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McAuliffe signs executive order extending validity of expiring driver’s licenses

Governor Terry McAuliffe this week took executive action to give Virginians affected by a weekend computer disruption additional time to renew driver’s licenses.

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Squirrels blank B-Mets to even series

Richmond lefty Adalberto Mejia earned his first win of the season on Tuesday as the Squirrels (13-31) blanked Binghamton 3-0 (18-25).


Crowdsourcing initiative to map broadband access in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today a new statewide initiative to better understand where Virginia has the largest gaps in broadband coverage.

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Nothing political about this McAuliffe ‘investigation’: Nothing at all

Republicans are suing Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe over his move to restore voting rights to 206,000 ex-felons.

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B-Mets squeak by Squirrels in walkoff win

Richmond (12-31) opened up an eight-game road trip on Monday night with a difficult, 2-1 walkoff loss at NYSEG Stadium.


Democrats comment on Republican voting rights suit

Del. David Toscano and Del. Charniele Herring issued statements regarding the Republican attempt to strip voting rights from over 200,000 Virginia citizens.

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McAuliffe statement on Republican voting rights lawsuit

Gov. Terry McAuliffe released the following statement after Republicans filed a lawsuit to preserve Virginia’s policy of disenfranchising ex-felons.

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Republicans to file suit against McAuliffe executive order on voting rights

Republicans are filing suit to halt enforcement of Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring the political rights of more than 206,000 convicted felons.

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Virginia Farm Bureau Grain Marketing key player in supply chain

According to the USDA, Virginia farmers produced more than half a billion bushels of grain and soybeans between 2006 and 2012.


Richmond activists blow the whistle on Dominion greenwashing at Riverrock

Dozens of activists literally “blew the whistle” on Dominion’s greenwashing of its dirty power and dirty politics.

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Finally! Squirrels snap 14-game losing skid with blowout win

The Flying Squirrels took out a season’s worth of frustration all in one night against the Erie SeaWolves in a 9-0 win on Saturday.

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Ken Plum: Keeping tabs on the Commonwealth

Last week I attended my first meeting as a member of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC).

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McAuliffe announces initiatives to develop unmanned systems technology for aviation, energy

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced initiatives that will further develop unmanned systems technology to strengthen the new Virginia economy.


Anti-human trafficking campaign honored at Virginia PRSA Awards

Attorney General Mark Herring’s initiative to combat human trafficking was recognized with the prestigious Commonwealth Award for Public Service.


McAuliffe vetoes bill changing direction of abandoned funds in court cases

Gov. McAuliffe vetoed a bill allowing funds that are abandoned in certain types of court cases to be directed to the Virginia Housing Trust Fund.

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Will they ever win again? Squirrels losing skid at 14

The Flying Squirrels (10-30) woes continued on Friday night against the Erie SeaWolves (17-23), dropping the series opener on Friday, 6-1.


Commonwealth’s Attorneys speak out on impact of Governor’s executive order

Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorneys criticized Governor Terry McAuliffe’s executive order restoring the political rights of more than 206,000 convicted felons.


Virginia legal community raises more than 1.5 million pounds of food for those in need

The Virginia legal community has joined together to collect food for Virginia’s hungry during the 10th Annual Legal Food Frenzy.

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Unlucky 13: Squirrels lose again

The Trenton Thunder (22-16) snapped an 8-8 tie with a four-run eighth inning, sinking the Flying Squirrels (10-29) to their 13th consecutive loss.

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Speaker Howell on federal court ruling upholding Virginia’s photo ID law

House Speaker William J. Howell issued a statement on the U.S. District Court’s ruling upholding Virginia’s photo identification law.

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Here we go again: Squirrels losing skid now at 12

The Flying Squirrels (10-28) were blanked, 2-0 by the Trenton Thunder (21-16) for their 12th consecutive losson Wednesday.

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Widows, widowers are happier in the face of adversity than others

Widowed patients suffering from neurological illness experience greater levels of happiness than married individuals with a similar condition.

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Heroin documentary honored by Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts

“Heroin: The Hardest Hit” has been honored with two Communicator Awards of Excellence by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts.

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Squirrels lose again: Streak goes to 11

The Flying Squirrels dropped another close contest, this time by a final of 3-2 in 11 innings at Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton, NJ.


McAuliffe approves reforms to anti-drunk driving ignition interlock program

Governor Terry McAuliffe today approved a regulatory package developed by the Commission on Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program.