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Remarks of President Obama on military action with ISIL

My fellow Americans – tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.


Ken Plum: The legacy of Bob McDonnell

I had no idea what to expect when the jury announced it had reached its verdicts on the charges against former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen, but when the verdicts were announced I was stunned.


City officials’ views must be included in discussion on police equipment

The following statement is from Clarence Anthony, CEO of the National League of Cities, regarding Tuesday’s hearing by the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee on the Oversight of Federal Programs for Equipping State and Local Law Enforcement.


Shenandoah University Veterans Writing Project gives voice to those who served

The newly-formed Shenandoah University Veterans Writing Project (VWP) will provide veterans, active and reserve service members, and military families an effective and cost-free outlet to tell their unique stories.


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Civil War communications focus of upcoming program

Rapid communication in wartime profoundly affected military actions and outcomes. The invention of portable tabletop printing presses at the time of the American Civil War allowed for better communication in the field.


Lieutenant Governor Northam keynotes VMI Convocation

Today Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam provided the keynote address at the Virginia Military Institute’s (VMI) Convocation ceremony, the annual assembly of students and faculty to recognize the beginning of a new academic year.


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Press Conference: President Obama at NATO Summit

Remarks from President Obama at a press conference at the NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, on Friday, Sept. 5.


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Casting call for Civil War TV pilot being shot in Central Virginia

If you have ever wanted to appear on the small screen, this may be your chance! There will be an open casting call for background players for Point of Honor, an ABC Signature & Amazon Studios pilot directed by Randall Wallace.


McAuliffe announces second round of FACT Fund grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Wednesday the recipients of the second round of Federal Action Contingency Trust (FACT) Fund grants.


Robert Sarvis: Obama needs to do more than ‘come to Congress’ with ISIS plan

Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis made the following statement regarding proposed American responses to Islamic State militant terrorists in Iraq and Syria.


mark warner

Sen. Mark Warner on the need for a clear strategy to destroy ISIL

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) released this statement today calling on the Obama Administration to articulate a political and military strategy to eliminate the threats posed by ISIL terrorists operating in Iraq and Syria:


Mary Baldwin College events: Sept. 8-16

Upcoming events at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton.


tim kaine

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine statement on murder of Steven Sotloff

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement today.


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Mark Warner on the issues

Statements from U.S. Sen. Mark Warner on his visit to Buena Vista on Monday on student debt, the V-A scandal and Iraq.


Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks news, politics on WREL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talked news and politics with WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., with host Jim Bresnahan. The segment covered the latest news regarding the military jet crash in Augusta County this week, plus the corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell, and looked ahead to the opening weekend of college football.


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Sen. Warner calls for nationwide expansion of veterans legal clinics

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) urged the new U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs to authorize the nationwide expansion of the College of William & Mary pro bono veterans legal clinic model to help more military veterans get their complex V-A disability claims submitted properly and processed more quickly.


Identity of pilot killed in military plane crash released

Following the fatal crash of a 104th Fighter Wing F-15C aircraft in the remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, Va. the family has asked that the unit share with the public the name of the pilot who was fatally injured Wednesday.


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Herring commits to hiring Virginia veterans, protecting vets from fraud, scams

Today, Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that he will sign “The Patriot Pledge,” committing to hiring more Virginia veterans, and will begin the process of making the Office of Attorney General a certified “Virginia Values Veterans” employer.


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Breaking News: Plane crash in Deerfield area of Augusta County

Multiple news agencies are reporting that a plane has crashed in the Deerfield Valley Road area in western Augusta County.


Chris Dewald: Colonoscopy, diabetes, blood thinners

Jumping horse feathers, my friends. It took longer to figure out a title than the entire procedure. First, what is a colonoscopy? According to this source, a physician uses a colonoscope (longer than a sigmoidoscope) to view the entire colon and the rectum. The entire colon must be cleaned out in order to perform a colonoscopy. Polyps can be removed with the colonoscope.


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Statement from U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine on expanded military operations against ISIL

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement today on expanded U.S. military operations against ISIL.


Fishburne Military School names Chesapeake teen highest ranking cadet

On Thursday, Cadet William C. Rowell of Chesapeake, Virginia was named as the Battalion Commander (BC) of Fishburne Military School for the 2014-2015 school year.


Medicare Café to help Valley residents

A unique Medicare Café opens in Clarke County this August and offers local residents help in understanding their personal Medicare benefits and/or the opportunity to gather information for family members or friends.


law

Chris Graham: America as police state

The police response in Ferguson has not yet reached its nadir; that much is painfully obvious after watching the live news reports Monday night.


Second round news and notes for Eagle Classic presented by Bag Boy

A pair of Symetra Tour winners, Marissa Steen and Nicole Vandermade, will sleep on the lead as they both sit at 8-under after two rounds of the Eagle Classic Presented by Bag Boy at Richmond Country Club.


