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Distribution agreement latest growth push at StableCraft Brewing

StableCraft Brewing in Augusta County has entered into an agreement with Blue Ridge Beverage Co. to distribute StableCraft beers to restaurants in Virginia.


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Agriculture license plate drives home support for Virginia farms

Since the Virginia agriculture license plate initiative started in 2004, Virginians who display the specialty plate have been driving home their support for the state’s farmers.


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New funding to broaden state’s network for farm and forestry exports

Virginia will invest $850,000 over the biennial budget to expand its international trade initiatives promoting Virginia’s agriculture and forestry products.


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Ken Plum: Constituencies in a Commonwealth

The process of redistricting becomes complicated and very political as incumbent legislators attempt to draw lines around those persons most supportive of them.


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Virginia health officials warn of increased hepatitis A risk

The Virginia Department of Health is investigating a cluster of hepatitis A cases and has identified a potential association with smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe restaurants in Virginia.


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Virginia unemployment rate holds steady at 3.7%

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent in July while year-over-year job growth continued for the 28th consecutive month.


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Additional horses contract Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced the fifth and sixth cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in horses this year.


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Redesign to online database connecting Virginia farm owners with qualified farm seekers

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently redesigned the Virginia Farm Link website and database,


education

Virginia students improve in reading, math, science on 2015-2016 SOLs

The percentage of students achieving at the proficient or advanced level on SOLs in reading, mathematics and science increased by one-point statewide.


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Virginia corn, soybean, cotton, peanut crop forecasts up from 2015

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced the state’s estimated crop production for 2016.


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Study: Crooked Road music trail generates $9 million annually

The 333-mile Crooked Road featuring attractions that celebrate Southwest Virginia’s cultural and musical heritage brings in about $9.2 million annually.


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Hillary for Virginia announces coordinated campaign office openings

This week, Virginia Democrats will open more than half a dozen coordinated campaign offices across the Commonwealth.


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Virginia leaders, DREAMers highlight DACA

Northern Virginia DREAMers Natalia Rodas Calderon and Henry Lopez and Arlington school board member Dr. Emma Violand-Sánchez highlighted the importance of DACA and how it has impacted their lives.


police

Warner, Kaine announce $500K in DOJ funding for local law enforcement

The Department of Justice has awarded $570,326 in grants to support local law enforcement efforts and improve safety in communities throughout Virginia.


congress

Warner, Kaine announce $9.5 million for Virginia K-12 schools, universities

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded grants totaling $9.5 million to help Virginia’s K-12 schools improve student achievement and support colleges and universities.


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McAuliffe announces $1 million in cybersecurity scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for a $1 million state scholarship fund for students studying cybersecurity.


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Check trees in August for the Asian Longhorned Beetle

Tthe Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services encourages residents to check for the Asian longhorned beetle.


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Clinton campaign claims job growth under economic plan

New analysis shows Virginia could add 271,000 jobs under Hillary Clinton’s economic plans, while it could lose 89,000 jobs under a Donald Trump presidency.


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Herring joins $100 million settlement with Barclays: LIBOR

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced that Virginia is part of a $100 million settlement with Barclays Bank PLC and Barclays Capital Inc.


earth

Locals, environmental groups raise concerns over fracking standards

Local residents and community activists joined environmental and social justice groups to call for a comprehensive study and review of state fracking standards.


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Dollar Tree to invest $110 million to expand Chesapeake HQ

Dollar Tree, Inc., an American chain of discount variety stores, will invest $110 million for development of its corporate headquarters in the City of Chesapeake.


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Virginia receives $2.7 million for emergency management

Virginia will receive $2.7 million in new federal Local Emergency Management Performance Grants (LEMPG) to help localities plan and respond to emergencies in their areas.


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Virginia farmers come to aid of West Virginia flood victims

Farm Bureau producer members in Virginia have stepped up to provide assistance to victims affected by recent flooding in West Virginia.


