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Warner, Kaine call on VA secretary to act on wait times at medical centers

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are commenting on a troubling report last week on veteran medical center wait times.


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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: I miss DC?

Chris Graham talks Electoral College, the WWE Roadblock PPV, and two weeks in DC.


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Street Knowledge: AFP editor Chris Graham debuts new podcast

AFP editor Chris Graham debuts his new weekday podcast, Street Knowledge, talking news, politics and sports.


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Robert Hurt: Independent audits of the VA necessary for real reform

Currently, VA audits are either conducted internally or by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) if instructed by Congress. Given all the VA’s major shortcomings, it is clear that these tools are not enough to maintain effective oversight over the agency to prevent problems from getting out of control.


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Robert Hurt: Our veterans deserve better from the VA

Last month marked one year since we learned of the gross mismanagement at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that resulted in tragic outcomes for those who have made countless sacrifices to protect our nation’s freedoms.


Warner, Kaine urge VA to upgrade Veterans Choice Card program

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined 40 of their colleagues to write a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald raising serious concerns about the implementation of the Veterans Choice Card program.


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Randy Forbes: The heroes behind our heroes

Andrea Sawyer of Colonial Heights, VA, takes her husband to all of his medical appointments as often as three or four times a week.


Sens. Warner and Kaine introduce bipartisan Startup Act

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today led a bipartisan group of six Senate colleagues in introducing The Startup Act to jumpstart investment and job creation by new businesses.


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Who made the list of Virginia Four and Five Diamond restaurants, properties for 2015?

AAA Mid-Atlantic has announced the 22 hotels and 12 restaurants in Virginia that earned the Four or Five Diamond Rating during the past 12 months.


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ODU basketball tops Rice, 63-53

ODU junior guard Aaron Bacote scored 25 and Jonathan Arledge added 15 points with 11 rebounds to lead the Monarchs to a 63-53 Conference-USA victory over Rice Thursday.


Four Fishburne cadets nominated to U.S. military academies

Fishburne Military School’s Headmaster and Senior Army Instructor announced Thursday that four cadets from the Virginia military school have earned nominations this month to attend United States Service Academies.


Warner, Kaine applaud $18M in USDA funding for Chesapeake Bay projects

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) applauded U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement that Virginia projects will receive over $18 million for Chesapeake Bay restoration.


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Sen. Tim Kaine meets with Secretary of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services and Budget Committees, released the following statement after meeting with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald to discuss challenges facing Virginia veterans, including issues with disability benefits and health care wait times.


Sen. Warner urges banking regulators to address consumer financial protections

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), who chaired the first congressional hearing after the 2013 data breach at Target, sent a letter to federal banking regulators today questioning the lack of follow-up to better protect consumers.


Food Bank to provide more healthy food in coming year

Buying unhealthy, inexpensive food is one of the most common ways that client households of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank stretch their dollars, a recent study of hunger reveals.


Shenandoah National Park reopens comment period for chronic wasting disease management plan

In response to a request from several park neighbors, Shenandoah National Park will hold an additional public meeting on the park’s proposed Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) response plan.


The Richmond Symphony Lollipops return to The Paramount Theater

Join the Richmond Symphony for Pinocchio’s Adventures in Funland! on January 24 at 6 p.m. Young and old will love this lively re-telling of the classic children’s story of Pinocchio with the Richmond Symphony Lollipops.


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Western Kentucky upsets #25 ODU, 72-65

ODU junior guard Trey Freeman scored 20 points, but the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky defeated the No. 25 Monarchs, 72-65 Saturday at E.A. Diddle Arena, in a nationally televised Conference USA contest.


Peace, Pies & Prophets!

When you think of a play and a pie auction, you’ve got Ted & Company’s Peace, Pies & Prophets! Please join us as Ted Swartz and Tim Ruebke tickle our funny bones and stimulate our brain cells.


Separating fact from fiction: A literary salon with Charles Lewis

Journalist Courteney Stuart will interview investigative journalist and bestselling author Charles Lewis about his latest book, 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity.