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Virginia taxpayers start filing individual income tax returns

Virginia taxpayers can start filing both state and federal individual income tax returns beginning Jan. 24.

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Virginia tribes to get $2M in federal funding to address COVID

The Chickahominy Eastern Division and Nansemond Indian Nation will received $2,008,250 in federal funding to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Atlantic Union Bank names Maria P. Tedesco chief operating officer

Atlantic Union Bank has announced that Maria Tedesco will assume the new role of chief operating officer, effective immediately. Tedesco will also continue to serve in her current role as president.

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Virginia Beach man sentenced for life insurance fraud scheme

A Virginia Beach man has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for defrauding life insurance companies.

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech nurtures STEM potential in the Mississippi Delta

ASP in the Mississippi Delta, an afterschool robotics program now in its seventh year, encourages Black high school students to consider STEM careers.

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UVA epilepsy research boosts case for new gene therapy

Research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests how a newly developed gene therapy can treat Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, and potentially prolong survival for people with the condition.

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AAA: Despite less demand, consumers find higher gas prices

Gas prices rose a penny last week, driven primarily by the cost of crude oil, which has vaulted above $80 a barrel.

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Kaine issues statement on Senate debate on voting rights bill

Senate Democrats are using current Senate procedure to begin debate on voting rights legislation, a symbolic act that we know isn’t going to work, because of the sacred filibuster.

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New law banning cosmetic animal testing takes effect in Virginia

A new law banning cosmetic animal testing in Virginia took effect Jan. 1.

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DMV makes highways safer with new commercial vehicle tire technology

Using innovative in-road sensors, the Virginia DMV removed 13,000 unsafe tires from commercial vehicles traveling on Interstate 81 in just one year.

Virginia Department of Corrections

VADOC awarded family visitation, reentry training, substance abuse grants

The Virginia Department of Corrections has recently been awarded $1,076,623 in grant funds from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Virginia hospitals provide 115K jobs, $45B in economic impact

The 2022 Annual Report on Community Benefit details how Virginia hospitals and health systems provided $3.1 billion in community support to the Commonwealth in 2020.

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Virginia announces $11M available in Land and Water Conservation Fund grants

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will hold an open grant round for $11 million in federal Land and Water Conservation Fund State and Local Assistance grants from Feb.1 – March 15.

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Investors need to consider risks before conducting transactions that rely on DeFi

Decentralized Finance, DeFi, a relatively new blockchain-based set of financial services, may come with risks that are not readily apparent to investors.

gas prices

Gas prices tick slightly upward: What’s in the future?

Virginia gas prices have risen one cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.15/gallon today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4,081 stations in Virginia.

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DMV awards contract to operate Virginia’s mileage-based user fee program

The Virginia DMV has awarded a contract to operate Virginia’s mileage-based user fee program.

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

VDEM announces Shawn Talmadge as new state coordinator

Gov. Glenn Youngkin has selected Shawn Talmadge to serve as the new state coordinator at the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

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Virginia to receive $536.8 million for bridge repair work

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine this week announced the largest-ever federal investment in Virginia’s bridges.

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Mental health stigma beginning to decrease among rural residents

Farmers and rural residents are starting to feel more comfortable opening up about their mental health struggles and seeking help for them.

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Virginia young farmers earn national Farm Bureau honors

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers were counted among the brightest agriculturalists in the nation.

covid-19 economy

Hampton couple pleads guilty to $5.1M pandemic loan fraud

A couple who formerly resided in Hampton pleaded guilty this week to submitting fraudulent disaster-related loan applications in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Warner joins colleagues in introducing bill to defend Ukraine sovereignty

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner joined Senate Democratic colleagues in introducing a bill to impose steep costs in the event of a Kremlin invasion of Ukraine.

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Poll: Close election reveals divided priorities among Virginians

A new statewide Commonwealth Poll finds that 30 percent of Virginians viewed the economy as the most important issue behind their vote in the statewide November election.