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Warner, Kaine announce $720K to protext Civil War battlefields in Virginia

Virginia has been awarded $270,553 in federal grants to help protect and preserve almost 200 acres of Civil War battlefields across the Commonwealth.

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New York comic Anthony Devito coming to Charlottesville

The United Nations of Comedy Series closes out 2016 with one of the funniest comedians in New York, Anthony Devito, on Saturday, Dec. 17.

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Del. Sam Rasoul to run for re-election in the 11th House District

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) announced today that he will run for reelection in Virginia’s 11th District in the House of Delegates.

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McAuliffe celebrates National Park Service purchase of Werowocomoco

Governor McAuliffe celebrated the National Park Service’s acquisition of Werowocomoco, the former capital of the Powhatan Chiefdom.


Virginia newspapers, TV and radio stations earn VFBF Journalism Awards

The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg claimed Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2016 Ishee-Quann Award for Media Excellence.

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Ken Plum: Opioid epidemic in Virginia

In 2014 for the first time on record fatal drug overdoses became the most common cause of accidental death in the Commonwealth.

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American Woodmark Corp. to consolidate HQ operations, create 55 new jobs in Frederick County

American Woodmark Corporation will invest $30 million to consolidate headquarters operations in Frederick County.


McAuliffe announces third round of federal Preschool Expansion Grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia will receive $17.5 million through the federal Preschool Expansion Grant.

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Update: Bellamy to resign from Board of Education

Wes Bellamy is resigning from the Virginia State Board of Education, “effectively immediately.”


90K in Virginia sign up for Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment in 2016

Over 2.1 million people selected plans using the HealthCare.gov platform since Open Enrollment began on Nov. 1, including 92,136 in Virginia.

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McAuliffe announces first recipients of Virginia Farm Business Development Grants

Two Virginia farmers have been awarded the first grants of up to $5,000 from the Virginia Farm Business Development Program.

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Virginia families honored as Century Forest Landowners

Months after the establishment of the nation’s first Century Forest program, families from all corners of Virginia were inducted into the inaugural class.

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Ken Plum: Remembering our rights

During the week following the national presidential election I attended two lectures on George Mason the man.


Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance ready for Small Business Saturday

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance is rallying the community to support their favorite local, independent businesses in downtown Harrisonburg this Saturday.


VHHA statement on Public Health Emergency declaration regarding opioid addiction

Statement from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association on the Virginia Public Health Emergency declaration regarding opioid addiction.

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Opioid addiction crisis declared Public Health Emergency in Virginia

State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP, has declared the Virginia opioid addiction crisis a Public Health Emergency.


MAXIMUS to invest $1.87 million to establish customer support center in Hampton

MAXIMUS will invest $1.87 million to establish a customer support center in the City of Hampton.

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Ken Plum: Making high school more meaningful

High schools are largely operated under an industrial model that has not changed in a 100 years even though the world has undergone major changes.


McAuliffe announces new Virginia agricultural trade office in Southeast Asia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the opening of the Southeast Asia representative office of VDACS.

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Sam Rasoul resigns House Democrats leadership post

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) has resigned from his leadership post as Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus in Virginia’s House of Delegates.

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Hull’s Drive-In showcasing two holiday movie classics

Hull’s Drive-In will get into the holiday spirit this weekend with two classics: A Christmas Story and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

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McAuliffe announces opening of Virginia marketing office in South Korea

Virginia expanded its international presence with the announcement of a new marketing office in Seoul, South Korea.


State leaders discuss what’s ahead for Virginia, climate

A panel of influential voices from across Virginia came together Tuesday to discuss climate change and public opinion, and how it shaped the 2016 election.


New web-based resource for Virginia veterans, families launches

VirginiaNavigator is a statewide non-profit that provides free web-based resources for older adults, people with disabilities and their families.


David Swanson: Un-Trump the world

A couple of dozen young people marched back and forth through downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday evening shouting “Love Not Hate!”


Twenty Virginia companies receive value-added grants worth $3.9 million

Twenty Virginia companies are among recipients of USDA value-added grants to help farmers, ranchers and small businesses develop new product lines.


