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VDOT, Virginia State Police offer presidential inauguration travel tips

VDOT and Virginia State Police encourage drivers to plan ahead with inauguration events on Friday, Jan. 20.


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Headed to DC for the inauguration? AAA offers travel tips

It is a tradition as storied and nearly as old as the Republic itself. This Friday, America celebrates the 58th Presidential Inauguration.


Ellen Wilson gown nominated to endangered artifacts list

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum has nominated Ellen Wilson’s Princeton Inaugural Gown as one of Virginia’s “Top Ten Endangered Artifacts”.


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Attorney general announces reform, modernization initiatives

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced a series of major modernization and reform initiatives to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and transparency of the office and to bring the operations of the state’s law firm into the 21st century.


Bridgewater College will inaugurate David W. Bushman as ninth president April 11

Bridgewater College will inaugurate Dr. David W. Bushman as the college’s ninth president on April 11 at 10:30 a.m., on the campus mall.


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ACLU applauds attorney general’s conclusion on same sex marriage bans

The Virginia attorney general announced today that his office has concluded Virginia’s bans on same sex marriage are unconstitutional, and he will no longer defend legal challenges to the bans now pending in federal court.


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Gov. McAuliffe signs Executive Order No. 1 prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity

Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order Number 1 at the Capitol of Virginia on Saturday, which prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities in Virginia state government.


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Mark Obenshain: Inauguration reflections

Well, here we are. It is inauguration weekend in Richmond, and we are going to witness the swearing in of three Democrats—for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General.


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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.


McDonnell Inaugural lineup announced

  Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell today announced that 47 groups from across the Commonwealth will be participating in Virginia’s Inaugural parade on Saturday, Jan. 16th. The parade will take place immediately after the swearing-in ceremony, starting at approximately 1:15 p.m. The parade lineup will include a number of organizations with personal […]


Sanford D. Horn | More Morantics, and Mrs. Morantics, Too

Usually we can count on the irascible Eighth District Democratic Congressman Jim Moran for entertainment whenever he decides to open his mouth, but this time the irascibility was a tag-team effort with his wife LuAnn Bennett who both caused a scene on Inauguration Day at the Capitol.


David Reynolds | An old beginning

It was cold up in D.C. yesterday. Yet I felt a certain warmth radiating from my television set. Is it possible that the inauguration of a president could change our spirits from being in a winter of despair to seeing a spring with hope? It all depends. If we are talking about these United States […]


David Cox | A new dawn

We Americans woke up to a different nation than the one we greeted yesterday. It’s not a change of administration. They come and go every four or eight years. It’s not that the Dow hit 14,000 a few hours after Barack Obama was inaugurated. Nor did foreclosures end, nor Lehman Brothers or the Raphine Yellow […]


Chris Graham | Barack

It’s Jan. 20, 2009. We’d be celebrating today no matter who was taking over mainly because of the fact that the other guy would be on his way out the door. Maybe I’m not being entirely original in thinking and saying that, but it’s true. That out of the way …


Inauguration Day events in Waynesboro, Staunton

The Augusta Free Press and the Waynesboro Democratic Committee are teaming up to bring Inauguration Day to the Valley. Inauguration ’09 will be held at the new Residence Inn by Marriott in Waynesboro on Inauguration Day, Tuesday, Jan. 20, beginning at 11 a.m. The swearing-in ceremony is set to begin at 12 noon, with remarks […]


Inauguration parade tickets on sale today

Sorry for the late notice on this – we’re just getting this today ourselves. The Presidential Inauguration Committee announced this morning that 5,000 tickets for the 56th Inaugural Parade are going on sale to the public at 1 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $25 each. The tickets allow spectators access to the bleachers along the historic […]


AFP, New Dominion, local Dems headed to D.C. for Obama inauguration

The Augusta Free Press/The New Dominion and the Waynesboro Democratic Committee are teaming up to sponsor a bus trip to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2009, to witness Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th President of the United States.