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McAuliffe announces $12.5 million grant round for historic preservation, landscape conservation

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the release of a grant round, administered by the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation.

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McAuliffe cuts ribbon on new state veterans office in Williamsburg

Governor Terry McAuliffe celebrated the opening of the new Virginia Department of Veterans Services office on the College of William & Mary campus.

Federal funding for Children’s Health Insurance Program in Virginia set to expire unless Congress acts

Absent congressional reauthorization, federal funding for Virginia’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will run out in January.


McAuliffe announces Facebook to invest $1 billion in Virginia

Facebook will bring more than $1 billion of new investment to the Commonwealth, including $750 million to establish a 970,000-square-foot data center in Henrico County.


Virginia receives $596,000 in federal funds to combat opioid crisis

Virginia has received two federal grants totaling $596,000 to fight the prescription opioid and heroin abuse epidemic.

Virginia lands in Area Development’s ‘Top States for Doing Business’ for first time since 2010

Virginia was ranked in Area Development magazine’s 2017 “Top States for Doing Business” annual survey for the first time since 2010.

McAuliffe announces $453,686 Workforce Development Capacity Grant to Lord Fairfax Community College

Gov. McAuliffe announced the opening of new Heavy Construction Workforce Development programs at NVCC and Lord Fairfax Community College.

McAuliffe announces $4.23 million in Virginia land conservation grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Virginia Land Conservation Foundation grants totaling $4.23 million for 23 projects which will help protect 4,390 acres in the commonwealth.

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McAuliffe to Virginia U.S. House delegation: Vote ‘no’ on silencer bill

Gov. McAuliffe sent a letter to Virginia’s delegation in Congress urging members to vote against the Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act.

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McAuliffe holds first Asian American and Pacific Islander Summit

Governor McAuliffe held the first Asian American and Pacific Islander Summit at George Mason University’s Arlington Campus on Friday.


Farmers will begin receiving census in mid-November

U.S. farmers will begin receiving their questionnaires for the 2017 Census of Agriculture in eight weeks.

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McAuliffe receives 2017 Virginia School Board Association award

The Virginia School Board Association honored Governor Terry McAuliffe with the 2017 Legislative Award of Excellence.

Virginia receives $2.7 million in federal funds for emergency management

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $2.7 million in new federal Local Emergency Management Performance Grants.

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McAuliffe recognizes Virginia businesses for commitment to hiring veterans

Gov. Terry McAuliffe recognized businesses for their ongoing commitment to creating employment opportunities for Virginia’s military veterans.


McAuliffe announces $1.5 million in Department of Criminal Justice grant funding available

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that he is making $1.5 million in grant funding available through the Department of Criminal Justice Services.

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Ralph Northam on Graham-Cassidy Senate failure

Dr. Ralph Northam comments on the U.S. Senate’s latest failure to pass Graham-Cassidy, an attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Virginia observes Farm-to-School Week

On Oct. 2-6, Virginia will celebrate Farm to School Week, an annual program coordinated by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.


McAuliffe to join Capital Region joint marketing mission to Canada

Gov. Terry McAuliffe will join Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser for a two-day tourism marketing mission to Canada.

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McAuliffe honored by LGBTQ community at PrideFest

Gov. Terry McAuliffe was honored this weekend at PrideFest for his record of standing in strong support of the LGBTQ community.

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McAuliffe operates unmanned systems in air, land, sea

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Friday operated unmanned systems in three domains – air, land, and sea – during a technology demonstration.

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McAuliffe authorizes National Guard to deploy significant force to U.S. Virgin Islands

Governor McAuliffe has authorized the Virginia National Guard to send 120 soldiers to the U.S. Virgin Islands to respond to recent hurricanes. 


Two Virginia Beach men sentenced for cocaine, gun sales

Juan Rivera-Gutierrez, 35, and Pedro Pabon, Jr., 42, both of Virginia Beach, were sentenced Friday for their respective roles in a three-and-a-half year cocaine conspiracy.