Virginia corn, soybean, cotton yields down

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced the results of the crop production report from the November Agricultural Survey.

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Drug disposal kits now available throughout Virginia

Beginning today, Virginians with excess or unused prescription opioids or other drugs can pick up a drug deactivation kit at one of dozens of locations.


Canvass process begins in Virginia following general election

The Virginia Department of Elections commended its local election partners Wednesday following the general election.

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Live Blog: Election Day 2016 updates

AFP editor Chris Graham leads our Election Day 2016 live blog with the latest news plus commentary and analysis up and down the ballot.

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McAuliffe announces November as Virginia Oyster Month

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced November is Virginia Oyster Month in the Commonwealth.


Four WordPress plugins that could supercharge your business site overnight

Building a site that actually makes money seems like a daunting feat, doesn’t it? Regardless, savvy entrepreneurs are making it happen day after day.


Deadline for in-person absentee voting is Saturday

Qualified Virginia voters have until Saturday to vote absentee in person at their local election office.


Grant will expand program to help Virginia caregivers for those with dementia

Virginia has secured additional federal funding to expand statewide a program to strengthen services for Virginians experiencing dementia and their caregivers.


Turkey time is all the time for some Virginia farmers

Turkeys gobble up the limelight in the weeks before Thanksgiving dinner, but more than 300 Virginia farmers raise turkeys year-round.


Wilder School announces 2016 Excellence in Virginia Government Awards honorees

The 12th annual Excellence in Virginia Government Awards program, a signature event of the Wilder School, will take place during a luncheon ceremony from noon to 2 p.m. at the Richmond Marriott, 500 E. Broad St.

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Federal grant to help launch human trafficking task force in Hampton Roads

A $1.45 million federal grant will establish and operate a Human Trafficking Task Force in Hampton Roads.


Cry bias all you want: We’ll keep calling it the way we see it

A small segment of readers seems to think posting comments to the effect that AFP is “biased” in its reporting might shame the editors into silence.

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Website to help combat prescription drug, heroin addiction in Virginia

Governor McAuliffe announced the launch of VaAware.com, a website developed as a tool for Virginia’s fight against prescription drug and heroin abuse.

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McAuliffe announces first Virginia Business Ready Sites Program award recipients

Governor McAuliffe announced the first round of Virginia Business Ready Sites Program grants to 28 projects across the Commonwealth.

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Hull’s Drive-In hosting Military Movie Night

Hull’s Drive-In in Lexington is hosting a special Military Movie Night on Wednesday night.

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Virginia Medicaid forecast grows by nearly $300 million

The official forecast for Virginia Medicaid, long-term care and mental health services expenditures through fiscal year 2018 is up nearly $300 million.


Building the Machine: Marketing on a Budget

You don’t have money for TV, radio, big newspaper ads, but you still need to get in front of customers and potential clients. But how?

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Be on the alert: It’s deer mating season

Those playful deer and their wandering eyes mean motorists will need to be extra cautious over the next several weeks.


Virginia bankers teach credit lessons to students

Banks across Virginia provided credit education to more than 5,500 Virginians through the Get Smart About Credit program.


Twenty Virginia companies receive value-added grants totaling $3.9 million

Twenty Virginia companies will receive value-added grants from the USDA to help farmers, ranchers, small businesses and entrepreneurs develop new product lines.

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USDA designates localities for disaster relief following flooding

Two localities in Virginia have qualified for natural disaster assistance from the USDA due to losses caused by flooding due to excessive rains since Sept. 1.

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Ken Plum: Accepting the outcome

My lack of success in my two first attempts to be elected to office was disappointing, but I understood the uphill challenge.

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Warner, Kaine announce $70 million in funding for Virginia electric projects

The USDA has awarded more than $70.4 million to help finance projects to increase reliability of rural electric utility systems in Virginia.


Virginia joins $41.2 million settlement with Hyundai, Kia over fuel economy claims

Virginia will receive $1.2 million as part of a settlement with Hyundai and Kia over misrepresented mileage and fuel economy ratings.