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Bridging the Gap: United Way of Greater Augusta addressing fiscal realities

United Way of Greater Augusta is launching a Bridge the Gap campaign to address financial realities that are affecting corporate giving and nonprofits nationwide. For the past two fiscal years, the United Way of Greater Augusta has experienced decreases in corporate-employee-giving donations.


self-driving cars

AAA: More Americans willing to ride in fully self-driving cars

American drivers are beginning to embrace self-driving vehicles, according to a new study from AAA. The annual survey reveals that 63 percent of U.S. drivers report feeling afraid to ride in a fully self-driving vehicle, a significant decrease from 78 percent in early 2017.


healthcare

Virginia Chambers of Commerce support coverage for the uninsured

Prominent regional Chambers of Commerce from across the Commonwealth are in favor of Virginia recovering federal funding available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to help as many as 400,000 uninsured Virginians get health coverage.


John Jeanes

Waynesboro Generals tap John Jeanes as new manager

John Jeanes has been hired as the new manager of the Waynesboro Generals. Jeanes, the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Chipola College (Marianna, Fla.), is in his fifth season as a college assistant coach, including stints at University of the Cumberlands and Middle Georgia State.


red cross

Weather, flu take toll on Red Cross blood supply

Ongoing severe winter weather has more than doubled the number of canceled American Red Cross blood drives and the resulting blood and platelet donation shortfall since earlier this month.


augusta health

Augusta Health issues flu warning for hospital visitors

Due to an increase in the spread of the flu in the area, Augusta Health has posted notices asking that children 12 years of age and younger not come to the hospital as visitors when at all possible.


virginia

Virginia unemployment rate holds steady at 3.7 percent

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in December at 3.7 percent, but was down 0.4 percentage point from a year ago. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to be below the national rate, which was unchanged in December at 4.1 percent.


interstate 81

One dead in Interstate 81 crash on Saturday in Augusta County

A Catlett man is dead after a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 81 in Augusta County on Saturday.


Mark Warner, Tim Kaine on continuing resolution

Joint statement from Sens. Warner, Kaine on bipartisan agreement to end shutdown

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner, a member of the Senate Finance and Budget Committees, and Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Budget Committees, comment after voting for a bill that will end the shutdown and fund the government through February 8.


gas prices

AAA: Virginia gas prices continue upward trend

Local and national gas prices continue to increase despite the traditional dip drivers are used to seeing following the first of the year. In Virginia, some metro areas are seeing prices up to five cents higher than last week.


amazon

Northern Virginia selected as one of 20 contenders for Amazon headquarters

Amazon has selected Northern Virginia as a candidate for its second North American headquarters. Virginia submitted three comprehensive regional proposals for the $5 billion project for Greater Richmond, Hampton Roads, and Northern Virginia.


Pursuit in Augusta County ends in arrest, vehicle fire

Pursuit in Augusta County ends in arrest, vehicle fire

A wanted man is in custody, one Augusta County Sheriff’s Office vehicle was struck while in pursuit, and another went up in flames, after a wild ride through the county on Tuesday.


business

What’s eating you? Study reveals common emotional eating triggers

Boredom is, at most, a mildly annoying emotional state, but having nothing to do on a lazy Saturday afternoon could be a gateway to more problematic behaviors. It comes down to a simple Freudian principle: We are motivated to seek pleasure and avoid pain.


snow road

VDOT preparing for forecast overnight snow

VDOT is warning motorists to prepare for snowy travel conditions as a winter storm moves through the Commonwealth. Accumulations between one and four inches are expected in most areas as the storm moves eastward across the state.


winter weather snow icy roads

Light snow in forecast: VDOT pretreating roads in Shenandoah Valley

Snow is forecast for much of Virginia tomorrow. On Monday, January 15, the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District is pretreating interstate roads and some primary roads in the Shenandoah Valley in preparation for this winter weather event.


Staunton Creative Community Fund

Staunton Creative Community Fund offers zero-interest loans for 10-year anniversary

The Staunton Creative Community Fund announced a new lending opportunity for new and expanding businesses in the Central Shenandoah Valley.


aaa

AAA: Area gas price increases persist

Much like last week, consumers saw a slight increase in both local and national gas prices this week. Drivers in Virginia have seen prices increase in some areas by up to 10 cents (Norfolk) since last month.


augusta health

No update on Augusta Health, Anthem stalemate

There is no update on negotiations between Augusta Health and Anthem, according to a news release issued by the hospital Friday.


court

McAuliffe grants conditional pardons to six Virginians

Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed conditional pardons for 6 Virginians who were given sentences that were excessive and unjust in relation to the crimes for which they were convicted.


aclu virginia

ACLU releases guidelines for protest permitting, raises concerns about rules for Lee Monument

The ACLU of Virginia today released a comprehensive set of recommendations for government agencies struggling with how to regulate free speech in a way that is legal and also protects public safety.


healthcare

House, Senate Democrats list Medicaid expansion as top legislative priority

Virginia House and Senate Democrats said Thursday that extending access to affordable health care to nearly 400,000 hardworking Virginians through Medicaid expansion is their top joint legislative goal.


revenues

December 2017 state revenue collections up 10 percent from 2016

December General Fund revenue increased 10.0 percent from the previous year. The gain was driven by collections of nonwithholding payments. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 5.9 percent through the first half of the fiscal year.


mark warner

Warner, Warren introduce legislation to hold credit reporting agencies accountable for data breaches

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced today the Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act to hold large credit reporting agencies (CRAs)—including Equifax—accountable for data breaches involving consumer data.


staunton virginia

Renovations planned for Johnson Street Parking Garage in Staunton

The Johnson Street parking garage in Staunton is scheduled to undergo significant repairs to update and revitalize the structure this year. This renovation will represent the first major rehabilitation project since the garage was built 42 years ago.


Fishersville Pinnacle Drive Fire Scene - Investigation VSP

Virginia State Police seek public’s help with Augusta County fire investigation

The Virginia State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with an ongoing investigation into a fire that destroyed a building still under construction in Augusta County.