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Former First Lady files appeal of corruption convictions

Former First Lady Maureen McDonnell is hopeful that recent appeals court decisions in the corruption case of her husband, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, won’t impact her own efforts to get her charges overturned.


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Governor McAuliffe announces $200,000 in Building Collaborative Communities Funding

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday announced $200,000 in funding for five collaborative efforts in Virginia through the Building Collaborative Communities (BCC) program.


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Two years for Bob McDonnell in federal corruption case

A federal judge has sentenced former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to two years in prison on his convictions in a corruption case, a stunning downfall for a once-rising star in the Republican Party.


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Governor McAuliffe announces USDA funding for two programs connecting Virginia schools, farmers

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Monday announced that Virginia was selected for two USDA awards that will help connect Virginia agricultural producers with school systems statewide.


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Governor and Mrs. McAuliffe to light Capitol Tree, open mansion to the public

Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy S. McAuliffe will light Virginia’s Capitol Tree on the South Portico of the historic State Capitol in a public ceremony on Friday, December 5.


MBC president heads to White House to support minority women in science

As one of the college presidents attending today’s White House College Opportunity Day of Action, Pamela Fox is putting Mary Baldwin College on the national stage with a commitment to support minority women in STEM fields.


Mary Baldwin College President Pamela Fox to attend White House summit

On Thursday, Dec. 4, Mary Baldwin College President Pamela Fox will join President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden at the White House College Opportunity Summit.


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Governor McAuliffe accepts tax tribute from Virginia Indian tribes

Governor McAuliffe welcomed Assistant Chief Mark Custalow of the Mattaponi Tribe, Chief Kevin Brown of the Pamunkey Tribe, and other tribal members to the Patrick Henry Building to observe the 337th tax tribute ceremony.


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McAuliffe executive order establishes Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide

Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order establishing the Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide, which will be chaired by First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe.


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November River City Radio Hour premieres Tales from Rose Hall

The November River City Radio Hour will premiere a new serial Tales from Rose Hall. The four-part serial traces the role a celebrated home played in Waynesboro’s participation in the Civil War.


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First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe unveils new ornament at the Executive Mansion

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, along with leaders of the Virginia Capitol Foundation, unveiled this year’s Official Capitol Square Ornament at the Executive Mansion.


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First Lady helps Virginians stay warm this winter

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe is leading efforts this fall to make sure there is help available for low-income Virginians who have difficulty paying their heating bills.


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Gov. McAuliffe, Body by Jake team up on school fitness program

Fitness took center stage Friday as Governor Terry McAuliffe, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, Jake Steinfeld of Body by Jake and students from Hungtington Middle School cut the ribbon on their brand new state-of-the-art Live Positively Fitness Center.


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Virginia receives nearly $1.2 million in funding to strengthen local food economies

Virginia received funding from three participating programs aimed at strengthening organic local and regional food systems through projects that recruit and train farmers, expand economic opportunities, and increase access to healthy foods.


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GOP partisans: McDonnell is not guilty, or they’re all guilty

Conservative waterboy Bart Hinkle has the Bob McDonnell appellate case all figured out: blame Obama. Or to take it to the extreme, indict Obama, because really, why not?


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McAuliffe announces increase in summer meals feeding sites for 2014

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the number of feeding sites for the national Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) increased from 1,539 in 2013 to 1,590 this year.


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McAuliffe announces 75 new jobs in the City of Richmond

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that Relay Foods will expand its Richmond fulfillment center to accommodate increased local demand for its products and to support the company’s entry into new markets.


McAuliffe celebrates new initiative to support state parks

Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe hosted a strategic planning session Tuesday in Richmond for the Partnership for Parks campaign founded by the Virginia Association for Parks and the Garden Club of Virginia.


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September River City Radio Hour has magic, country

The September River City Radio Hour regulars Boogie Kings and the First Lady of Comedy, Marsha Howard will be joined by John-Robert Rimel, a country-singer phenomenon, and the Amazing Man of Magic, Peter Monticup.


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Convicted: Why did the jury convict Bob McDonnell, Maureen McDonnell?

Attorneys for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, based their defense against federal corruption charges on the dysfunctional relationship between the former First Couple.


