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healthcare

McAuliffe kicks off Virginia ObamaCare open enrollment

Gov. Terry McAuliffe kicked off this year’s open enrollment for the Federal Marketplace, promising to take an aggressive role in helping eligible Virginians sign up for health insurance.


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VCU awarded $25,000 Ford C3 grant for Building Sustainable Communities

A team of VCU students has received a Ford College Community Challenge grant awarded to student-led projects focused on “Building Sustainable Communities.”


Virginia Environmental Endowment awards $250K in environmental grants

The Virginia Environmental Endowment announced awards of nearly $250,000 to protect and improve the region’s natural resources and environment.


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Governor McAuliffe creates contingency fund for Virginia Ebola response

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that he has created a contingency fund of up to $2 million to help address specific public health and safety risks associated with the exposure to or threat of exposure to Ebola.


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Virginia marks Farm-to-School Week

Virginia’s public elementary, middle and high schools serve 670,000 lunches, 250,000 breakfasts and 7,240 afterschool snacks each day.


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Mersen USA to invest $5.7 million to expand operation in Bristol

Mersen USA, a subsidiary of Mersen SA, a global expert in electrical specialties headquartered in France, will invest $5.7 million to expand its operation in the City of Salem, creating 50 new jobs.


W&L professors receive $100K grant from research obesity, infertility link

Three biology professors at Washington and Lee University have won a $100,000 grant to investigate the link between obesity and infertility in women.


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VCU researchers to study vitamin C as treatment for hemorrhagic shock

The Department of Defense has awarded a $1 million grant to Virginia Commonwealth University researchers to test the use of vitamin C in preventing hemorrhagic shock-induced death.


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Project GROWS Harvest Party featuring the Berenstain Bears this Saturday

Project GROWS, a 501c3 non-profit educational farm located in Augusta County, will host its annual “FEASTival,” harvest party and open farm event this Saturday.


Wildlife Federation backs interdisciplinary work – science, digital media, peacebuilding – on stream restoration

A $200,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Federation will give science, peacebuilding and digital media students at Eastern Mennonite University opportunity to work together on a stream restoration project in a rural community about 30 miles from campus.


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Robert Hurt: We need to restore common sense to Washington

As I travel around Virginia’s Fifth District, I constantly hear from constituents who are astounded and upset by the manner in which the federal government operates at times.


Avon Foundation awards grant to W&L to fund education on dating abuse, violence

Washington and Lee University has received a $5,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative.


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VCU receives $1.6 million grant to study pathways that lead to substance use disorders

Two VCU professors will work with researchers at the University of Oslo to study the factors in normal and abnormal personality that increase the risk of developing substance use disorders.


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VCU research characterizes new bacterial species associated with common non-viral STI

VCU researchers have characterized a new bacterial species that has an extremely strong association with trichomoniasis, the most common non-viral sexually transmitted infection (STI).


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First Lady helps Virginians stay warm this winter

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe is leading efforts this fall to make sure there is help available for low-income Virginians who have difficulty paying their heating bills.


Shenandoah National Park dedicates TRACK Trails Activity Trail

To encourage children and their families to get outdoors, Shenandoah National Park has partnered with the Kids in Parks program to establish the Limberlost Trail as a TRACK Trails location.


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United Way, Community Foundation, CAPSAW discuss community needs

Leaders of the United Way, CAPSAW, and the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge met with community leaders to share what they gleaned from a series of community conversations conducted over the past year.


JMU men’s soccer ends losing streak, tops Charleston, 2-0

The James Madison men’s soccer team ended its two-game losing streak Wednesdaynight with a 2-0 victory over College of Charleston in Colonial Athletic Association action at University Park.


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McAuliffe announces 75 new jobs in Botetourt County following meeting in Tokyo

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Dynax America Corporation will invest $32.625 million to expand its automotive components manufacturing operation in Botetourt County.


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VCU prof receives $2.66M grant to study anti-bullying programs

A Virginia Commonwealth University professor has received a $2.66 million federal grant to study the effectiveness of an anti-bullying program in Richmond middle schools.


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McAuliffe announces federal grants to improve safety, mental health services for students

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that the Commonwealth has been awarded two five-year federal grants totaling nearly $13.3 million to improve mental health services for students and expand programs to make schools safer.


