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Ken Plum: Unlocking Northern Virginia

The multi-model approach establishes a significant precedent that must be followed to successfully unlock Northern Virginia.


More details on Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine campaign event in NoVA

Hillary Clinton will campaign in Northern Virginia on Thursday, July 14, with U.S. Senator Tim Kaine.


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Real Virginia, Northern Virginia, and the New York Yankees: A case study

You hear pols talk from time to time about so-called Real Virginia, the part south and west of what we consider Northern Virginia, the extended D.C. suburbs and exurbs.


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Grant Thornton to invest $15.75 million to expand in Northern Virginia

Grant Thornton LLP, a leading U.S. professional-services firm, will invest $15.75 million to grow its presence across the Northern Virginia region.


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President Clinton to get out the vote for Hillary Clinton in Virginia

On Wednesday, President Bill Clinton will attend Hillary for Virginia organizing events in Northern Virginia and Richmond to campaign for Hillary Clinton.


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Sen. Warner, Anne Holton, Del. Spruill to campaign for Hillary Clinton

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, Anne Holton, and Delegate Lionell Spruill Sr. will visit churches in Northern Virginia, Hampton Roads, and Richmond on behalf of Hillary Clinton.


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State leaders announce bipartisan agreement to address Beltway gridlock

Virginia leaders announced today a bipartisan agreement to move forward on a plan to reduce congestion on I-66 inside the Beltway.


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Waynesboro Police nab two NOVA men on credit card theft charges

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested two Northern Virginia men on credit card theft charges stemming from an elaborate credit card skimming operation.


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Hillary for Virginia announces Day of Action in Northern Virginia

On Thursday, the Hillary Clinton campaign will hold a series of organizing events in Northern Virginia in order to build support ahead of the March 1st primary.


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Virginia Tech graduate student develops and tests in-vehicle safety application on Interstate 66

Virginia Tech graduate student Kayla Sykes of Richmond tested an in-vehicle application with the potential to improve driver safety and save time.


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Strategic partnership between Inova, George Mason to advance research

Inova, the largest health system in Northern Virginia, and George Mason University, the largest public research university in Virginia, are partnering to conduct translational research.


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Governor McAuliffe announces roads projects in I-95 Corridor in Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced major projects to improve transportation on one of the most heavily traveled corridors in the country – I-95 and I-395 in Northern Virginia.


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Officials experience Virginia Tech’s next-generation vehicle technology on interstate express lanes

Federal and state officials received hands-on experience Monday with “hands-off” automated and connected driving as they traveled a 10-mile stretch of an interstate highway in Northern Virginia in cars sporting the latest automated- and connected-vehicle technology.


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Virginia House Republicans call on Governor McAuliffe to shelve I-66 tolling plan

Virginia House of Delegates Republican leadership, members and candidates on Thursday called on Governor Terry McAuliffe to shelve his proposed I-66 tolling plan at a press conference in Falls Church.


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Virginia Democrats launch TV ads in three State Senate races

Today, three Democratic Senate candidates launched TV ads in the Richmond, Washington and Hampton Roads media markets.


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UVA offers first special ed master’s program in Northern Virginia

According to the Virginia Department of Education, the No. 1 need in Virginia public schools is for special education teachers.


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Governor McAuliffe announces bipartisan plan to fund two new veterans care centers

At a press conference today in Richmond, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a bipartisan compromise that will allow Virginia to proceed with the design and construction of two new centers in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads that will offer quality health care to veterans.


Novant Health, UVA discussing Northern Virginia regional health system

University of Virginia Health System and Novant Health are in discussions to create a Northern Virginia regional health system.


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House Republican leaders discuss veterans care centers legislation

Rep. Randy Forbes (R-4th), Rep. Rob Wittman (R-1st), Majority Leader M. Kirkland Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Del. Rich Anderson (R-Manassas) and Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach) discussed the veterans care center legislation before the House.


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Sens. Warner and Kaine introduce bipartisan Startup Act

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today led a bipartisan group of six Senate colleagues in introducing The Startup Act to jumpstart investment and job creation by new businesses.


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VCU poll: 92 percent think colleges should be required to report sexual assaults to police

A new VCU poll indicates strong support among Virginians for legislative proposals that would require university faculty or staff to report to police within 48 hours any alleged criminal sexual assaults that come to their attention.


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Potomac Nationals announce F.H. Furr as new stadium founding partner

The Potomac Nationals announced today that the club has signed a new stadium founding partnership with F.H. Furr, a leading plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical service company headquartered in Manassas, Virginia.


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Governor McAuliffe announces 95 Express Lanes open December 14

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the 95 Express Lanes on I-95 in Northern Virginia are opening early and on budget.


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McAuliffe: Agriculture, forestry essential to ‘the new Virginia economy’

Fog delayed his arrival, but Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was perfectly clear about his vision for agriculture’s and forestry’s role in Virginia’s economy.


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UVA researchers find declining enrollment in most Virginia school divisions

While the overall population in Virginia is growing, public school enrollment increased in fewer than than one-third of school divisions in the commonwealth between 2008 and 2013.


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Virginia film industry grows 16 percent in 2013

The total economic impact of the film industry in Virginia in 2013 was $382.5 million, providing $19.4 million in state and local tax revenue for the Commonwealth.