First round news and notes for Eagle Classic presented by Bag Boy

Demi Runas carded a bogey-free opening-round 65 to take a two shot lead into the second round at the Eagle Classic Presented by Bag Boy at Richmond Country Club.


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Gov. McAuliffe address to General Assembly money committees

Gov. Terry McAuliffe addresses members of the money committees in the Virginia General Assembly updating the state’s current finances.


randy forbes

Randy Forbes: Here’s how I can help

In high school, I worked for a local shoe store chain earning $1 an hour running stock for the salespeople out on the floor. I worked hard to keep the stock room in meticulous order because I knew it would save me time when a salesperson asked for a particular size. At the time of our annual sale, the regional manager wanted everyone out on the sales floor, even us stockers.


Thursday News and Notes for Eagle Classic Presented by Bag Boy

The Symetra Tour, the Road to the LPGA Tour, enters the home stretch of its season with the fourth to last event of the year at the Eagle Classic Presented by Bag Boy.


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Governor McAuliffe unveils major workforce development initiative

Governor Terry McAuliffe signed executive order 23 establishing “The New Virginia Economy” Workforce Initiative, which will be led by Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones.


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Sen. Tim Kaine statement on situation in Iraq

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement today on political developments in Iraq and U.S. military action.


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Press Conference: Washington Redskins president/general manager George Allen

Washington Redskins President/General Manager Bruce Allen talks with reporters at training camp in Richmond, Va., on Aug. 12.


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Guest lecture series on the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park is pleased to announce “Historians Look Back: A Special Guest Lecture Series on the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign.”


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Randy Forbes: The next best thing

Real growth happens when we deal with the now and do what we need to do instead of waiting or hoping for the next best thing.


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Governor McAuliffe announces VAWorks job search mobile app

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today the launch of Virginia’s new employment app, VAWorks. Now, wherever Virginians may be in the Commonwealth, they can have thousands of jobs at their fingertips.


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President signs V-A overhaul bill with Sen. Warner’s technology inititaive

The President today signed into law bipartisan legislation to reform and provide additional resources for the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs (V-A).


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McAuliffe calls special election for Cantor congressional seat

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday signed a writ of elections declaring a special election to replace the congressional seat vacated by Representative Eric Cantor for November 4, 2014.


mark warner

VA reform bill heads to president with Sen. Warner’s initiative for I-T task force

Sen. Warner and the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) have been in discussions for several weeks with the V-A and White House officials to design a workable plan for a private-sector partnership with the V-A.


Del. Sam Rasoul invites GOP state treasurer to roundtable discussion

Roanoke Democratic Del. Sam Rasoul has joined others in denouncing comments made by Republican Party of Virginia treasurer Bob FitzSimmonds.


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Grants to help veterans, minority farmers get started in agriculture

Partnerships continue USDA efforts supporting new farmers and build greater diversity in American agriculture


Virginia delegation meets with Air Force on proposed Langley-Eustis personnel reductions

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and U.S. Reps. Rob Wittman (R-1st), Scott Rigell (R-2nd) and Bobby Scott (D-3rd) today met with U.S. Air Force Assistant Secretary Kathleen Ferguson, Deputy Chief Management Officer Mr. Bill Booth and Major General Theresa Carter for a briefing on proposed personnel reductions at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia.


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Bob Goodlatte: Russia’s interference in Ukraine must stop

There are several hotspots of conflict across the globe – turn on the news and it’s hard to miss the stories. Eastern Ukraine is one of these.


McAuliffe announces solicitation of applications for a second round of FACT Fund grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week that grant applications are being accepted from Virginia localities to address encroachment of military or security installations.


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Warner meets with Veterans Affairs nominee

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) met with the President’s nominee to lead the Veterans Affairs Department today and emphasized two Virginia-based initiatives that would help transform operations at the embattled agency.


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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Warner leads group urging Obama to oppose sale of French warships to Russia

In a bipartisan letter to President Obama, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Bill Keating (D-MA) urged the President to strongly oppose the sale of French warships to Russia.


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Big South Conference announces 2014 football package on ESPN3

The Big South Conference announced its 2014 football schedule on ESPN3 today, and this year’s “Game of the Week” package features eight consecutive contests — seven of them between Conference members.


law

ACLU supports President Obama’s non-discrimination executive order

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia today expressed strong support for President Obama’s decision to amend existing federal Executive Orders to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity by federal contractors and the federal government.


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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library announces new trustees

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Foundation announced last week that six members have joined its Board of Trustees: Dr. Bryan LeBeau of Leavenworth Kansas; Janet Marks of Monterey Massachusetts; Hillel Maximon also of Monterey Massachusetts; Harry Warthen of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia; and General Theodore G. Shuey of Staunton Virginia.


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.