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McAuliffe operates unmanned systems in air, land, sea

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Friday operated unmanned systems in three domains – air, land, and sea – during a technology demonstration.

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McAuliffe authorizes National Guard to deploy significant force to U.S. Virgin Islands

Governor McAuliffe has authorized the Virginia National Guard to send 120 soldiers to the U.S. Virgin Islands to respond to recent hurricanes. 


Two Virginia Beach men sentenced for cocaine, gun sales

Juan Rivera-Gutierrez, 35, and Pedro Pabon, Jr., 42, both of Virginia Beach, were sentenced Friday for their respective roles in a three-and-a-half year cocaine conspiracy.

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I-81 northbound on-ramp at Exit 247 in Harrisonburg closed Sept. 29-Oct. 1

The on-ramp from westbound Route 33 to northbound Interstate 81 at exit 247 in Harrisonburg is scheduled to close from 8 p.m. Sept. 29 through noon Oct. 1.

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Virginia tree seedling sales slated to open Oct. 2

Virginia’s tree seedling store opens Monday, Oct. 2nd, at 10 a.m.  Orders may be placed online at buyvatrees.com.


Farm Bureau asks for parameters on GMO labeling rule

The American Farm Bureau Federation has submitted comments regarding a GMO labeling law that it supported in 2016.

Fall harvests progressing: Weather presents some corn challenges

A Sept. 18 crop report notes that 56 percent of Virginia’s corn raised for grain and 94 percent of corn raised for silage had been harvested by Sept. 17.

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Ken Plum: Never armed enough!

Much to my dismay last week I received in the mail an envelope with the return address of the National Rifle Association of America headquarters in Fairfax.


McAuliffe, partners launch new transit services on I-66

Governor Terry McAuliffe joined VDOT and other partners to celebrate the launch of the first group of multimodal improvement projects under a new I-66 Commuter Choice program.

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Northam campaign to air new TV ad: ‘Enron Ed’

The Northam for Governor campaign announced it will begin airing a new ad entitled “Enron Ed.”


Report: 10 million meal increase in statewide school breakfast program

Over 10 million more school breakfasts were served to Virginia students during the 2016-2017 school year compared to the 2013-14 school year.


McAuliffe announces $967,000 in matching grants for 50 local tourism programs

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced more than $967,000 in matching grant funds to be awarded to 50 local tourism initiatives.


Another new poll gives Northam big lead in Virginia governor race

One Virginia governor race poll released yesterday had Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie tied.

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Virginia Credit Union League endorses Ralph Northam for governor

The Virginia Credit Union League, the state trade association for the Commonwealth’s 136 member-owned credit unions, today announced its endorsement of Democrat Ralph Northam for governor.

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Northam on proposed Cassidy-Graham healthcare legislation

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ralph Northam is coming out forcefully against the new version of Trumpcare making its way back through the U.S. Senate.


Suffolk poll: Virginia governor race tied

A Suffolk University poll shows Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie tied, with 42 percent supporting or leaning toward each.

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McAuliffe on proposed Cassidy-Graham healthcare bill

Governor Terry McAuliffe comments today in response to the health care legislation introduced by Senators Cassidy and Graham.

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New poll: Northam with five-point lead on Gillespie at top of state ticket

Democrat Ralph Northam has a five-point lead on Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for the open Virginia governor job, according to a poll released Monday by the University of Mary Washington.


McAuliffe announces 215,100 net new jobs in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced last week that 215,100 net new jobs have been created in the Commonwealth since January 2014. 

McAuliffe announces $175,000 grant to La Cocina VA for small business development

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a $175,000 grant to La Cocina VA, a nonprofit workforce development organization in Arlington County.


McAuliffe participates in Virginia Community College System Cyber Security Advisory Board

Governor McAuliffe attended the inaugural meeting of the Virginia Community College System’s Cyber Security Advisory Board.

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Ralph Northam issues technology policy plan

Democratic Party gubernatorial nominee Ralph Northam has unveiled his policy plan to build and expand Virginia’s vibrant technology ecosystem.


McAuliffe announces $8.8 million in Community Development Block Grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced more than $8.8 million in Community Development Block Grant funding for 15 projects in Virginia. 

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Northam hits $16.3 million in campaign fundraising: Report

The Northam for Governor campaign announced it raised $7,214,788.57 for the last reporting period ending August 31.

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Virginia Transportation Construction alliance endorses Northam for governor

The Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance announced Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam as its choice to be the 73rd governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.