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Ed Gillespie concedes U.S. Senate race

Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie has formally conceded the Virginia U.S. Senate race to Democrat Mark Warner, saying in a Friday news conference that a recount, permissible under state law due to the race’s tight margin, would not make a difference.


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Toocloseforcomfort: Mark Warner wins Senate re-election by razor-thin margin

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner didn’t run like an incumbent upon 25 points in the polls in the early summer. He must have seen something that the rest of us couldn’t see.


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Virginia employers honored for championing disability employment

Several Virginia employers were honored this month for outstanding commitment to hiring and supporting people with disabilities in the workplace.


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Study finds agriculture still a large part of Fauquier economy

According to a recent economic impact study, Fauquier County farmland is serving as a barrier against sprawling development that characterizes parts of adjacent counties.


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Waynesboro among Top 20 cities on the rise in Virginia

From military bases in the north to agriculture in the south and computer chip manufacturing in between, Virginia is a state with a lively, diverse economy. The birthplace of the first American colony is home to a thriving economy that is No. 9 among states in its contribution to the nation’s GDP.


Equality Virginia holds first transgender summit

Donna Price spoke last Saturday at Equality Virginia’s first ever Transgender Information and Empowerment Summit, held at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.


Ken Plum: A Virginia Statesman

I first heard of Vincent F. (Vince) Callahan, Jr. in 1965 when he ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor of Virginia. It was his first run for political office, and while it may seem that he aimed high to start in those days it was easy to get the Republican nomination since the Republicans always lost.


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National FFA president from Shenandoah County wrapping up term

The National FFA organization was founded at Virginia Tech in the 1920s, but it’s been 35 years since it was led by a Virginia youth.


Virginia tourism revenues exceeded $21.5 billion in 2013

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia generated $21.5 billion in revenue from tourists in 2013, a 1.4 percent increase over 2012.


Busy Robert Sarvis Senate schedule includes Tea Party, LGBT events

Following successful Labor Day weekend campaign stops at the Chesterfield County Fair, James Madison University, and Buena Vista Labor Day Parade and Festival, Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis announced additional events over the next two weeks.


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Public meetings scheduled to discuss charitable gaming in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs announced today it will hold several public meetings to identify and discuss possible amendments to the charitable gaming statute and the charitable gaming regulations.


Sen. Mark Warner agrees to debates, forums, insists on including third-party candidate

Today the campaign of Sen. Mark Warner announced his acceptance of eight additional joint public forums with Republican nominee Ed Gillespie, including two televised debates, to discuss the issues most important to Virginians.


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Virginia delegation applauds finalization of $1.3B loan for rail to Dulles

The bipartisan Northern Virginia congressional delegation today applauded news that the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has closed on a $1.28 billion low-interest, long-term federal loan to proceed with its construction plans for phase two of the Rail to Dulles project.


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Defoliation of white oak trees occurring in Northern Virginia counties

Homeowners in six Northern Virginia counties have kept the phone lines buzzing at Virginia Department of Forestry and Virginia Cooperative Extension offices expressing concern about defoliated white oak trees.


Ken Plum: Kids count!

Since 1990 the Annie E. Casey Foundation has ranked states annually on overall child well-being in a report called Kids Count Data Book. The Foundation’s report is viewed as the authoritative source of information on how we are doing nationally as well as state by state for our children.


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FBI headquarters finalists include Northern Virginia location

A joint panel of the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has concluded site evaluations for the new FBI Headquarters and has identified three sites as potential locations.


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Warner meets with Veterans Affairs nominee

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) met with the President’s nominee to lead the Veterans Affairs Department today and emphasized two Virginia-based initiatives that would help transform operations at the embattled agency.


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House Republicans file first bills of 2015 General Assembly Session

Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates announced Monday the first pre-filed bills of the 2015 legislative session.


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Potomac Nationals claim MILB Promotion of the Month Award

The Potomac Nationals have been given the June Promotion of the Month Award by Minor League Baseball for “Beard-A-Palooza Weekend” on June 13th-15th.


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Sweet corn crop coming in sweet, thanks to rain and heat

Virginia’s sweet corn crop is benefitting from the advent of summertime heat. “It’s the most amazing crop you’ve ever seen in Northern Virginia,” said Tom Davenport, owner of Hollin Farms in Fauquier County. “The rain is causing it to grow like crazy.”


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McAuliffe announces $3.1 billion in road improvements

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the public was heard and their transportation priorities were carefully considered, resulting in adjustments to the final Six-Year Improvement Program.


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Warner, Kaine applaud grant for veterans job training

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine today applauded an announcement that Virginia has been awarded $3,444,620 from the U.S. Department of Labor to explore, develop and test strategies to improve the employment of transitioning veterans in the Commonwealth.


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Warner for Virginia announces Working Together Tour

On Wednesday, May 28, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner will kick off the “Working Together” tour, highlighting his plans for finding bipartisan solutions that ensure everyone has a fair shot at success.


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Analysis: The Virginia state budget impasse endgame

Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates holding off the inevitable deal on Medicaid expansion need to declare whatever victory they can and get moving toward setting a state budget for 2014-2016.