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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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.


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.

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McAuliffe completes 18th international trade mission

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


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.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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Keep Virginia Beautiful announces 30 Grants in Thirty Days winners

Keep Virginia Beautiful announced its “30 Grants in Thirty Days” recipients for 2016 each day in the month of June.


Virginia soybean acreage down, corn up from 2015

Soybeans planted in Virginia were estimated at 610,000 acres, down 20,000 acres from 2015. Acres harvested for grain, at 600,000 acres, were 20,000 acres below a year ago.


Herring announces settlement with Volkswagen over emissions fraud

The Commonwealth of Virginia will receive more than $100 million and qualified Virginia VW owners will receive tens of millions more in direct compensation.


Augusta County, Staunton, Waynesboro conducting flood relief effort

Augusta County, the City of Waynesboro and the City of Staunton are leading an effort to assist those in Virginia and West Virginia affected by flooding.

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Big innings push Lynchburg Hillcats to big win

Yu-Cheng Chang and Alex Monsalve had home runs, and Bobby Bradley had a pair of RBIs to also fuel the offense in a 12-3 victory at Frawley Stadium Monday night.

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Interstate 81 pavement testing in Rockbridge County rescheduled again

Pavement testing expected to take place tonight on Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County has been postponed due to weather.


McAuliffe announces public safety grant funding for implementing new legislative initiatives

New grants will help law enforcement with a new law prohibiting persons who are subject to protective orders in domestic abuse cases from possessing firearms.

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Ken Plum: Being among the happiest

Technologists have applied their big data and computer-crunching to determine where in the world and where in the United States are the happiest places to live.

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Hillary for Virginia to organize, register voters during weekend of action

Grassroots organizers and activists with Hillary for Virginia will register voters and sign up campaign volunteers this weekend.

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Governor McAuliffe announces $275,000 in grants for early intervention, education of children with disabilities

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced two federal grants for early intervention and education of children with disabilities.


Swannanoa, Royal Orchard focus of history lecture at Wayne Theatre

Edward Lay presents the monthly history lecture at the Wayne Theatre titled “Mansions of the Blue Ridge: Swannanoa and Royal Orchard” on Tuesday, June 28.


Governor McAuliffe announces $5 million in Vibrant Community Initiative funding

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today $5 million in Vibrant Community Initiative (VCI) funding for housing and community development projects.

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Corn exports vital, even in corn-deficit Virginia

When it comes to raising corn, Virginia is not a major player on the national stage. But corn exports from the Old Dominion are still important.

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Sea Dogs complete sweep of Squirrels

The Portland Sea Dogs (25-43) completed a three-game sweep of Richmond (26-43) with a 9-5 win on Sunday at The Diamond.

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Amd terrorism fears, new hope for radiation antidote

UVA researchers have identified drugs that could lead to the first antidote for radiation exposure that might result from a dirty bomb terror attack.

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Dominion’s eBill enrollments climb over 1 million

More than 1 million Dominion Virginia Power customers are now enrolled in eBill — Dominion’s paperless billing program.

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Webb, Gilmore, Cantor, Cuccinelli: The pols Virginia wants to forget

Remember ol’ Jim Webb, Jim Gilmore, Eric Cantor, Ken Cuccinelli? Of course you do; you once voted them into public office.

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UVA’s Thai-Son Kwiatkowski wins Winston-Salem Futures Doubles Title

UVA men’s tennis player Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) won the doubles title on Friday (June 17) at the Winston-Salem Futures.

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UVA releases 2016 soccer schedules

The Virginia men’s and women’s soccer teams announced their 2016 schedules Friday.

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Poll: 2017 Virginia governor race wide open

Virginia Republican voters don’t know who they want to run for governor next year, and voters in general are undecided on who should win in the fall race.

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Fifty Plus: Relaxing with Southern culture, jokes and oils

I work with all Southerners. I mean born and sweet tea-raised Southerners. It appears I serve as Yankee entertainment.

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Video: Where does UVA alum Malcolm Brogdon fit in NBA Draft?

UVA alum Malcolm Brogdon is going somewhere in the upcoming 2016 NBA Draft.


CTB funds $16 million Waynesboro industrial park road

The Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved a $16 million road construction project to build the Southern Corridor in Waynesboro.

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Life-threatening injuries for highway worker in Interstate 81 crash

Virginia State Police Trooper J.S. Martin is investigating a crash that resulted in a highway worker being seriously injured early Thursday.

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Poll: Clinton, Trump running neck and neck in Virginia

A new poll of Virginia voters has the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump too close for comfort for either side.

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Virginia Tech to host Conference on Teaching Large Classes

It’s not too late to register for the Conference on Teaching Large Classes, to be held at Virginia Tech on Thursday, July 21.


Castleton in Performance presents: European Choir Fest

Two professional ensembles hailing from Europe are touring America for the first time, performing at the state-of-the-art Castleton Theatre House.

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Leadership changes at Virginia Department of Forestry

Three veteran employees of the Virginia Department of Forestry have assumed new leadership roles within the agency.