families agenda.
terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe restores more voting rights than any governor in U.S. history

- Governor Terry McAuliffe has individually restored the rights of 156,000 Virginians – more than any governor in American history.
atlantic coast pipeline

Critics: Atlantic Coast Pipeline would require extensive mountaintop removal

- A briefing paper details how Dominion Resources intends to blast away mountaintops as part of the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.


mark warner

Warner, Portman push access to dual enrollment for low-, middle-income students

- Mark R. Warner and Rob Portman led a bipartisan group of senators in calling for the continuation of a dual enrollment Pell experiment.
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Virginia congressional delegation urges financial aid flexibility in absence of IRS tool

- The Virginia congressional delegation called for flexibility in financial aid deadlines due to the removal of an online tool.
congress

Portman, Kaine praise bill promoting early hearing detection in newborns, infants, young children

- The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act would improve early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of hearing loss in young children.
virginia state police

Virginia State Police experiencing email outage

- The Virginia State Police is currently working to identify, contain and eradicate malware that has impacted the Department’s email network.

 

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onevirginia2021

OneVirginia2021 sponsored plaintiffs file gerrymandering appeal to Supreme Court

- Plaintiffs in the lawsuit sponsored by OneVirginia2021 have filed an appeal to the state Supreme Court in a redistricting case.
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McAuliffe signs Filler-Corn birth control bill into law

- Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn’s (D-Springfield) bill, HB 2267, at the Stambaugh Human Services Center.
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Virginia Tech researchers: Facebook plays vital role in reducing government corruption

- A Virginia Tech researcher says Facebook is a vital tool against corruption in countries where press freedom is curbed or banned.
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McAuliffe, Virginia Council on Women announce STEM Essay Contest winners

- Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women announced the winners of the sixth annual STEM Essay Contest.
Executive Mansion

Virginia Executive Mansion receives Paralyzed Veterans of America Award

- The Virginia Executive Mansion is the 2017 recipient of the Paralyzed Veterans of America Barrier-Free America Award.

 

congress

Virginia members urge congressional leadership to protect miners’ healthcare

- Virginia leaders urged Congress to take action to protect retired coal miners who risk losing their healthcare benefits.
ralph northam

Northam slams Trump administration move to expand offshore drilling off Virginia coast

- The Trump administration confirmed it is moving to expand offshore drilling by undoing President Obama’s December executive order.
virginia

McAuliffe announces $365,000 federal grant for Virginia public safety agencies

- The Virginia Department of Fire Programs has received federal funding in the amount of $365,260.
congress

Schiff, Kaine send letter to President Trump asking for legal basis of Syria strike

- Adam Schiff and Tim Kaine sent a letter to President Trump asking for the legal basis for the strike against the Shayrat airbase in Syria.
court

Drug dealing pimp sentenced to 18 years in prison

- A drug dealer who used his drug supply to coerce women into prostitution was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison.
mcauliffe arbor day

Governor McAuliffe, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe recognize Arbor Day

- Gov. Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe recognized the upcoming 145th anniversary of Arbor Day at a tree planting.
virginia

Executive Mansion to host Garden Club of Virginia during Historic Garden Week

- The Executive Mansion will be among the outstanding homes and gardens open across the Commonwealth during Historic Garden Week.
mark herring

Herring condemns DOE rollback of student loan servicing reforms

- Attorney General Mark R. Herring is calling out the DOE for abdicating its responsibility to millions of student loan borrowers.
virginia

McAuliffe announces $1.4 million in Industrial Revitalization Funds

- Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $1.45 million in Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) awards for three localities.
interstate 64

DOT awards $8.2 million for I-64 repairs in Alleghany County

- The USDOT has awarded VDOT $8.2 million to repair damage to Interstate 64 from severe flooding in Alleghany County last year.

