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Perriello announces Inclusive Virginia coalition

The Perriello campaign is announcing its Inclusive Virginia coalition – a group of more than 30 immigrant and constituency leaders.

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Northam Virginia Votes to expand voting rights, increase government transparency

Ralph Northam announced Virginia Votes, a series of proposals to expand voting rights and increase government transparency.

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Warner, Kaine announce $5 million to advance engineering education at Virginia colleges

A grant will help Virginia Tech, Virginia Western Community College, and Northern Virginia Community College reach out to engineering transfer students.


Virginia Department of Health awards hospitals with breastfeeding-friendly designation

The Virginia Department of Health is recognizing six hospitals with a Virginia Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation.

Parkway Brewing Company to double production in Salem

Parkway Brewing Company will create 13 new jobs and invest more than $750,000 to expand its craft brewery operation in the City of Salem.

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LG candidate Susan Platt calls for Confederate scrubbing

Susan Platt is calling for the state to devise a plan to take down Confederate monuments and rename Confederate highways and public buildings.


McAuliffe administration drops water analysis for Virginia pipelines

The Virginia DEQ will not require specific water quality impact analysis for water crossings for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

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McAuliffe statement on Trump federal budget proposal

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement in response to President Trump’s full budget proposal for fiscal year 2018.

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McAuliffe on GOP efforts to delay decision on cost-sharing reductions lawsuit

Gov. McAuliffe on Republicans asking to postpone federal cost-sharing reduction payments for health insurance for low-income Americans.

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Perriello proposes pharmacist, clinician prescribed contraception

Tom Perriello unveiled a new policy proposal on Monday aimed at reforming regulations currently governing women’s access to birth control.

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Ken Plum: The ugliness of prejudice

A woman in the check-out line at a local grocery store told another customer – a Muslim woman – “I wish they didn’t let you in the country.”


Six vacation destinations to learn about Virginia agriculture

Virginia offers numerous destinations where travelers can learn more about the fascinating history of agriculture

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Northam, Perriello announce final Democratic primary debate

The campaigns of Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello are announcing the final Democratic gubernatorial primary debate.

Virginia unemployment rate steady at 3.8 percent

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April held steady at 3.8 percent, following three straight months of decline.


Virginia opens unmanned aircraft runway on Wallops Island

Governor Terry McAuliffe celebrated the opening of Virginia’s newest asset in drone technology research – a runway for unmanned aircraft.

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McAuliffe announces new Virginia lumber sales to Mexico

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced new export opportunities for Virginia lumber products following his recent mission to Mexico.


Warner, Kaine bill granting federal recognition to Virginia Indian tribes gains momentum

The Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017 has cleared its first procedural hurdle.


McAuliffe announces 2017 Governor’s Awards for Public Service

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Public Service Awards during a ceremony at the Executive Mansion.

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McAuliffe signs bill preserving historic black cemeteries

Governor McAuliffe today signed HB 1547 to provide for the maintenance of 6,975 historic African American graves, monuments, and markers.

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Does it even matter who Democrats nominate to run for Virginia governor?

Let’s assume a Democrat is elected governor of Virginia in November. What can Ralph Northam or Tom Perriello actually achieve in the next four years?

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McAuliffe takes executive action on carbon emissions

Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Directive 11 to begin establishing regulations that will reduce carbon emissions from power plants.

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House Speaker Howell on McAuliffe carbon order

House Speaker Bill Howell comments on the announcement that the Commonwealth will begin to promulgate regulations to limit carbon dioxide emissions.

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Winners of 2017 Virginia Fleet Safety Awards

The Virginia Trucking Association presented its 2017 Safety Awards on April 25 during its annual VTA Safety and Human Resources Conference.

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McAuliffe announces establishment of Autonomous Systems Center of Excellence

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the establishment of the Autonomous Systems Center of Excellence.

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Interstate 81 lane closures in Augusta County: May 15-25

Overnight right lane closures are scheduled for Interstate 81 in Augusta County on weeknights from May 15-25.