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Virginia State Board of Elections streamlines voter registration

The State Board of Elections has adopted a new Virginia Voter Registration Application and amended existing regulations.

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Gas prices pushing above $2 a gallon mark in Virginia

Gas prices in Virginia moved higher by nine cents per gallon on the week and 15 cents more per gallon on the month.


Virginia State Police Insurance Fraud Program announces Fraud Fighters Awards winners

The Virginia State Police Insurance Fraud Program distributed 10 Fraud Fighters Awards.

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Hartford wins again, defeats Flying Squirrels

Hartford (18-4) added a win to the best record in baseball with a 5-1 victory over the Squirrels on Saturday night at The Diamond.


First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe celebrates Arbor Day, Garden Day

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe celebrated Arbor Day and Garden Day on Friday by planting three longleaf pine trees behind the Executive Mansion.

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Squirrels force extras: Loss ends at plate

The Richmond Flying Squirrels (8-14) took the Harford Yard Goats (17-4) into eleven innings on Friday, but fell 4-3.

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McAuliffe announces successful Virginia wine promotion, new exports to UK

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the successful completion of a Virginia wine promotion conducted in partnership with Berry Bros. & Rudd.

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Herring recognized for efforts to combat heroin, opioid abuse

Attorney General Mark R. Herring was recognized by the McShin Foundation for his efforts to combat heroin and prescription opioid abuse in Virginia.

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Hess fuels Baysox past Squirrels in series finale

The Flying Squirrels (8-13) could not complete the series sweep on Wednesday night, falling 6-3 to the Baysox.

McAuliffe urges residents to prepare for mosquito season, Zika virus

Mosquito season begins May 1 in Virginia, and it is important for citizens to learn about and take the necessary precautions against Zika virus.

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Squirrels pen keys comeback win

The Flying Squirrels (8-12) bullpen hurled 8 1/3 scoreless innings in come-from-behind 6-4 win over Bowie on Tuesday at Prince George’s Stadium.


2015 Virginia Youth Survey shows improved health behaviors in Virginia high school students

The results of the latest Virginia Youth Survey show significant increases in those who practice healthy behavior over a four-year period.

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Republican leaders want special session to talk restoration of voting rights

Republican leaders called for a special session of the General Assembly to consider the Governor’s “Order for the Restoration of Rights.”


McAuliffe announces new forest product exports to Germany

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced new export sales of Virginia forest products to Germany during a trade and marketing mission to several European countries.

Chris Tucker coming to Altria Theater in Richmond

35 Concerts and the Altria Theater are playing host to comedian Chris Tucker, Friday, June 24. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 29.


McAuliffe announces state partnership for Teacher Appreciation Week

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday a state partnership aimed at recognizing the Commonwealth’s dedicated teachers.

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Squirrels single out Baysox in series-opening win

The Flying Squirrels opened up a three game series in Bowie on Monday night with a season-high 16 hits -15 of them singles- in a wild 8-6 victory.


Governor announces Executive Mansion Virginia Green Certification

The Executive Mansion has received the Virginia Green Certification in recognition of its recently reduced environmental impact.


Agriculture Literacy Project activities reached 35,000 students

As many as 35,000 elementary school students learned how their favorite breakfast foods arrive on their plates during a two-week celebration of agriculture.

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Squirrels lose, drop series in Altoona

The Richmond Flying Squirrels (6-12) dropped the final game of a four game set against the Altoona Curve (8-9) on Sunday by a score a 2-1.

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Dominion Project Plant It! branches out for 10th anniversary

Project Plant It!, the environmental education program created by Dominion Resources, Inc., will celebrate a significant milestone this spring.

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Virginia gas prices still below $2 a gallon

Gas prices in Virginia are still below $2 a gallon, even as record-high demand has pushed the national average to $2.13 per gallon.

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Altoona slips by Richmond

Richmond Flying Squirrels catcher Matt Winn homered for the second consecutive game on Saturday, but Richmond came up short in a 4-3 loss.

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National Parks Adventure at the Science Museum of Virginia

Audiences will soar over red rock canyons and hurtle down steep mountain peaks in National Parks Adventure at the Science Museum of Virginia.

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Obenshain comments on governor’s action on civil rights restoration

Senator Mark Obenshain issued a statement in response to the Governor’s action to restore the civil rights of over 200,000 convicted felons.

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House Democrats on governor’s restoration of rights announcement

Del. David Toscano and Del. Charniele Herring issued statements regarding the Governor’s historic restoration of rights announcement.

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Howell: McAuliffe action on voting rights aimed at electing Hillary Clinton

House Speaker Bill Howell issued a statement on Governor McAuliffe’s executive order restoring the civil rights of 206,000 convicted felons.

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ACLU statement on governor’s executive order restoring voting rights

The ACLU of Virginia applauds Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order restoring the voting rights of 206,000 Virginians convicted of felonies.

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AG Mark Herring comments on McAuliffe restoration of rights action

Attorney General Mark Herring issued a statement on Gov. McAuliffe’s action to restore the voting rights of more than 200,000 Virginians.

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Virginia Organizing responds to restoration of rights announcement

Virginia Organizing leaders were presentas Gov. McAuliffe announced executive action to restore civil rights to 206,000 returning citizens.


McAuliffe restores voting, civil rights to 200,000 Virginians

Governor Terry McAuliffe today restored the voting and civil rights of more than 200,000 Virginians who were convicted of felonies.


Virginia Council on Women announces STEM Essay Contest winners

The Virginia Council on Women announced the winners of the fifth annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest.

Levar Stoney announces candidacy for Richmond mayor post

Levar Stoney, former Secretary of the Commonwealth, declares his candidacy for Richmond Mayor.

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ACLU comments on Virginia lethal injections compromise

ACLU of Virginia Executive Director Claire Guthrie Gastañaga commented on the compromise from legislators to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s amendments to the electric chair bill.

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McAuliffe statement on legislative veto session

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement after the General Assembly voted to uphold 24 of his legislative vetoes.

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Veto this: Senate Democrats maintain McAuliffe actions

The Senate sustained Gov. McAuliffe’s vetoes of seven different bills — meaning the chamber has upheld every McAuliffe veto to come before it.

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VCU tops UVA baseball, 11-5

The UVA baseball team lost to VCU, 11-5, Wednesday night at Davenport Field. Pavin Smith and Nate Eikhoff each had three hits for Virginia (24-16).

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Walkoff lifts Richmond past Reading, 3-2

Ricky Oropesa smashed his fifth homer of the season to complete a 3-2, walk-off win for the Richmond Flying Squirrels over Reading.

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McAuliffe announces recipients of 2016 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards Monday.

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Reading Phils edge Richmond, 5-4

The Reading Fightin Phils evaded an eighth inning Richmond uprising and passed the Squirrels in the ninth on their way to a 5-4 win.

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Reading takes series opener with Richmond, 6-2

Reading Fightin Phils starting pitcher Ben Lively was the story on Monday at The Diamond in a 6-2 win over the Richmond Flying Squirrels.


Virginia Department of Health puts spotlight on minority healthcare

The Virginia Department of Health Office of Minority Health and Health Equity is celebrating April as Minority Health Month in Virginia.

Virginia Historical Society begins work on 1912 skylight restoration

The Virginia Historical Society is restoring skylights in the 1912 portion of their headquarters on the Boulevard.

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Curve rally in ninth, top Richmond, 5-3

The first installment of Brunch and Baseball was a huge success as 4,734 made their way inside The Diamond for to see Altoona and Richmond.

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Air Force sergeant reunited with family at Squirrels game

The Richmond Flying Squirrels assisted in an emotional surprise homecoming for Air Force Tech Sergeant Rob Champine.

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Gas prices inching back up to $2 a gallon in Virginia

Gas prices nationally have spent 25 consecutive days above $2 per gallon, and Virginia’s average is at a recent high, at $1.94 a gallon today.

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Dominion support for military receives more accolades

Dominion continues to earn recognition for its strong support of active military, veterans and retired military through its job hiring practices.

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Herring calls for federal rule change to close prescription monitoring loophole

Mark Herring is calling on the federal government to close a loophole that keeps methadone clinics from reporting their dispensing data.

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Squirrels win with walkoff in front of sellout crowd

For the second consecutive night, the Richmond Flying Squirrels rallied late in front of a sellout crowd to earn a thrilling victory at The Diamond.

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GOP leader requests AG opinion on lethal injections

House Majority Whip Jackson H. Miller requested an official opinion from Attorney General Mark Herring on legal questions on lethal injections.