Ceaser to speak at W&L on the first 100 days of the Trump presidency

- James W. Ceaser will speak at W&L on “The First 100 Days: Reflections on the Trump Presidency.” His talk is free and open to the public.
mark warner tim kaine

Warner, Kaine press VA on hiring priorities

- Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are asking the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for a plan to prioritize filling administrative positions.
ken plum

Ken Plum: Mental health advances

- Virginia has the distinction of having had the first mental health hospital in the country although it was called an insane asylum.
mark herring

Herring calls on Congress, Trump administration to protect funding for drug treatment

- Attorney General Mark Herring is imploring members of Congress and the Trump administration to protect funding for drug treatment.
virginia

Virginia receives nearly $10 million to combat opioid crisis

- Virginia will receive $9,762,332 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat the opioid epidemic.
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CTB seeks public input on roads projects: Staunton District meeting April 27

- The public is invited to share comments on transportation projects that have been scored and recommended for funding.
virginia

Toll Relief benefits to increase for qualified Norfolk, Portsmouth residents

- Norfolk and Portsmouth residents are now receiving even more help paying Elizabeth River Tunnels tolls.
tom perriello

Local school board members endorse Tom Perriello for governor

- Seven school board members from across Virginia are endorsing Tom Perriello ahead of the June 13 Democratic primary for Virginia governor.
terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe announces recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards

- Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday the recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards.
vdot road work

Culpeper District: Share your input on transportation priorities

- VDOT invites residents of Central Virginia to share comments on transportation projects that have been recommended for funding.
ralph northam

LiUNA endorses Ralph Northam for governor

- LiUNA (Laborers' International Union of North America) announced its endorsement of Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in the Virginia governor’s race.
Roger Dean Huffstetler

Huffstetler announces candidacy for Fifth District Congress seat

- Roger Dean Huffstetler announced his candidacy for Virginia’s Fifth District seat in the United States Congress.
terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe commutes death sentence of Ivan Teleguz

- Governor McAuliffe today announced that he will commute the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz to life imprisonment without parole.
fhwa

CTB awards roads contracts totaling $69.6 million

- The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved two contracts at its monthly meeting Wednesday totaling $69.6 million.
ralph northam

Northam calls for dark money disclosure law

- Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam called for a new law to require dark money groups to disclose their contributors if they spend money to influence Virginia elections.
mark herring

Herring leads fight against Muslim ban on appeal

- Attorney General Mark Herring has filed a new brief urging an appeals court to uphold a ruling that struck down the Muslim travel ban as unconstitutional.
terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe marks one-year anniversary of restoration of rights order

- Gov. McAuliffe announced plans to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his order restoring voting rights to those convicted of felonies.
brexit

Virginia Tech international affairs expert explains UK elections

- Why did British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday call an early general election, and what power gives her that ability?
ralph northam

Northam campaign announces Rural Virginia endorsements

- The Northam for Governor campaign announced the endorsements of local leaders from across the Commonwealth’s rural communities.
khizr khan

Ghazala, Khizr Khan endorse Tom Perriello for governor

- Virginia Gold Star Parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan are endorsing Tom Perriello for governor, ahead of the June 13 Democratic primary in Virginia.
virginia

Commonwealth Transportation Board seeks input on projects at Lynchburg District meeting

- The public is invited to share comments on transportation projects that have been scored and recommended for funding.
kirk cox

Speaker-designee Kirk Cox forms Colonial Leadership Trust PAC

- Virginia House of Delegates Speaker-designee Kirk Cox announced Tuesday the formation of the Colonial Leadership Trust PAC.

Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Interview with U.S. Sen. Mark Warner

- Chris Graham shares a recent interview with U.S. Sen. Mark Warner on this week's Street Knowledge podcast.
tom perriello

Friends of Augusta endorses Tom Perriello for governor

- Friends of Augusta, a local pipeline opposition group, is formally endorsing Tom Perriello for governor.
terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe completes tour of all 37 Virginia state parks

- Governor Terry McAuliffe today completed his 37th state park visit, becoming the first sitting governor to tour Virginia’s complete system.