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Mark Obenshain: Attorney General Mark Herring goes after voter ID

When Mark Herring and I faced off in last year’s election, one of his common refrains was that he would “take the politics out of the AG’s office.” And who could object to that?


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New voter requirements in place in Virginia

A new Virginia law, effective July 1, 2014, requires voters to present acceptable photo identification to vote in-person for the November election.


Report: Continued drop in recidivism rate in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Friday that Virginia’s re-incarceration rate has dropped to 22.8 percent, the state’s lowest rate on record.


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Drive to Save Lives yields nearly 700 summonses, arrests

From Charlottesville to North Carolina, state troopers, police officers and sheriff’s deputies joined forces as part of the nationwide Drive to Save Lives ongoing traffic safety campaign.


Personnel transition at Virginia ABC

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Rick Holcomb, the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, will become acting Chief Operating Officer at the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).


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Virginia State Police target dangerous drivers on local highways

From Charlottesville to North Carolina, state troopers, police officers and sheriff’s deputies will be stepping up enforcement as part of the nationwide Drive to Save Lives ongoing traffic safety campaign.


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Are female motorcycle drivers safer?

The number of female motorcycle riders in the nation and in Virginia has soured in the past decade while crash fatalities, at least in Virginia, are thankfully going the other way. Could it be that lady riders are safer?


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Cinco de Mayo safety tips

Even if you can recognize only the cognates across the languages, you already know Cinco de Mayo is fun in any language, especially if you take precautions to avoid the hazards of drinking and driving.


Waynesboro Police announce fifth Sureno 13 arrest

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a fifth individual who is associated with Sureno 13. Solomon Zavala Perez, 35, of Waynesboro, has been an ongoing target of the Police Department stemming from the Sureno 13 investigation.


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Gov. McAuliffe announces launch of DMV/VDH vital records partnership

Gov. Terry McAuliffe today announced the successful launch of the partnership of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Department of Health Division of Vital Records to provide increased access to Virginia birth certificates.


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AAA: More than one-third of traffic deaths on St. Patrick’s Day are alcohol-related

St. Patrick’s Day is well known as a day to celebrate by eating and drinking with friends and family. However AAA Mid-Atlantic warns it is also one of the deadliest days on the roadways as 34 percent of motor vehicle fatalities on this day were connected to drunk driving, according to 2011 data provided by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


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Number of convicted drunk drivers forced to use interlock devices increases

Across Virginia, the number of convicted drunk drivers – including first time offenders – duly ordered to install ignition interlock devices (IIDs) in their vehicles has increased exponentially since the Commonwealth enacted tougher drunk driving penalties a year and a half ago.


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Surviving the holidays: Think before you drink

The holidays are upon us and so are busy roadways full of holiday travelers headed out to celebrate with family, friends and loved ones. More than 2.7 million Virginia residents are embarking on their Christmastime road trips and AAA Mid-Atlantic is urging motorists to exercise extreme caution on the highway during the entire holiday travel period.


McDonnell announces milestone in prisoner re-entry support program

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced on Monday a milestone in a partnership between the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Virginia Department of Corrections (DOC) that supports the administration’s ongoing work to improve the prisoner re-entry system in the Commonwealth.


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Recruitment Begins for Highland Van Driver

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides van transportation for individuals 60 years and older through a “Senior Transportation Program” to destinations in Highland and surrounding counties; Completes paperwork and van maintenance checks.


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Voter registration deadline approaching next week

The deadline to apply to register to vote in Virginia for the Nov. 5 election is this coming Tuesday, Oct. 15.


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Accident reports now available through DMV

Effective July 1, 2013, all requests for an FR300P Accident Report must be made to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). State law was amended by the Virginia General Assembly during the 2013 session to declare DMV as the sole source for distribution of FR300P Accident Reports completed by state law enforcement agencies in Virginia.


ACLU asks DMV if it will confirm IDs for DREAMers

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia announced today that it has written to the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, Richard Holcomb, asking him to confirm that young people granted “deferred action” status by Immigration Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security will be eligible for Virginia driver’s licenses and IDs