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Friday, Aug. 14 – Local News: RMH employees pass gift goal Thursday, Aug. 13 – Local News: Staunton City Council meeting tonight – State News: Good economic news in Martinsville Wednesday, Aug. 12 – Local News: Augusta County Board of Supervisors meeting agenda Tuesday, Aug. 11 – State News: Jail agrees to change policies regarding…

Local career and tech ed programs honored

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Gov. Timothy M. Kaine joined the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Tuesday afternoon to announce the winners of the Governor’s CTE Exemplary Standards Awards. The awards recognize business and industry representatives for their work promoting career and technical education (CTE) and highlight the efforts of educators in providing exceptional instruction and positive outcomes for students.

State funds focus on disability employment

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Gov. Timothy M. Kaine announced last week that the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) awarded $500,000 in federal funding to 12 Employment Services Organizations (ESOs) with projects designed to increase employment for Virginians with disabilities. The funds were made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a portion of which serves as…

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Friday, Aug. 7 – State News: New online resources for teachers Thursday, Aug. 6 – Local News: 40th anniversary of Camille disaster this month – Elections ’09: Wagner releases statement on Bolling’s absence from revenue meeting Wednesday, Aug. 5 – Local News: Harrisonburg traffic alert – State News: ACLU of Virginia weighs in on sectarian…

Updates from The Hill

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Wednesday, July 29 – Perriello joins Dairy Farmers Caucus – HUD grants approved for affordable rental housing in Virginia Tuesday, July 28 – Warner hosts broadband summit – Perriello bill to extend medical benefits to people who care for disabled vets passes Monday, July 27 – Perriello discuss progress on legislation to protect D-Day Memorial

$14M in grants to Virginia local service providers includes local monies

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Gov. Timothy M. Kaine on Friday announced the award of more than $14 million in grants to Virginia’s homeless services providers, including more than $340,000 in grants to local providers of services to the homeless. The grants, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and funded through a combination of state and…

CNBC: Virginia ‘Top State for Business’ again

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Gov. Timothy M. Kaine today announced that for the second time during his administration, CNBC has named Virginia its “Top State for Business”. This best-in-the-nation ranking was based on a wide range of factors, from workforce quality to broadband infrastructure, and reaffirms that “Virginia has what it takes to emerge from an economy turned upside…