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Two new polls have McAuliffe up in governor’s race

state-capitol2Two new polls out Friday have Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Libertarian Robert Sarvis in the Virginia governor’s race.

A University of Mary Washington poll has McAuliffe at 42 percent, with Cuccinelli at 35 percent and Sarvis at 10 percent. A Hampton University poll has McAuliffe at 42 percent, Cuccinelli at 37 percent and Sarvis at 8 percent.

The UMW poll has Democratic Party lieutenant governor nominee Ralph Northam leading Republican nominee E.W. Jackson by a 39 percent-35 percent margin, while the Hampton U. poll has Jackson with a narrow 39 percent-to-38 percent lead.

Republican Mark Obenshain has the lead in the attorney general race in both polls over Democrat Mark Herring – 42 percent to 36 percent in the Mary Washington poll, and 41 percent to 37 percent in the HU poll.

 
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New firearms laws go into effect in Virginia July 1

Two new laws that impact Virginia concealed handgun permit holders and those engaging in private firearms transactions at gun shows go into effect July 1.

Podcast: Tim Kaine for veep?

AFP editor Chris Graham discusses the talk about U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine being on the veep short list for presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Augusta County Library partnership wins national award

Augusta County Library received a 2016 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for its Read & Feed program.

Parking fines in Staunton go up effective July 1

Effective July 1, fines for violations of certain parking restrictions will increase in the City of Staunton.

Warner, Kaine call on Senate leaders to support gun safety research

Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined in a letter urging Senate leadership to block measures that undermine gun safety research.

Update: 11-year-old critical bike crashes into car in Waynesboro

Update: Thursday, 10 a.m. The victim’s condition has been upgraded to stable according medical personnel at UVA Medical Center Intensive Care Unit.

Auditions announced for first Wayne Theatre musical: The Secret Garden

The Wayne Theatre has announced auditions for The Secret Garden Aug. 20-21, from 1-6 p.m. at the theatre.

Supreme Court strikes down restrictive Texas abortion law

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a 2013 Texas law that had put rigid restrictions on abortion clinics.

Supreme Court overturns Bob McDonnell corruption convictions

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned the convictions of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on corruption charges, ruling that prosecutors had too broadly defined the scope of the case.

You Don’t Stand Alone: Video series highlights substance abuse prevention message

Greater Augusta Prevention Partners has a message to those dealing with substance abuse problems: you don’t stand alone.

 
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