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The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival coming to Staunton

Wild Virginia is bringing together a selection of films that tell a story about our planet and our beautiful and precious wildlands.

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Ken Plum: Mental health advances

Virginia has the distinction of having had the first mental health hospital in the country although it was called an insane asylum.


Virginia receives nearly $10 million to combat opioid crisis

Virginia will receive $9,762,332 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat the opioid epidemic.


Toll Relief benefits to increase for qualified Norfolk, Portsmouth residents

Norfolk and Portsmouth residents are now receiving even more help paying Elizabeth River Tunnels tolls.

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Local school board members endorse Tom Perriello for governor

Seven school board members from across Virginia are endorsing Tom Perriello ahead of the June 13 Democratic primary for Virginia governor.

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McAuliffe announces recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday the recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards.


Derby contenders have no shortage of Secretariat bloodlines

The Kentucky Derby is the most exciting 2 minutes in sports. In 1973 Secretariat made it the most exciting minute 59 and two-fifths.


Consumers, farmers reap rewards from CSAs

To ensure a consistent supply of seasonal local produce from spring through fall, it’s not too late to sign up for a CSA subscription.

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LiUNA endorses Ralph Northam for governor

LiUNA (Laborers’ International Union of North America) announced its endorsement of Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in the Virginia governor’s race.


McAuliffe announces new economic impact figures for Virginia agritourism industry

A new economic impact study conducted by Virginia Tech shows that Virginia’s agritourism industry accounts for $2.2 billion in economic activity.

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McAuliffe commutes death sentence of Ivan Teleguz

Governor McAuliffe today announced that he will commute the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz to life imprisonment without parole.

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Northam calls for dark money disclosure law

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam called for a new law to require dark money groups to disclose their contributors if they spend money to influence Virginia elections.

Spectrum Brands to retrain employees in Montgomery County

Spectrum Brands is investing $7.28 million over the next couple years in its Montgomery County operation to purchase equipment.

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Virginia youths to learn safe driving skills at VSP Driver Training Complex

Members of Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) will participate in a special training session.

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McAuliffe marks one-year anniversary of restoration of rights order

Gov. McAuliffe announced plans to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his order restoring voting rights to those convicted of felonies.

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Northam campaign announces Rural Virginia endorsements

The Northam for Governor campaign announced the endorsements of local leaders from across the Commonwealth’s rural communities.

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Ghazala, Khizr Khan endorse Tom Perriello for governor

Virginia Gold Star Parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan are endorsing Tom Perriello for governor, ahead of the June 13 Democratic primary in Virginia.

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Speaker-designee Kirk Cox forms Colonial Leadership Trust PAC

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker-designee Kirk Cox announced Tuesday the formation of the Colonial Leadership Trust PAC.

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Friends of Augusta endorses Tom Perriello for governor

Friends of Augusta, a local pipeline opposition group, is formally endorsing Tom Perriello for governor.


Virginia projects receive nearly $370,000 for agricultural research

The Virginia Agricultural Council has awarded $370,000 from the Virginia Agricultural Foundation Fund for agricultural research.

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McAuliffe completes tour of all 37 Virginia state parks

Governor Terry McAuliffe today completed his 37th state park visit, becoming the first sitting governor to tour Virginia’s complete system.

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Ken Plum: Sense of impending change in Virginia General Assembly

Nearly two hours of the reconvened session of the House of Delegates were taken up last week by speeches from retiring members.

McAuliffe announces launch of Smart City Infrastructure Actuator

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the launch of the Smart City Works Infrastructure Actuator.


First vegetables of spring sprouting everywhere

Fresh asparagus is a sure sign farmers are working hard to get the prolific vegetable to market.

Results of agricultural labor survey could affect state’s farmers

Virginia farmers are urged to complete the Agricultural Labor Survey that the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service mailed this month.