Tag: Richmond

gas prices

AAA: Gas prices continue recent climb

A recent increase in gas prices is due to a decline in gasoline supplies, relatively strong demand and continued refinery maintenance.

ken plum

Ken Plum: A circus in Richmond

Ringling Brothers moved into the Richmond Coliseum at the same time last week that the General Assembly concluded its annual meeting.

VCU Health

Financial burdens affect health, quality of life for cancer survivors

Cancer survivors with financial difficulties have a higher risk of depressed mood and psychological distress.


SCC sets schedule to consider Anthem’s proposed purchase of Cigna

The SCC will hold a public hearing in May to consider the impact of Anthem’s proposed acquisition of Cigna and its subsidiaries.

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Trade event connects Virginia products, food, beverage buyers

The Virginia Food and Beverage Expo returns on March 23. Sponsored by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

virginia farm bureau

Farm Bureau applauds governor, legislature for ag budget

Members of the state’s largest farm organization are pleased with funding of agriculture-related items in the finalized state budget.

uva basketball

Virginia rallies for 52-50 win at VCU in the WNIT First Round

The Virginia women’s basketball team advanced to the second round of the 2016 Women’s National Invitation Tournament with a 52-50 victory over VCU.

VCU Health

VCU study finds college students feel less exam stress after visits with therapy dogs

A research team at VCU has found that visits with therapy dogs significantly reduce students’ perceived stress during final exam week.


Virginia prisoners to be eligible for college credit classes

Virginia will become the only state in the nation to offer state prisoners college credit for five career and technical education courses.

mark herring

Herring concludes third annual statewide public safety tour

Attorney General Mark Herring wrapped up his public safety tour today with a four mile run with recruits at the Richmond Police Department Training Academy.

uva basketball

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.

uva basketball

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.

gas prices

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.

virginia general assembly

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.

steve landes

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

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.

richmond spiders

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.

virginia general assembly

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.

richmond spiders

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.

VCU Health

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.

ken plum

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.

richmond spiders

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.

steve landes

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.

Richmond Flying Squirrels

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.

mark herring

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.

steve landes

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.