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McAuliffe announces site for new veterans care center

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that a site in Virginia Beach has been selected for a planned 120-bed Hampton Roads veterans care center.


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Why Hampton Roads matters to national security: A primer

82,000. That’s the number of military personnel – from all military services – who call the Hampton Roads region home.


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Inspector general releases report on Hampton Roads jail death

The Office of the State Inspector General on Tuesday released its Investigation of Critical Incident at Hampton Roads Regional Jail report.


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Dominion Virginia Power, SunEnergy1 to install largest solar facility in Hampton Roads

Dominion Virginia Power is partnering with SunEnergy1 to install 91,803 solar panels at a new solar farm in Chesapeake.


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Warner, Kaine welcome Navy response on ship repair workloads

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that the Navy is providing additional predictability to the ship repair industry.


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Virginia Democrats launch TV ads in three State Senate races

Today, three Democratic Senate candidates launched TV ads in the Richmond, Washington and Hampton Roads media markets.


Governor McAuliffe kicks off construction for widening Interstate 64 on the Peninsula in Hampton Roads

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today construction has started on the first of three segments to widen Interstate 64. The first segment is a $122 million project that will add a lane and shoulder in each direction for 5.6 miles between Jefferson Avenue and Yorktown Road. About 100,000 vehicles travel this section every day.


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Governor McAuliffe announces bipartisan plan to fund two new veterans care centers

At a press conference today in Richmond, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a bipartisan compromise that will allow Virginia to proceed with the design and construction of two new centers in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads that will offer quality health care to veterans.


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Megaregion highlights year’s first Peninsula Executive Leadership Forum

The creation of a megaregion extending from Richmond to the Hampton Roads oceanfront would be an economic boon that would attract federal funding for infrastructure, create jobs and enhance connectivity to world markets.


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House Republican leaders discuss veterans care centers legislation

Rep. Randy Forbes (R-4th), Rep. Rob Wittman (R-1st), Majority Leader M. Kirkland Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Del. Rich Anderson (R-Manassas) and Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach) discussed the veterans care center legislation before the House.


Hampton Roads leader Gary McCollum announces candidacy for Seventh Senate District seat

Local business leader Gary McCollum announced today his intent to seek Virginia’s 7th District seat as a Democrat, citing his business experience and a commitment to investing in areas that will create greater economic opportunities for more Hampton Roads students, families, and residents.


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McAuliffe invests $500,000 in community college program to credential Virginians in high-demand sector

Seven of Virginia’s community colleges will receive direct incentives totaling $500,000 for student completion of credentials identified regionally as high-demand by business and industry.


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Tim Kaine statement on Senate Keystone pipeline vote

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Senate’s vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline Project.


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Tim Kaine speech on Senate floor on Keystone pipeline

Sen. Tim Kaine remarks on the Senate floor before the vote on a resolution related to the proposed Keystone pipeline.


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Department of Labor selects Virginia Workforce Investment Board for economic growth initiative

The Workforce Investment Board serving Hampton Roads has been selected by the Department of Labor to participate in a Technical Assistance Initiative.


Virginia Environmental Endowment awards $250K in environmental grants

The Virginia Environmental Endowment announced awards of nearly $250,000 to protect and improve the region’s natural resources and environment.


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Mark Herring Inaugural Committee closes out with donations to 11 charities

Attorney General Mark Herring announced donations today to 11 Virginia charities, closing out the funds donated to his inaugural committee in accordance with Virginia election law.


Ken Plum: Energy plan moves Virginia in the right direction

Governor Terry McAuliffe had two interesting supporters speak at his press conference on Virginia’s latest Energy Plan–the heads of the state Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.


Equality Virginia holds first transgender summit

Donna Price spoke last Saturday at Equality Virginia’s first ever Transgender Information and Empowerment Summit, held at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.


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McAuliffe announces 166 new jobs in the City of Suffolk

Friant and Associates, a manufacturer of custom office furniture, will invest $17.4 million to establish its first Virginia operation at the CenterPoint Intermodal Center in the City of Suffolk.


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Virginia moves to end veteran homelessness by end of 2015

On any given night, 617 veterans in Virginia are homeless based on the 2014 Point-In-Time Count, a survey of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons.


Virginians headed to NYC for largest climate event in history

Over 80 activists from Richmond and surrounding areas began their journey to the People’s Climate March taking place today in New York City. The march, which starts at 11:30 a.m., is being hailed as the largest climate march in history.


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Herring launches heroin, prescription drug abuse strategy

Attorney General Mark Herring today announced a series of initiatives to combat a recent rise in fatal overdoses of heroin and prescription opiates.


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McAuliffe announces improvements to Commonwealth hurricane preparedness

Governor Terry McAuliffe released a report Thursday outlining improvements to Virginia’s hurricane preparedness plan, including an adjustment to the evacuation decision-making timeline.


Virginia Tech football legend Bruce Smith endorses Mark Warner in new TV ad

Hampton Roads native, NFL Hall of Famer, and Virginia Tech legend Bruce Smith endorsed Senator Mark Warner today in a new television ad that will be broadcast during Virginia Tech’s game against Ohio State on Saturday.


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Public meetings scheduled to discuss charitable gaming in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs announced today it will hold several public meetings to identify and discuss possible amendments to the charitable gaming statute and the charitable gaming regulations.


Climate activists to launch road to the People’s Climate March

Multiple environmental groups have come together to host a Climate Action Weekend Workshop for statewide climate activist leaders on the weekend of August 23-24. Around 60 climate activists will be gathered at a local conference hotel center to talk strategy and launch the statewide effort to get Virginians up to the People’s Climate March in New […]


Sen. Mark Warner agrees to debates, forums, insists on including third-party candidate

Today the campaign of Sen. Mark Warner announced his acceptance of eight additional joint public forums with Republican nominee Ed Gillespie, including two televised debates, to discuss the issues most important to Virginians.


State Fair of Virginia to feature Parmalee, The Original Drifters, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, more

The State Fair of Virginia’s concert lineup for 2014 will include hit country band Parmalee, long-lasting doo-wop and R&B/soul vocal group The Original Drifters and ‘80s blues rockers The Fabulous Thunderbirds.


Warner for Virginia launches Veterans and Military Families for Warner

Warner for Virginia today announced the launch of Veterans and Military Families for Warner, a group of military men, women and families who support Senator Mark Warner for re-election because of his steadfast commitment to our veterans and military families.


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House Republicans file first bills of 2015 General Assembly Session

Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates announced Monday the first pre-filed bills of the 2015 legislative session.


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Sinclair Broadcasting Group, COX to televise ODU football

Conference USA announced last week that four ODU football games this fall will be televised nationally by the Sinclair Broadcast Group.


Solarize Harrisonburg is happening!

A local environmental group, Climate Action Alliance of the Valley (CAAV), is launching a Solarize Harrisonburg program.


McAuliffe announces 596 new jobs at Fort Monroe

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Liberty-Source PBC, a flexible onshore business process outsourcing model that uniquely harnesses the talent of military spouses, will invest $1.56 million to establish an operation at Fort Monroe in the City of Hampton.


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Navy moving ahead on USS George Washington refueling

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine today applauded the U.S. Navy for moving forward to begin work on the refueling and complex overhaul of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington – a top defense priority for the Virginia delegation.


Southern Environmental Law Center applauds governor on climate change

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order to establish a Virginia Climate Change Commission to proactively develop a comprehensive plan to protect Virginia’s communities from the impacts of climate change. Southern Environmental Law Center’s Cale Jaffe, director of the Virginia office, was selected to join the nonpartisan advisory group.


Kaine to lead bipartisan sea level rise conference in Norfolk

On Monday, June 30, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, U.S. Congressmen Scott Rigell, Bobby Scott, and Rob Wittman, as well as Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim and Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms, will host a regional conference on sea level rise at Old Dominion University in Norfolk.


VDOT to hold public meeting on Interstate 64 Maury River bridge project

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting concerning upcoming construction and traffic patterns for the Interstate 64 bridges over the Maury River and Kerrs Creek in Rockbridge County.


Pollution standards will protect Virginia’s health, economy

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy today announced a major proposal to curb carbon pollution from our nation’s existing power plants for the first time ever.


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Tim Kaine: On EPA move on power plant emissions

Today the EPA proposed standards for carbon emissions for existing power plants. Reducing this carbon pollution is in our national interest, but we have an obligation to do it in a way that makes economic sense.


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Four ODU football games to be televised in 2014

Conference USA announced today that four ODU C-USA football games will be televised in the Monarchs’ inaugural season in the league, including the league opener at Rice and ODU’s first-ever home contest on a Friday night against Middle Tennessee.


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Pedestrian Danger Index: Virginia middle of the pack

A new report, Dangerous by Design, provides information on pedestrian fatalities and injuries and ranks every state, metro region and county based upon the degree of danger faced by pedestrians.


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Virginia receives increased homeland security grant funds

Gov. Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has received $7.4 million in Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funds for fiscal year 2014 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a 15 percent increase from the previous fiscal year.


Letter: Sen. Kaine gives climate talk

On Monday, 30 U.S. senators stood up for an “all-nighter” on climate change in Washington, D.C. We applaud Virginia’s Senator Tim Kaine for joining this effort. Sen. Kaine’s statement was a clear sign that he understands not only the urgency for Virginia in addressing the impacts of climate change, like rising seas in Hampton Roads, but also the opportunity for innovation.


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Tim Kaine: Solution to climate change is American innovation

Monday night, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined more than 25 members of the Senate Climate Action Task Force for a rare all-night session to call attention to the effects of climate change. In his remarks, Kaine discussed the urgent need for Congress to act on curbing emissions and investing in innovative and clean energy solutions.