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School year-round? Virginia Democrats unveil proposal for 12-month programs

At a press conference today, Democratic Senator Donald McEachin (D-Henrico,)Senator Henry L. Marsh (D-Richmond) and Delegate Rosalyn Dance (D-Petersburg) unveiled amendments to the Virginia budget that would fund grants for year-round schooling programs.


Wilson Fairchild at WTA’s Gateway in Waynesboro

Since the Gateway opened in 2011, there has been intense lobbying to bring the country duo Wilson Fairchild to the venue. This fall, Clair Myers, WTA’s Executive Director was finally able to get the job done.


ACLU committed to finding the solutions to reform mental health system

The ACLU of Virginia released on Monday principles addressing mental health reform legislation. The principles are intended to guide legislators in balancing the need for reform with the civil rights of all Virginians.


McAuliffe announces two appointments to ABC Board

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Wednesday the appointments of Boyd Marcus and Jeffrey Painter to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and the reappointment of 17 agency heads across his administration.


Swinging time at WTA’s Gateway

The ACME Swing Mfg. Co, an ecstatically fun band, will return to WTA’s Gateway with its unique version of hot swing on Saturday, Jan. 18. Noted for their “jazz music that you can dance to!”


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ACLU of Virginia applauds federal school discipline guidance

The ACLU of Virginia applauds federal guidance released yesterday by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to assist schools in administering discipline in a nondiscriminatory way and to provide alternatives to overly punitive school discipline practices.


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Info on 2014 Virginia inauguration

The inauguration of Virginia’s 72nd governor, Terry McAuliffe, is Saturday. Find out all you need to know about traveling to Richmond for Saturday’s events events here.


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McDonnell announces launch of the Commonwealth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Measurement System

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Tuesday the launch of the Commonwealth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Measurement System (IEMS), a web-based portal to track the performance of Virginia’s innovation economy.


Ken Plum: Broken promises on mental health reform

Last month the disAbility Law Center (dLCV) issued a report on the condition of mental health services in Virginia. It is an eye-opening report: Broken Promises, the Failure of Mental Health Services in Virginia.


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McAuliffe announces administration appointments

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his administration today, including the appointment of Carlos Hopkins as Counsel to the Governor and additional appointments to the Governor’s Office and Cabinet. The appointees will join McAuliffe’s administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will grow Virginia’s economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.


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McDonnell announces task force on mental health services

Gov. Bob McDonnell today announced the membership for the newly-created Task Force on Improving Mental Health Services and Crisis Response. The membership includes leaders in the mental health field, law enforcement communities, the judicial system, private hospitals, and individuals receiving mental health services and their families.


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Terry McAuliffe Inaugural Committee announces ceremony participants

The Terry McAuliffe Inaugural Committee announced the participants taking part in the inaugural ceremony of Gov.-Elect Terry McAuliffe. “We’re excited about the impressive and diverse group of individuals who are participating in the inaugural ceremony,” said Executive Director Brynne Craig.


McAuliffe announces finance co-chairs and senior staff for Inaugural Committee

Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe announced his finance co-chairs and senior staff for the Terry McAuliffe Inaugural Committee. “This great team will help me build an inauguration that brings Virginians together from all corners of the Commonwealth and sets the tone for an administration focused on finding common ground around solutions that work for Virginia families,” McAuliffe said.


Gov.-Elect Terry McAuliffe announces transition team

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe announced his “Common Ground for Virginia” transition committee on Thursday, a bipartisan group of Virginians from all regions of the Commonwealth who will work with McAuliffe over the next two months to build the foundation for a successful administration.


History of medicine in Waynesboro subject of Gateway Theatre lecture

Dr. Stephen Howlett will present his research on the history of medicine in Waynesboro at WTA’s Gateway on Thursday, November 21 at 7 pm. Dr. Howlett will trace the changes that have come to medicine in general and specifically to Waynesboro.


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ACLU of Virginia Election Day hotline to help voters with problems at polls

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia will offer an election hotline to answer questions from voters who encounter problems at the polls on Election Day. Most problems at the polls arise from a combination of voters not knowing their rights and poll workers not being sufficiently informed about election law.


Blues headliner Tom Principato to appear at WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway is stacking up blues headliners from across the USA. In September, it was Will Kimbrough,and in November it will be Tom Principato.


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Democrats bring attention to Obenshain attack ad

Republican attorney general nominee Mark Obenshain’s latest TV ad claims there are erroneous attacks against him, but Democrats say the real truth is Mark Obenshain hasn’t been honest about his record.


McDonnell announces appointments to Opportunity Educational Institution board

Gov. Bob McDonnell today announced his appointments to the Opportunity Educational Institution Board. The board will begin immediately to oversee the OEI.