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Virginia plays Thursday at VCU in WNIT First Round

The Virginia women’s basketball team opens the 2016 Women’s National Invitation Tournament by taking on VCU on Thursday.

State, Microsoft, Dominion partner for affordable solar energy

The Commonwealth of Virginia, Microsoft and Dominion will partner to bring 20 megawatts (MW) of solar energy onto the grid in Virginia


Five-run ninth lifts VCU past VMI

A five-run ninth inning broke a 6-6 tie and sent the VCU Rams past the VMI Keydets, 11-7, Tuesday evening at Gray-Minor Stadium in Lexington, Va.

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Richmond Flying Squirrels, San Francisco Giants extend partnership

The Richmond Flying Squirrels and the San Francisco Giants announced a four-year extension to the current player development contract between the two organizations.


Governor McAuliffe announces February revenues

Governor McAuliffe announced today that general fund revenue collections for February decreased 1.3 percent compared to February last year.

Virginia selected to WNIT: Plays at VCU on Thursday

The Virginia women’s basketball team earned an at-large bid to the 2016 Women’s National Invitation Tournament and will play its first round game at VCU.

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AAA: Gas prices in Virginia up 19 cents in a week

Virginia gas prices have jumped 19 cents per gallon in in the past week as supplies are ample, demand is relatively strong.


Virginia’s 2015 agricultural exports valued at $3.19 billion

Farm and forestry exports from Virginia in 2015 were valued at $3.19 billion, 4.7 percent less than in 2014.

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General Assembly passes two-year state budget, adjourns ahead of schedule

Virginia House Republican leaders commented on the adjournment of the 2016 General Assembly session after lawmakers passed a two-year state budget.

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Landes highlights successful budget amendments

Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, highlighted his key budget amendments included in the Conference Report for House Bill 30, the 2017-2018 Biennium Budget.

TowneBank to sponsor football exhibition at Virginia Historical Society

The Virginia Historical Society announced that TowneBank will sponsor the next VHS special exhibition, Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Environment Virginia

Weather disasters impact how much of Virginia?

Ninety-one percent of Virginians live in cities or counties affected recently by weather-related disasters, including a tornado that touched down in Waverly.

Creigh Deeds: One more day

With the legislature wrapping up the 2016 Regular Session of the General Assembly in a day or so, I wanted to provide a status report.


McAuliffe vetoes bill placing artificial restrictions on future wage growth

Gov. McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would prohibit a state agency from requiring bidders from performing services at rates based on prevailing wages.

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Richmond halted by Dayton in Atlantic 10 Quarterfinals

Richmond (16-16) fell to top-seeded Dayton, 69-54, in the Atlantic 10 Quarterfinals on Friday in the Barclays Center.

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Recommendations from Campus Sexual Violence Task Force passed by General Assembly

The General Assembly has now passed four bills codifying recommendations of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Task Force On Combating Campus Sexual Violence.

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Richmond tops Fordham, 70-55, advances to A-10 quarterfinals

Richmond held Fordham to just five points in six of the last eight minutes to secure a 70-55 win over Fordham in the Atlantic 10 Second Round.

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Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU celebrates new outpatient Children’s Pavilion

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU celebrated a new standard of pediatric outpatient care with the for its new Children’s Pavilion.

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Ken Plum: Balancing the budget

One of the responsibilities of the Governor of Virginia dictated by the State Constitution is to propose a budget for a biennium. W

Senate expected to nominate Ken Cuccinelli for Supreme Court

The State Senate is expected to vote today to appoint former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to a seat on the Virginia Supreme Court.

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Richmond Flying Squirrels host job fair Wednesday night

The Richmond Flying Squirrels will host the final job fair of the 2016 season on Wednesday, March 9 from 5:00-8:00 PM at The Diamond.

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Governor McAuliffe vetoes bill permitting sale of high-proof grain alcohol

Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed legislation that would have allowed the sale of high-proof class 1 neutral grain alcohol in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Richmond falls to George Mason, 83-73, in regular-season finale

Richmond went on a 22-8 run over the final three minutes, but it wasn’t enough to catch George Mason on Saturday night on the road, 83-73.


General Assembly fails to hold heroin dealers, traffickers accountable

The General Assembly will fail to pass a needed law to hold heroin dealers and traffickers and other drug dealers accountable when their deadly drugs result in a fatal overdose.

McAuliffe vetoes Common Core bill

Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 259, which prohibits the Board of Education from replacing the Standards of Learning with the Common Core Standards.