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Gov. Terry McAuliffe on the McDonnell corruption verdict

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement following the verdict in the public corruption case against former Governor Bob McDonnell and former First Lady Maureen McDonnell.


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McAuliffe announces creation of Virginia Oyster Trail

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the creation of the Virginia Oyster Trail, a major tourism development project connecting travelers to Virginia oyster purveyors, raw bars and restaurants, and the watermen culture throughout Coastal Virginia, the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and Virginia’s Eastern Shore.


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Bob McDonnell trial: Yeah, he’s done

It’s a stretch to imagine the jury actually returning guilty verdicts against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on corruption charges involving loans and gifts that the McDonnells solicited from a Virginia businessman who has admitted that he saw his efforts to aid the First Couple as a way to boost his business fortunes.


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McAuliffe announces creation of Children’s Cabinet and the Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success

Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed an Executive Order creating a cabinet solely dedicated to the education, health, safety, and welfare of Virginia’s children and youth.


Comcast offers up to six months of complimentary Internet service, amnesty program for low-income families

Comcast announced on Tuesday it will include up to six months of complimentary service for any new family that has not yet applied for Internet Essentials.


First Lady, broadcasters launch Feeding Virginia

This week, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and the Virginia Association of Broadcasters launched Feeding Virginia, a year-long campaign against hunger.


Grand Gala Finale at WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway will celebrate the end of its three years with an extravagant evening of performances by some of the Gateway patrons’ favorites.


First Lady, USDA kick off summer meals program

A cafeteria full of students, parents and educators welcomed Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and other officials to Coleman Place Elementary School today to officially kick off the start of the Summer Food Service Program in Virginia.


Mason Neck State Park named one of America’s Favorite Parks

Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe joined Virginia park-goers to celebrate Mason Neck State Park’s designation as one of America’s Favorite Parks as part of the Coca-Cola Company’s America Is Your Park campaign.


Sen. Tim Kaine: I’m backing Hillary Clinton for president

Speaking at the South Carolina Women’s Democratic Council breakfast today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) joined the Ready for Hillary effort, encouraging Hillary to run for president and pledging his support for her candidacy should she decide to do so.


Ukulele/bass duo featured at April River City Radio Hour

The Friday, April 18th River City Radio Hour will mark the first appearance of Frets & Fingers on the Radio Hour and another chapter of Basic City Boys.


Governor to open executive mansion in celebration of Virginia Historic Garden Week

Gov. Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe today announced that the Virginia’s Executive Mansion and its gardens will be open to visitors on Tuesday, April 29 in celebration of Virginia Historic Garden Week.


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Virginia releases plan for outdoor recreation, land conservation

Today Gov. Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe announced that the Virginia Outdoors Plan, Virginia’s official guide for the planning of public outdoor recreation and land conservation has been revised and is now available online.


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Program to fund new fight against childhood obesity

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, and Jake Steinfeld, Chair of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils announced today their collaboration to combat childhood obesity in Virginia.


Virginia’s Finest marks 25 years

Gov. Terry McAuliffe today announced that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the Virginia’s Finest® program. Developed in 1989 by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), the program identifies, differentiates and promotes top-quality agriculture and specialty food and beverage products.


McAuliffe nominates Anne Holton as Secretary of Education

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe announced at a press conference on Friday the nomination of Former First Lady Anne Holton to be his Secretary of Education.


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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.


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Virginia Adopts: Campaign for 1,000 achieves goal

The “Virginia Adopts: Campaign for 1,000” effort has met its goal. Gov. Bob McDonnell announced last week that in calendar year 2013, 1,008 children from Virginia’s foster care system have been adopted or matched with a family who is going through the process of adopting.


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Mark Herring announces attorney general transition team

Mark Herring, now calling himself attorney general-elect, is beginning the process of governing by announcing his transition committee co-chairs as well as his transition director.


First Lady Michelle Obama stars in new McAuliffe radio ad

Campaigning today with one president, Bill Clinton, Terry McAuliffe will be campaigning with another, Barack Obama, this weekend, and in the meantime, the McAuliffe campaign has Michelle Obama in a starring role in a new radio spot.