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Governor McAuliffe announces equal opportunity legislative agenda

Governor McAuliffe announced on Monday a series of legislative proposals aimed at ensuring that every Virginian has equal opportunity to succeed and contribute to the Commonwealth’s economic growth.


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ACLU urges governor to issue immediate conditional pardon to man with autism

Today, the ACLU of Virginia renewed its call that the Governor take executive action to ensure that Reginald “Neli” Latson, an autistic man who has been in solitary confinement in state prison for more than a year, is moved as quickly as possible to a treatment facility in Florida.


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ACLU urges governor to help man with autism escape improper treatment in prison, jail

Today, the ACLU of Virginia sent a letter to Governor Terry McAuliffe asking him to review the case of Reginald “Neli” Latson, a young man with intellectual and developmental disabilities who has been held in solitary confinement in a state correctional facility for almost a year.


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Attorney General Mark Herring on Rolling Stone UVA article

Attorney General Mark Herring commented on today’s news regarding the Rolling Stone article on sexual assault at the University of Virginia.


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Robert Hurt votes to prevent executive overreach on immigration

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5759, the Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act.


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UVA President Teresa Sullivan meets with students regarding sexual assault

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan met with students today about sexual assault issues and the University’s path forward.


David Swanson: There goes Virginia’s climate

A snowstorm is the ideal time to write about climate disruption, as it allows us to immediately set-aside the cartoonish claim that if any spot on earth isn’t warmer than it was yesterday then all is well. The following things we know:


Frank Clemente: Black Friday Blues

Shoppers will be lining up at the crack of dawn on Black Friday for spectacular deals. What they don’t know is that the best bargains have already been taken – not by other shoppers, but by some of America’s largest corporations.


Bob Goodlatte: Unconstitutional actions must be stopped

I will work with my colleagues in both the House and the Senate to stop the President’s unconstitutional actions from being implemented.


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Roundup of Republican responses to Obama immigration policy

Republican leaders are doing their best to sell the notion that President Obama has usurped the Constitution in his move to issue an executive order on immigration policy granting legal status to nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants.


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Sierra Club publishes 2014 Climate and Energy Virginia General Assembly Scorecard

For the first time, the Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club has published a Virginia General Assembly Climate and Energy Scorecard.


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Goodlatte: New Obama immigration policy is akin to border surge

A new Obama administration policy allowing lawful permanent residents to apply for in-country refugee processing amounts to a “government-sanctioned border surge,” in the words of Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte.


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Tools of the Trade: What Washington needs to do to lead well

My dad loved his toolbox. And maybe just as much as he loved his toolbox, he enjoyed getting new tools. One thing I realized as a young boy, however, is that no matter how many new tools he got, he always went back to his old faithfuls.


Jim Webb for president: Who woulda thunk it?

The last place that Jim Webb seemed to want to be was there. There, this particular afternoon, was Court Square Theater, toward the end of his 2006 Senate race.


Staunton non-profit website launches a new way to give

“Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe.” This statement is the hallmark of the newly launched non-profit website and charitable service, Giv2Giv.org.


State Corporation Commission warns against Ebola scams

Following the outbreak of Ebola in western Africa and its appearance in North America, the State Corporation Commission cautions investors to beware of investment schemes related to the disease.


W&L professors receive $100K grant from research obesity, infertility link

Three biology professors at Washington and Lee University have won a $100,000 grant to investigate the link between obesity and infertility in women.


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Randy Forbes calls for renewed push to avert defense sequestration

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) announced today a renewed push to pass H.R. 733 and remove the Department of Defense from sequestration cuts.


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Robert Hurt: We need to restore common sense to Washington

As I travel around Virginia’s Fifth District, I constantly hear from constituents who are astounded and upset by the manner in which the federal government operates at times.


Sens. Warner, Kaine urge federal Ebola coordinator to synchronize state, local response plans

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine called on the federal Ebola response coordinator to act quickly to synchronize local, state and federal efforts to respond to the Ebola emergency.