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Toray Plastics to invest $45 million to expand facility in Warren County

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, will invest $45 million to expand its Front Royal facility in Warren County.


wayne theatre

Wayne Theatre Signature Speaker Series highlights dinosaurs, geology

Dinosaur hunters and Shenandoah Valley geology are among the topics for the Signature Speaker Series: Science Talks this fall at the Historic Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center in Waynesboro.


wayne theatre

Signature Speaker Series brings Founding Fathers to life at Wayne Theatre

The third, fourth and fifth presidents will be the subjects of the Signature Speaker Series: The Founding Fathers this fall at the Historic Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center in Waynesboro.


virginia

New funding for agriculture, forestry export promotion efforts

Virginia will invest $850,000 over the biennial budget to expand its international trade initiatives promoting Virginia’s agriculture and forestry products around the world.


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McAuliffe announces 16th annual School and Campus Safety Training Forum

Educators and law enforcement officials will convene in Hampton on August 1 for the 16th annual School and Campus Safety Training Forum.


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Heat hitting some of state’s farmers hard

Farmers work outside all year long, and several have been treated for heat exhaustion at Bedford Memorial Hospital.


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McAuliffe announces workforce grant program

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the launch of a new grant program designed to ensure that workforce credentials are accessible and affordable.


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The Motley Fool to invest $5 million to upgrade facility, expand recruitment efforts

The Motley Fool, a multimedia financial-services company, will invest $5 million to upgrade its facility and expand recruitment efforts in Alexandria.


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Steve Landes named chair of education study committee

Del. Steve Landes was named Chairman of the newly formed Joint Committee to Study the Future of Public Elementary and Secondary Education in the Commonwealth.


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March on McAuliffe: Hundreds protest pipeline

Activists marched to Governor McAuliffe’s house on Saturday to demand that he put the welfare of people ahead of the interests of polluters.


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Report: 2015 peach, apple, grape production in Virginia

Peach production in Virginia in 2015 was 5,120 tons (10.2 million pounds), down 180 tons (360,000 pounds) from 2014.


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Virginia awarded $900,000 to expand wellness program

Virginia’s wellness program that helps older Virginians with chronic diseases has won a $900,000 grant to expand across the Commonwealth.


tax

McAuliffe announces sales tax holiday for back-to-school supplies

Virginia will offer a sales tax holiday from August 5th-7th so that shoppers can purchase qualifying school supplies.


mark herring

Herring, Homeland Security team up to combat human trafficking in Virginia

A new state-federal partnership that will provide Virginia law enforcement agencies with additional resources and training to combat human trafficking.


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McAuliffe aunches Workforce Innovation Datathon Challenge

Governor Terry McAuliffe launched the 2016 Workforce Innovation Datathon Challenge, a competition inviting citizens, students, and government teams.


law

Department of Elections conducting training for third party voter registration

The Virginia Department of Elections is conducting eight in-person voter registration training sessions that are open to the public.


terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe completes 18th international trade mission

Governor McAuliffe completed his 18th trade mission on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia this week.


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McAuliffe announces second round of high school innovation planning grants

The Virginia Department of Education will award five additional high school innovation planning grants to divisions that have proposed bold programs.


virginia general assembly

House, Senate announce Joint Working Group on Certificate of Public Need Reform

House Speaker Bill Howell and Senate President Pro-Tempore Stephen D. Newman announced the creation of the Joint Working Group on Certificate of Public Need Reform.


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New exports for Virginia lumber companies to UK

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced new export sales of Virginia wood products to the United Kingdom during a trade and marketing mission.


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Second case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Virginia this year

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services today announced the second case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in a Virginia horse this year.


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Survey: Virginia high schoolers report bullying, sexual harassment

More than one-third (36 percent) of Virginia public high school students reported that bullying was a problem at their school.


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Andy Schmooker: The “right-to-work” con

When I was involved in electoral politics here in Virginia, I was advised by Democratic politicians to stay away from the issue of “right-to-work” laws.


police

Virginia State Police: Eight traffic fatalities over Fourth holiday weekend

Five drivers, a motorcyclist, a teenage passenger and a pedestrian died in seven traffic crashes across Virginia over the Fourth of July weekend.


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SCC approves three Dominion solar generation projects

The State Corporation Commission has approved an application by Dominion Virginia Power to construct and operate three solar generation facilities.


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What new laws are taking effect in Virginia today?

A new biennial budget containing major investments in education, workforce and economic development takes effect today.


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McAuliffe announces $267,000 grant for the Virginia Department of Fire Programs

The Virginia Department of Fire Programs has won a $267,022 grant through the Department of Homeland Security.