VMI baseball falls at Richmond, 15-3

An eight-run seventh inning turned the game around and helped the Richmond Spiders defeat the VMI Keydets, 15-3, in NCAA baseball action Tuesday at Pitt Field in Richmond.

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Dayton holds on for 85-84 win over Richmond

The University of Richmond men’s basketball team dropped a 84-84 decision to Dayton on Tuesday night.

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Landes bill on explicit materials in schools passes Senate

House Bill 516, which requires the Board of Education to establish a policy regarding sexually explicit materials for public schools, passed the Senate 22 to 17.

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Help name the new Richmond Flying Squirrels mascot

The Richmond Flying Squirrels unveiled a brand new mascot during Nutzy’s Block Party and Fan Fest on Saturday afternoon at The Diamond.

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Allen, Cline lead Richmond to 83-67 win over Duquesne

Richmond’s scoring leaders turned in a pair of superb 20-point performances to pace the Spiders past Duquesne for an 83-67 road win on Saturday night.

Governor McAuliffe creates Zika virus task force

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the creation of a statewide task force to guide preparedness initiatives related to Zika virus.

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Mark Herring honored for creation of nation’s first AG’s Animal Law Unit

Attorney General Mark Herring was honored by the Animal Legal Defense Fund for the creation of the nation’s first Attorney General’s Animal Law Unit.

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Steve Landes named House budget conferee

Weyers Cave Republican Del. Steve Landes was named to the conference committee that will negotiate with the Senate on the final 2016-2018 state budget.


Virginia health officials stress post-storm illness and injury prevention

Following Wednesday’s damaging storms and tornadoes, the Virginia Department of Health reminds everyone to take special precautions to prevent injuries and illness.

SCC Bureau of Insurance helps with storm coverage questions

The recent storms and tornadoes throughout parts of Virginia have left many people with damaged homes, businesses or automobiles.

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Democrats point to missed opportunities in House budget

The Virginia House of Delegates passed HB 30, which will fund the Virginia government through the end of Fiscal Year 2018.

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Senate Democrats mark passage of Senate budget

Thursday afternoon, the Virginia Senate approved its budget bills — SB 29 and SB 30 — on near-unanimous votes.

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Speaker Howell announces House Budget conferees

House Speaker Bill Howell (R-Stafford) named the House conferees who will negotiate with the Senate on the final budget conference reports.

VCU Health

VCU, partners receive $5.7 million to continue study of clinical depression

VCU is part of a research team that has received a Wellcome Trust grant to uncover the underlying biological processes that cause major depressive disorder.


Jennifer Kaufer: Virginia leaders voted to delay health protections for kids

The Clean Power Plan is an opportunity for Virginia to reduce carbon emissions and protect public health.

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George Mason stuns VCU 76-69 behind balanced offense

George Mason knocked VCU out of sole possession of first place in the Atlantic 10 Wednesday night, defeating the Rams 76-69 behind four Patriots in double-figures.

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Women’s lacrosse: No. 7 Virginia tops Richmond, 18-12

The No. 7 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (2-1) defeated Richmond (2-1) 18-12 on a soggy Turf Field Wednesday evening after the game was delayed 18 minutes due to lightning.

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Richmond falls to George Washington, 68-56

Three different players scored in double-figures for Richmond, but it wasn’t enough as the Spiders dropped a 68-56 decision to George Washington.

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Richmond Spider alum Justin Harper signs with Detroit Pistons

Former Richmond forward Justin Harper has signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons. Harper averaged 14.8 points per game in the NBA D-League this season.

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Ken Plum: Education as the priority

My constituents have made clear to me that their top priority for the budget is education funding; the Governor had the same priority in preparing his budget.

McAuliffe announces $71,000 in Building Entrepreneurial Economies funding

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced $71,000 in Building Entrepreneurial Economies (BEE) awards for five projects in the Commonwealth.

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FTC grants antitrust approval of combination of Dominion, Questar

Dominion Resources and Questar Corporation announced Tuesday that their proposed combination has cleared a key condition needed for completion.

Local school leaders applaud House proposal to restore lottery fund distribution

Education leaders from across the Commonwealth are applauding the House of Delegates plan to restore lottery fund distributions to local school divisions.

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Senate upholds local control for charter schools

A Senate committee declined to report Del. Rob Bell’s (R-Charlottesville) charter schools proposal.

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Senate committee advances bill to limit wages for local workers

A Senate committee voted to advance a bill barring localities from requiring employers to offer pay or benefits above the minimum levels laid out in state and federal law.