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Virginia receives $9.3 million grant to help Virginians access health coverage

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia is one of only four states to have been awarded a $9.3 million federal grant to hire more than 100 enrollment assisters who will help state residents sign up on the Federal Marketplace for health insurance starting November 15.


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BRCC Appalachian Heritage Arts Series concludes with lecture by Sharyn McCrumb

Sharyn McCrumb, a New York Times bestselling author, will close out the Appalachian Heritage Arts Series at Blue Ridge Community College with a lecture on Tuesday, October 14, at 12:45 p.m. in the Plecker Center auditorium.


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Governor McAuliffe announces Homeland Security grant awards

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that more than $4.8 million in federal funds will be awarded to multiple local government agencies to enhance emergency preparedness throughout Virginia.


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Bob Goodlatte: Ditch the rule

The EPA under the Obama Administration has carried out an aggressive regulatory agenda. In April, the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers issued a proposed rule to expand the scope of the term “waters of the United States,”


Stone Brewing Co. to establish operation in Richmond

Stone Brewing Co., the 10th largest craft brewer in the United States, will, pending city approvals next week, invest $74 million to construct a production brewery, packaging hall, destination restaurant, gardens, retail store and administrative offices in the City of Richmond.


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Fields of Gold agritourism program awarded USDA grant

A growing group of agritourism operators in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia recently received a significant boost in promotional and technical support with the award of a $93,674 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant to the Fields of Gold Agritourism Program.


Staunton solar company aims to show businesses the benefits of solar

A Shenandoah Valley solar energy company wants to get the word out that incentives for businesses to install solar are better than ever, and throughout October Altenergy Incorporated Staunton will be personally reaching out to area businesses to show them the numbers.


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VCU study finds global health education shortage in medical schools and residencies

Medical schools and residencies are not keeping up with an increased demand for global health education programs, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University-led study that was published this month in the Family Medicinejournal.


Albemarle County Fire Rescue awarded grant for fire prevention, safety

Albemarle County Fire Rescue is pleased to announce that they are the recipients of a nearly $100,000 grant from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for enhancing fire protection and safety in low income and impoverished areas of our community.


Shenandoah National Park Trust research grant announced

To facilitate and encourage scientific research in Shenandoah National Park, a research fellowship program is being offered, funded by the Shenandoah National Park Trust, to support field research in the physical, biological, ecological, social, and cultural sciences.


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New traffic pattern for Interstate 64 in Lexington area begins Monday

The Virginia Department of Transportation is advising motorists of major traffic pattern changes on Interstate 64 in Rockbridge County beginning Monday, October 6. This is part of the rehabilitation of the eastbound and westbound Maury River bridges near Lexington.


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Federal grant to boost Virginia’s services for residents with dementia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Friday that the Commonwealth has secured a federal grant that will strengthen and expand services for Virginians experiencing dementia.


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Opportunities for Virginia’s community college students pursuing STEM degrees

Virginia community college students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields statewide have access to new scholarships, research experiences, internships and courses thanks to a NASA grant awarded to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.


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World Health Organization taps VCU tobacco product research center as a collaborator

The Center for the Study of Tobacco Products at Virginia Commonwealth University has been named a World Health Organization collaborating center that will assist the global health organization with questions related to tobacco product testing and research.


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Department of Labor awards $14M for job training programs at Virginia’s colleges

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Virginia State University and four of Virginia’s community colleges will expand their capacity to provide innovative training programs in partnership with employers.


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Herring highlights resources during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Attorney General Mark Herring recognized October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by highlighting some of the services available to victims of domestic violence in the Commonwealth.


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Kaine calls for flexibility in recognition process for Indian Tribes

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine submitted comments to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) on a proposed rule regarding the Federal Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes.


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McAuliffe announces $11.9 million Workforce Innovation Fund Grant

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia has been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to receive an $11.9 million grant to advance employment and financial literacy for 1,800 Virginians in challenging environments.


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New VCU center to target cocaine addiction

Virginia Commonwealth University has received a five-year, $6 million grant for clinical research and education directed toward the identification, evaluation and development of safe and effective treatments for cocaine addiction.