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Republican Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms endorses Sen. Mark Warner

Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms, a Republican, announced on Tuesday his endorsement of Senator Mark Warner for re-election.


McAuliffe announces 150 new jobs in City of Virginia Beach

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that DOMA Technologies, LLC, a Virginia Beach-based company that specializes in cloud-based data and document management, plans to create 150 new jobs and lease an additional 15,000 square feet of office space.


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Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorse Sen. Mark Warner

Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorses Senator Mark Warner in the upcoming Virginia United States Senate election.


New TV ad pushes Sen. Warner’s commitment to Virginia military families, veterans

Today, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner’s re-election campaign announced a new ad, “Get It Right,” which highlights Senator Warner’s long history of fighting for the thousands of military men, women, veterans and families that reside in the Commonwealth.


Richmond Raiders indoor football roster taking shape for 2015

The Richmond Raiders have taken the first step toward putting together the squad that will begin play in the franchise’s sixth season of professional indoor football.


Judged Trail Ride next weekend

There will be a Judged Trail Ride on Sunday, October 12. Riders and their horses will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills on a five-mile course through fields, streams, woods, and creeks in Augusta County.


Department of Labor awards $14M for job training programs at Virginia’s colleges

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Virginia State University and four of Virginia’s community colleges will expand their capacity to provide innovative training programs in partnership with employers.


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Randy Forbes: Let’s talk about reliability

Let’s talk about reliability. We rely on our cars to start in the morning when we head off to work. We rely on our refrigerators to keep our food fresh and unspoiled. We rely on our electricity to keep our homes powered.


Virginia moves to end veteran homelessness by end of 2015

On any given night, 617 veterans in Virginia are homeless based on the 2014 Point-In-Time Count, a survey of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons.


House of Delegates ceremony for Virginia Committee of Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve

The Virginia House of Delegates conducted a special signing ceremony Thursday for the Virginia Committee of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.


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Randy Forbes: The real story of the man who carried the maps

“…I was the man that carried the maps…” That’s how William Loncaric described his role the day they stormed Omaha Beach in Normandy.


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Kaine introduces Senate bill to train career, technical education teachers

Today, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine introduced the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act that would create a CTE teacher-training grant partnership to recruit and train high-quality CTE teachers.


Sen. Warner announces selection of NVTC to assist V-A with broken scheduling system

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner announced that the Northern Virginia Technology Council has been selected to propose improvements to the scheduling processes and systems at V-A medical facilities.


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McAuliffe accepts Veterans Services Commissioner Paul Galanti’s resignation

Governor Terry McAuliffe accepted Paul Galanti’s decision to conclude his service to the Commonwealth as Commissioner, Department of Veterans Services.


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.


Lieutenant Governor Northam applauds McAuliffe’s healthcare initiatives

In response to today’s announcement by Governor McAuliffe that the Commonwealth will provide additional healthcare coverage and services to 200,000 Virginians, Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam released the following statement.


House Democratic Caucus statement on McAuliffe plan to close healthcare gap

Today, Governor McAuliffe unveiled his plan to help Virginians gain routine healthcare coverage through a series of executive actions.


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Del. Sam Rasoul commends Gov. McAuliffe on healthcare

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) commended Governor McAuliffe for announcing bold action on healthcare this morning. The Governor introduced A Healthy Virginia, a 10-step plan to extend healthcare services to more Virginians.


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McAuliffe announces measures to expand healthcare services to over 200,000 Virginians

Today Governor McAuliffe launched A Healthy Virginia, a 10-step plan to expand healthcare services to over 200,000 Virginians.


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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.


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.


McAuliffe announces Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program reaches major milestone

Today, at the second annual Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Summit, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Department of Veterans Services’ Virginia Values Veterans Program (V3) has certified 213 Virginia employers at the completion of its second year.


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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.


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.


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VMI women’s soccer falls 1-0 to Marshall in exhibition

The VMI women’s soccer team wrapped up its exhibition season Saturday night, dropping a 1-0 decision to the Marshall Thundering Herd in Huntington, W.Va.


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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.


$11M in grants to end veterans homelessness in Virginia

Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be awarding $11,312,352 in grants to help fight veterans’ homelessness in Virginia.


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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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ABA urges law schools to create veterans legal clinics based on Virginia model

The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates adopted a policy today urging all law schools to create legal clinics to help veterans access the benefits they have earned.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks to 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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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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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.


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Kaine on final Senate passage of VA scheduling bill

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on final passage ofThe Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 to improve veterans’ access to health care and address serious problems facing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):


Grants to help veterans, minority farmers get started in agriculture

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