Politics

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Blue Ridge Parkway seeks public comment on bridge repairs

The National Park Service, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, is initiating an Environmental Assessment that will evaluate impacts associated with two NPS/FHWA bridge improvement projects on the Blue Ridge Parkway.


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Congressman McEachin announces two grants for Virginia Department of Health

Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) announced that the Center for Disease Control awarded two grants to the Virginia Department of Health.


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Northam signs executive order establishing task force on worker misclassification, payroll fraud

Governor Ralph Northam signed an Executive Order establishing an interagency task force on worker misclassification and payroll fraud.


steve landes

Landes tours Fort Pickett, Langley Air Force Base

Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, Vice Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, toured Fort Pickett, an installation of Virginia’s National Guard, and Langley Air Force Base, home of the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Fighter Wing.


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Tim Kaine statement on anniversary of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement to mark this weekend’s one-year anniversary of the violent white supremacist marches in Charlottesville.


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Sen. Warner on one-year anniversary of deadly Charlottesville rally

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) issued the following statement to mark the one-year anniversary of the deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va. on August 11-12, 2017 that claimed the lives of Heather Heyer, Lt. Jay Cullen, and Trooper-Pilot Berke Bates.


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FERC orders construction to stop on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has ordered construction halted on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline following a ruling from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals throwing out developers’ National Park Service permit.


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Charlottesville activists respond to Unite the Right 2 rally

On Sunday, the organizers of last year’s deadly white supremacist attack on Charlottesville will attempt a rally in Washington, D.C.’s, Lafayette Park, directly across the street from the White House.


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David Swanson: Charlottesville still has statues, still won’t ban guns

Charlottesville FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY saying they’ll ban sticks and other potential weapons, just as if this were a nonviolent leftist rally for peace or justice is the right move.


Mark Warner, Tim Kaine on continuing resolution

One year after Charlottesville: Warner, Kaine press DOJ for updates on combating racial hate

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) are pressing for answers on how the Administration is implementing actions to address hate violence, following the deadly protests in Charlottesville in 2017.


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House Democrats call for changes in state law on anniversary of Charlottesville rally

Joint statement from House Democratic Leader David Toscano and Caucus Chair Charniele Herring on the one-year anniversary of the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.


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Letter: An evening with Democrats

So I had quite the interesting evening. I went to a picnic for Democrats. It was very telling. These weren’t the rabid socialists I’m so used to hearing about. They weren’t anti America or hated Christians.


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VCU poll: Police should have ability to restrict weapons at protests, other public demonstrations

Virginians favor giving law enforcement the ability to restrict weapons at public protests and other assemblies, according to a new VCU statewide poll.


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Alon Ben-Meir: The right of return — to where?

The nearly three months of demonstrations by Palestinians along the Israel-Gaza border under the banner of the “March of Return,” which turned violent and has remained as such as of this writing.


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Virginia soybean farmers hurt by Chinese trade tariffs

China is the No. 1 export destination for $691 million of Virginia’s agricultural exports, so China’s retaliation for recently imposed U.S. tariffs is hurting the state’s farmers.


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UVA Center for Politics poll: Majority believes race relations have worsened under Trump

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted in conjunction with the UVA Center for Politics finds that a majority of Americans surveyed believe that race relations in the United States have gotten at least somewhat worse since President Donald Trump’s election.


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Andy Schmookler: How far would Trump go if he could?

When I was growing up, we kids were admonished not to take for granted our blessings in living in a free society. This was in the wake of World War II, when a lot of people had made great sacrifices to defend our liberties against tyranny.


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Sierra Club: Gov. Northam’s electric vehicle initiative ‘a wise investment’

Today, Gov. Northam announced a partnership with EVgo Services to develop a statewide public electric vehicle charging network utilizing funds from the Volkswagen settlement.


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Northam announces selection of EVgo to develop public electric vehicle charging network

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has issued a Notice of Intent to Award a contract to EVgo Services to develop a statewide public electric vehicle charging network.


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Democratic social in Staunton on Aug. 14

The Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro Democratic Committees will enjoy a social gathering on Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 6-8 p.m. 


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Northam announces $180,000 in Community Business Launch Funding

Governor Ralph Northam today announced $180,000 in Community Business Launch (CBL) awards for five communities in Virginia.


steve landes

Landes files legislation to lower costs on prepaid 529 tuition contracts

Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, and Chairman of the House Education Committee, filed his first piece of legislation for the 2019 General Assembly session today.


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VCU Poll: Kaine leads U.S. Senate race by 23 points

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine holds a 23-point lead — 49 percent to 26 percent — over Republican Corey Stewart among likely voters in Virginia’s Senate race.


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Northam announces $2 million in grants for new youth training, employment initiative

Governor Ralph Northam today announced the launch of a $2 million initiative to attract young adults in Virginia to high-demand jobs through FastForward training programs at Virginia’s Community Colleges.


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Virginia State Police announces leadership changes

Colonel Gary T. Settle, Virginia State Police Superintendent, announced additional advancements involving department leadership.