Tag: Task Force

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Governor McAuliffe announces equal opportunity legislative agenda

Governor McAuliffe announced on Monday a series of legislative proposals aimed at ensuring that every Virginian has equal opportunity to succeed and contribute to the Commonwealth’s economic growth.


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VCU physician-researcher to help advise the nation on preventive care

Alex Krist, M.D., associate professor of family medicine and population health at VCU, today was appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.


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Attorney General Mark Herring on Rolling Stone UVA article

Attorney General Mark Herring commented on today’s news regarding the Rolling Stone article on sexual assault at the University of Virginia.


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Filler-Corn introduces bill to combat campus sexual assaults

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn introduced HB 1343, legislation requiring the reporting of campus sexual assaults by campus and local law enforcement to the local Commonwealth’s Attorney within 48 hours of the reported incident.


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Terry McAuliffe: Disturbing report in Rolling Stone on campus violence at UVA

I was deeply disturbed to read about the sexual assault allegations outlined in Rolling Stone magazine. Sexual violence is a nationwide problem, and it is critical that our schools acknowledge that this is a pervasive issue and take bold action to end it.


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McAuliffe announces new task force to promote LGBT tourism

Governor McAuliffe announced the creation of an LGBT Tourism Task Force that will focus on showcasing Virginia as an LGBT-friendly destination.


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Belmont Bridge Steering Committee seeks members

The Charlottesville City Council has appointed a new Steering Committee to guide the design for the Belmont Bridge replacement.


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Sen. Warner applauds passage of bipartisan bill eliminating unnecessary government reports

Sens. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) applauded last night’s House passage of the Government Reports Elimination Act (H.R. 4194).


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Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse holds first meeting

The Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse met Wednesday to recommend steps to address a growing epidemic of prescription opioid and heroin abuse in Virginia.


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Herring to host law enforcement conference on animal fighting

Attorney General Mark Herring is teaming up with the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and the ASPCA for a statewide Law Enforcement Conference on Combating Animal Fighting in Virginia.


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Task force comments on gay marriage ruling

Today the United States Supreme Court denied review of seven federal appeals court decisions striking down marriage bans in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.


Poll shows strong support for releasing Senate torture report

An overwhelming bipartisan majority of Americans thinks that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence should make public its comprehensive report on the CIA’s detention and torture of terrorism suspects after 9/11.


virginia

McAuliffe, Herring announce agenda for Virginia Heroin and Prescription Drug Summit

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark Herring today released the agenda for the Virginia Heroin and Prescription Drug Summit, to be held on October 2 in Charlottesville.


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Leaders applaud McAuliffe efforts to curtail prescription drug, heroin abuse in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Friday signed Executive Order 29 establishing the Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse.


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Kaine joins McAuliffe in announcing Virginia drug abuse task force

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel and Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran to announce the creation of a Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse Task Force.


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McAuliffe establishes Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse

Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed Executive Order 29 establishing the Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse.


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McAuliffe announces members of Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the 30 members of the Governor’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence to the administration Monday.


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Senate passes Sen. Warner’s initiative to eliminate unnecessary agency reports

Yesterday the U.S. Senate passed Sen. Mark R. Warner’s (D-VA) initiative to eliminate or modify more than 50 unnecessary, outdated or redundant reports to Congress produced by federal agencies every year.


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Student Sexual Misconduct: Important information for UVA alumni, parents

The University of Virginia is a caring community based on the principles of honor, respect, and personal accountability. Yet we know that incidents of misconduct and violence — including sexual misconduct and violence — do sometimes occur on our Grounds.


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VCU Medical Center earns designation as a Lung Cancer Screening Center

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center has been designated as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology, becoming one of the first in the state to earn the designation.


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What the CIA is Trying to Hide

Beginning in the 1990s, and accelerating after September 11, the CIA flew terrorism suspects to secret police custody in Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, and Libya.


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Virginia launches effort to address sexual violence on college campuses

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark Herring today announced a comprehensive effort to address sexual violence on college campuses.


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McAuliffe creates payroll fraud task force

Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed Executive Order 24 establishing an interagency task force on worker misclassification and payroll fraud.


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LGBT task force celebrates marriage court ruling

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is celebrating the federal court of appeals’ decision clearing the way for marriage equality in Virginia by refusing to stay its decision that struck down the state’s marriage ban last month.


Guilty pleas in multi-state cock fighting case

United States Attorney Timothy Heaphy and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced that three individuals pled guilty in federal court Thursday in Abingdon, Virginia to animal fighting and drug charges after being arrested during a joint federal/state multi-agency operation in Virginia and Kentucky on May 3, 2014.


Honey bee population decline getting federal focus

Big money is being invested in saving the declining U.S. honey bee population. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced it is providing $8 million to help increase the important pollinators’ population.


LGBT group: Ruling in Harris v. Quinn harmful

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is expressing its disappointment in the Supreme Court’s decision in Harris v. Quinn to roll back the rights of hardworking public sector employees.


Virginia congressional delegation calls for heroin task force

In a joint letter sent today, 12 members of the Virginia congressional delegation called on Governor Terry McAuliffe to establish a statewide task force to address the growing heroin epidemic in Virginia.


Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam concludes Southside, Southwest VA swing

This afternoon Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam finished a two-day barnstorm trip through Southwest and Southside Virginia, his first as the Commonwealth’s lieutenant governor.


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Sen. Warner named Fiscal Hero by nonpartisan Campaign to Fix the Debt

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) has been named a ‘Fiscal Hero’ by the nonpartisan Campaign to Fix the Debt for his leading role in assembling a bipartisan coalition to responsibly address our nation’s deficits and debt.


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Goodlatte praises House approval of human trafficking bills

The House of Representatives today approved several pieces of bipartisan legislation to combat the growing problem of human trafficking.


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McAuliffe announces rail safety task force

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian J. Moran and Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne will co-chair the interagency Railroad Safety and Security Task Force.


AG’s office announces convictions for Internet crimes against children

Greg Clabaugh, 61, of Floyd County, Virginia was sentenced to three years in prison and three years of probation, with an additional seven years in prison suspended, after he pled guilty today to two counts of reproduction of child pornography.


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Urban Agriculture Summit tackles food deserts, other issues

Urban agriculture has gone from “a curiosity to a field of unlimited endeavor.” That was the assessment of Lynchburg Mayor Michael Gillette, who gave the opening remarks for the 2014 Urban Agriculture Summit, held April 15 and 16.


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Senate unanimously passes Warner-Portman transparency legislation

The U.S. Senate today passed Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Sen. Rob Portman’s (R-OH) bipartisan Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA).