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mark herring

Virginia becomes first state to file brief in support of Chesapeake Bay restoration

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced that he has filed an amicus brief to protect Virginia’s efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay and to defend the right of Virginia and other Bay states to work together to protect and restore the Bay.


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ACLU applauds governor’s veto of school prayer bill

Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have compelled schools to sponsor student prayer at official school events where students (and other members of the school community) are a captive audience, such as graduations, assemblies, and sporting events.


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Emeritus at Staunton continues its fight against poor nutrition for seniors

For the second year in row, Emeritus at Staunton is seeking to help combat senior malnutrition by joining in Emeritus’ nationwide effort to deliver more than 10,000 meals to seniors across America in the next 60 days in honor of National Food Month.


Report: Energy efficiency is America’s cheapest energy resource

According to a new report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), energy efficiency is the cheapest method of providing Americans with electricity.


virginia general assembly

ACLU: Gov. McAuliffe further entrenches discrimination into Virginia law

Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed Senate Bill 330 into law on Thursday to license genetic counselors that includes a so-called “conscience clause” that will allow these state-licensed healthcare professionals to refuse service to patients based on the counselors’ “deeply held moral or religious beliefs.”


mark warner

Data Transparency Summit to feature key legislators, executive branch oficials

Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Rob Portman (R-OH) will join with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and key executive branch leaders to present a vision for delivering transparency in federal spending data at the first-ever “Data Transparency Summit” on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Union Market in Washington, D.C.


Chris Saxman chosen to head up Va FREE business advocacy group

Virginia Foundation for Research and Economic Education (VA FREE) announced today that it has chosen Chris Saxman as the organization’s next executive director.


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ACLU applauds Gov. McAuliffe for taking action on regulations limiting the use of restraints on pregnant prisoners

The ACLU of Virginia joins a diverse coalition of faith-based organizations, women’s rights advocates, and prison reform groups in applauding Governor McAuliffe’s final approval of regulations limiting the use of restraints on pregnant women in local and regional jails.


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ACLU asks Gov. Terry McAuliffe to protect bills that might threaten religious freedom

The ACLU of Virginia has sent letters urging Gov. Terry McAuliffe to veto Senate Bill 236, Senate Bill 330, and Senate Bill 555. Senate Bill 236 and Senate Bill 555 will allow the government to promote one religion over another, and Senate Bill 330 will license the use of religion to discriminate.


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ACLU urges veto of Senate Bill 855 regarding National Guard chaplains, prayer

The ACLU of Virginia has sent a letter urging Gov. Terry McAuliffe to veto Senate Bill 555. The bill severely undermines the religious freedom of rank and file National Guard members by permitting military chaplains, acting as government agents, to push their personal religious beliefs during official National Guard events.


ACC reaches deal with Charlotte to host football title game through 2019

The Atlantic Coast Conference and the Charlotte Sports Foundation have reached an agreement which will keep the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game in Charlotte through the end of this decade, ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced Monday.


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Sen. Mark Warner announces new state director, deputy state director

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) announced Tuesday that Ann Edwards Rust will serve as his State Director and Lou Arnatt Kadiri will serve as his Deputy State Director.


Virginia Organizing hosts media conferences to support Medicaid expansion

Virginia Organizing, a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization, held nine media conferences across the Commonwealth on Friday to support Medicaid expansion in Virginia.


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Virginia same-sex marriage case given class action status

A federal district court in Virginia on Friday certified as a class action a lawsuit challenging the Commonwealth’s ban on same-sex marriage, extending the scope of those represented in the lawsuit to all same-sex couples in the Commonwealth.


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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.


bob mcdonnell

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.