Politics

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Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: April 30-May 4

Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.


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Feedback can help shape farm-to-school markets

The Virginia Department of Education has received a grant to further develop the Virginia Farm to School Program to increase the number of farmers providing food for school lunches.


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Virginia DMV extending credentials that expire between April 26-30

At the direction of Governor Ralph Northam, the Virginia DMV extended the validity of Virginia credentials that expire between April 26-30, 2018 through May 4, 2018.


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Staunton District Traffic Alert: April 30-May 4

The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton District during the coming weeks. The Staunton District consists of 11 counties from the Alleghany Highlands to the northern Shenandoah Valley.


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Culpeper District Traffic Alerts: April 30-May 4

The following highway work is scheduled, weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week. Traffic movements may be restricted and speed limits reduced in work zones.


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Commonwealth Transportation Board invites public views on roads projects

The Commonwealth Transportation Board will be hosting meetings across the commonwealth and is inviting the public to share feedback on transportation projects that have been recommended for funding.


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Morgan Griffith: What a difference a year makes

I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t want clean air and clean water. Protecting our environment is something we all desire. But there are grand ideas about refashioning (but damaging) our economy that offer theoretical benefits we may never see.


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Sen. Mark Obenshain statement on human trafficking conviction

Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Rockingham) released the following statement in response to the Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s announcement on Friday regarding its prosecution and conviction of a human trafficking case. 


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Ken Plum: Recognizing the natives of Virginia

The Commonwealth of Virginia made a significant step last week in setting the record straight on the settlement of the land area now known as Virginia by dedicating a memorial to the earliest Virginians on the grounds of the State Capitol in Richmond.


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Northam urges Virginians to practice proper disposal of unused, expired prescription drugs

Governor Ralph Northam today called on Virginians to properly dispose of their unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medications.


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Southern Environmental Law Center on Trump administration offshore drilling safety rollback

The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following initial statement after the Trump Administration announced plans to roll back offshore drilling safety regulations put in place following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


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House Select Committee on School Safety holds first meeting

Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, Chairman of the House Education Committee, participated in today’s inaugural meeting of the House Select Committee on School Safety and was appointed Chairman of the Subcommittee on Student Behavior and Intervention.


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Kaine, Manchin, Capito introduce legislation to care for children impacted by opioid abuse

Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the Handle with Care Act to connect children who experience traumatic events to school resources that are designed to provide the child with trauma-informed care.


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VDOT identifies development teams shortlisted for Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion

Three private-sector teams will be invited to submit technical proposals and prices to design and construct the Interstate 64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion.


business

Boycott this! I could use the publicity

If you don’t like something that somebody has said, has done, has endorsed, whatever, what you do is you organize a boycott, or threaten one, and then, voila, the world is back on its axis.


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Sen. Warner on the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement on the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next Secretary of State.


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Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

In 2016, Ohio corn and soybean farmer Roger Winemiller lost two of his three children to drugs.  Roger is not alone. Last year, over 64,000 Americans died from a drug overdose.


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Northam opens first Virginia Career Works Center in Roanoke

Governor Ralph Northam attended the grand opening of the inaugural Virginia Career Works center, located in the City of Roanoke, on Tuesday.


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Brown calls for fairness, transparency at Sixth District Republican convention

Jennifer M. Brown offered a statement in regards to the joint statement sent out by several Sixth District Republican congressional candidates on Tuesday.


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Michelle Bachmann endorses Cynthia Dunbar for Sixth District Republican nomination

Former Congresswoman and 2012 presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann has announced her endorsement of Cynthia Dunbar for the Sixth District Republican congressional nomination.


environment

Repercussions, good and bad, of scrapping the Iran deal

In May, President Trump will decide whether to rescind the nuclear deal with Iran, a prospect made more probable by the announcement of Ambassador John Bolton as National Security Advisor.


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Northam initiative will use new tools to ID, protect lands with highest conservation value

Governor Ralph Northam today announced a new land conservation strategy that will focus resources on preserving lands with the highest conservation value for the Commonwealth.


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Senators propose bill to rename Department of Agriculture

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced bipartisan legislation that would rename the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.


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Will infighting among Sixth District Republicans have an impact on November?

Sixth District Republicans are at odds with each other over how they’re going to nominate a candidate to run for Congress in November. Question of the day: will the discord have any impact on the GOP’s stranglehold on the Sixth District seat?


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Kaine joins in introducing bill to expand teacher training to prepare students for technical jobs

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Co-Chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, along with U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), introduced the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act.