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Republicans to file suit against McAuliffe executive order on voting rights

Republicans are filing suit to halt enforcement of Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring the political rights of more than 206,000 convicted felons.

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Virginia Farm Bureau Grain Marketing key player in supply chain

According to the USDA, Virginia farmers produced more than half a billion bushels of grain and soybeans between 2006 and 2012.


Richmond activists blow the whistle on Dominion greenwashing at Riverrock

Dozens of activists literally “blew the whistle” on Dominion’s greenwashing of its dirty power and dirty politics.

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Finally! Squirrels snap 14-game losing skid with blowout win

The Flying Squirrels took out a season’s worth of frustration all in one night against the Erie SeaWolves in a 9-0 win on Saturday.

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Ken Plum: Keeping tabs on the Commonwealth

Last week I attended my first meeting as a member of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC).

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McAuliffe announces initiatives to develop unmanned systems technology for aviation, energy

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced initiatives that will further develop unmanned systems technology to strengthen the new Virginia economy.


Anti-human trafficking campaign honored at Virginia PRSA Awards

Attorney General Mark Herring’s initiative to combat human trafficking was recognized with the prestigious Commonwealth Award for Public Service.


McAuliffe vetoes bill changing direction of abandoned funds in court cases

Gov. McAuliffe vetoed a bill allowing funds that are abandoned in certain types of court cases to be directed to the Virginia Housing Trust Fund.

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Will they ever win again? Squirrels losing skid at 14

The Flying Squirrels (10-30) woes continued on Friday night against the Erie SeaWolves (17-23), dropping the series opener on Friday, 6-1.


Commonwealth’s Attorneys speak out on impact of Governor’s executive order

Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorneys criticized Governor Terry McAuliffe’s executive order restoring the political rights of more than 206,000 convicted felons.


Virginia legal community raises more than 1.5 million pounds of food for those in need

The Virginia legal community has joined together to collect food for Virginia’s hungry during the 10th Annual Legal Food Frenzy.

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Unlucky 13: Squirrels lose again

The Trenton Thunder (22-16) snapped an 8-8 tie with a four-run eighth inning, sinking the Flying Squirrels (10-29) to their 13th consecutive loss.

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Speaker Howell on federal court ruling upholding Virginia’s photo ID law

House Speaker William J. Howell issued a statement on the U.S. District Court’s ruling upholding Virginia’s photo identification law.

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Here we go again: Squirrels losing skid now at 12

The Flying Squirrels (10-28) were blanked, 2-0 by the Trenton Thunder (21-16) for their 12th consecutive losson Wednesday.

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Widows, widowers are happier in the face of adversity than others

Widowed patients suffering from neurological illness experience greater levels of happiness than married individuals with a similar condition.

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Heroin documentary honored by Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts

“Heroin: The Hardest Hit” has been honored with two Communicator Awards of Excellence by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts.

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Squirrels lose again: Streak goes to 11

The Flying Squirrels dropped another close contest, this time by a final of 3-2 in 11 innings at Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton, NJ.


McAuliffe approves reforms to anti-drunk driving ignition interlock program

Governor Terry McAuliffe today approved a regulatory package developed by the Commission on Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program.


Department of Elections debuts Virginia Election Data Project

The Virginia Department of Elections released the Virginia Election Data Project with technical assistance provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts.


EMS Week recognizes efforts of first responders

May 15-21 is EMS Week in Virginia. This special week honors EMS responders’ commitment to providing lifesaving services.

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Protect yourself from foodborne illness and mosquitoes this summer

“We love summertime living in Virginia,” says Sandy Adams, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.


VCU, Swedish study finds marriage protects against risk for developing alcohol use disorders

Marriage is causally related to a significant reduction in risk for development of alcohol use disorders, according to a new study.

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McAuliffe to lead marketing, trade mission to Boston, Canada

Governor Terry McAuliffe will lead a four-day marketing mission to Boston and Canada, May 17-20.

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Curve complete sweep: Squirrels losing streak at 10

The Flying Squirrels (10-26) woes continued on Sunday afternoon as Altoona (20-17) completed a four game sweep with a 6-4 win.

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Gas prices headed back down?

Regional gas prices have declined slightly on the week, and it is possible that prices have begun to stabilize.

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Squirrels drop five-run lead in ninth

The Flying Squirrels were one strike away – multiple times – from ending an eight game skid but instead were shocked by Altoona in a 7-6 defeat.

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Ken Plum: Racial diversity in the Virginia justice system

The General Assembly continues to fail to appoint racially diverse judicial candidates.


NBA executive challenges VCU graduates to ‘find your passion’

Pamela El, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the NBA, challenged VCU graduates to find their passion.

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Friday the 13th extends Squirrels losing streak to eight

The Altoona Curve (18-17) haunted the Squirrels for four runs in the ninth inning, en route to a 5-3 win on Friday the 13th at The Diamond.


Virginia revenue collections down 6.7 percent in April

Virginia’s April revenue collections fell 6.7 percent. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 1.3 percent.


Democrats address voting rights restoration

The Democratic Natonal Committee and the Virginia Democratic Party discuss the restoration of voting rights for people with felony convictions.

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Squirrels losing skid at seven

The Flying Squirrels came up short again, dropping their seventh straight contest by a final of 3-2 in the series opener against Altoona.