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I-81 northbound on-ramp at Exit 247 in Harrisonburg closed Sept. 29-Oct. 1

The on-ramp from westbound Route 33 to northbound Interstate 81 at exit 247 in Harrisonburg is scheduled to close from 8 p.m. Sept. 29 through noon Oct. 1.

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Virginia tree seedling sales slated to open Oct. 2

Virginia’s tree seedling store opens Monday, Oct. 2nd, at 10 a.m.  Orders may be placed online at buyvatrees.com.


Farm Bureau asks for parameters on GMO labeling rule

The American Farm Bureau Federation has submitted comments regarding a GMO labeling law that it supported in 2016.


Fall harvests progressing: Weather presents some corn challenges

A Sept. 18 crop report notes that 56 percent of Virginia’s corn raised for grain and 94 percent of corn raised for silage had been harvested by Sept. 17.

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Ken Plum: Never armed enough!

Much to my dismay last week I received in the mail an envelope with the return address of the National Rifle Association of America headquarters in Fairfax.

McAuliffe, partners launch new transit services on I-66

Governor Terry McAuliffe joined VDOT and other partners to celebrate the launch of the first group of multimodal improvement projects under a new I-66 Commuter Choice program.

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Northam campaign to air new TV ad: ‘Enron Ed’

The Northam for Governor campaign announced it will begin airing a new ad entitled “Enron Ed.”

Report: 10 million meal increase in statewide school breakfast program

Over 10 million more school breakfasts were served to Virginia students during the 2016-2017 school year compared to the 2013-14 school year.

McAuliffe announces $967,000 in matching grants for 50 local tourism programs

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced more than $967,000 in matching grant funds to be awarded to 50 local tourism initiatives.


Another new poll gives Northam big lead in Virginia governor race

One Virginia governor race poll released yesterday had Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie tied.

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Virginia Credit Union League endorses Ralph Northam for governor

The Virginia Credit Union League, the state trade association for the Commonwealth’s 136 member-owned credit unions, today announced its endorsement of Democrat Ralph Northam for governor.

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Northam on proposed Cassidy-Graham healthcare legislation

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ralph Northam is coming out forcefully against the new version of Trumpcare making its way back through the U.S. Senate.

Suffolk poll: Virginia governor race tied

A Suffolk University poll shows Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie tied, with 42 percent supporting or leaning toward each.

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McAuliffe on proposed Cassidy-Graham healthcare bill

Governor Terry McAuliffe comments today in response to the health care legislation introduced by Senators Cassidy and Graham.

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New poll: Northam with five-point lead on Gillespie at top of state ticket

Democrat Ralph Northam has a five-point lead on Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for the open Virginia governor job, according to a poll released Monday by the University of Mary Washington.

McAuliffe announces 215,100 net new jobs in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced last week that 215,100 net new jobs have been created in the Commonwealth since January 2014. 


McAuliffe announces $175,000 grant to La Cocina VA for small business development

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a $175,000 grant to La Cocina VA, a nonprofit workforce development organization in Arlington County.


McAuliffe participates in Virginia Community College System Cyber Security Advisory Board

Governor McAuliffe attended the inaugural meeting of the Virginia Community College System’s Cyber Security Advisory Board.

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Ralph Northam issues technology policy plan

Democratic Party gubernatorial nominee Ralph Northam has unveiled his policy plan to build and expand Virginia’s vibrant technology ecosystem.


McAuliffe announces $8.8 million in Community Development Block Grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced more than $8.8 million in Community Development Block Grant funding for 15 projects in Virginia. 

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Northam hits $16.3 million in campaign fundraising: Report

The Northam for Governor campaign announced it raised $7,214,788.57 for the last reporting period ending August 31.

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Virginia Transportation Construction alliance endorses Northam for governor

The Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance announced Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam as its choice to be the 73rd governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

McAuliffe statement on planned protest in Richmond tomorrow

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today regarding the planned protest tomorrow in Richmond.