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Attorney General Herring successful in defending healthcare financial assistance

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Richmond–Today, in unanimously affirming the lower court’s decision in King v. Sebelius, now King v. Burwell, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s position that Virginians are eligible for financial assistance to help them afford insurance purchased through the federally-operated exchange. Because of this ruling, at least 177,000 Virginians […]

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Sen. Tim Kaine statement on attack on Malaysian Airlines

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sen. Tim Kaine statement on attack on Malaysian Airlines

“Yesterday’s shocking missile attack on a Malaysian Air flight over Ukraine rips away the last pretense regarding Vladimir Putin’s intentions.  By encouraging and arming separatists in eastern Ukraine, Putin has shown a complete disregard for the sovereignty of that nation. If investigators confirm it to be true that the separatists engaged in this attack on […]

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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine shows emotion at the Harrison Museum

Saturday, July 19, 2014

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine shows emotion at the Harrison Museum

Friday U.S. Senator Tim Kaine hit Roanoke early with five stops on his calendar. His fourth stop that evening was at a reception at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture in Center in the Square. At one point Kaine when talking about how he became aware of his own segregated life and paused as […]

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Virginia’s unemployment rate increases slightly in June

Friday, July 18, 2014

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.2 percentage point in June to 5.3 percent, the second consecutive monthly increase. With last month’s increase in the unemployment rate, the labor force expanded; however, this month the labor force contracted (-8,864), as the drop in household employment (-13,788) exceeded the increase in those seeking work (+4,924). Even […]

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Virginia gets a bite of the Apple, Inc. settlement

Friday, July 18, 2014

Virginians could get a $10.5 million bite out of the $400 million Apple settlement but don’t spend your windfall yet. There is an appeal coming. Virginia consumers would receive approximately $4.3 million in compensation from the other five e-book publishers who participated in the conspiracy- Penguin Group (USA), Inc. (now part of Penguin Random House); Holtzbrinck […]

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Gillespie challenges Warner to three more debates

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gillespie challenges Warner to three more debates

Republican candidate for Virginia’s U.S. Senate, Ed Gillespie announced that he has accepted invitations to three additional debates: A debate to be held at George Mason University; A debate to be held at the University of Virginia in October, hosted by the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy; and a debate to be […]

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Warner outraises Gillespie $2.7 to $1.9 million

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Warner outraises Gillespie $2.7 to $1.9 million

Senator Mark R. Warner’s re-election campaign today announced it raised $2.7 million during the second quarter, ending June 30. The $2.7 million Sen. Warner’s campaign raised brings the total raised to $14 million. More than 11,400 donors contributed and more than 60% of all contributors gave under $150. Warner has made early investments in digital and television […]

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Former Virginia attorney general says “damn big deal” about Puckett investigation

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Former Attorney General Andrew Miller, a Democrat who served from 1970 -1977, sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation sarcastically calling their investigation into Sen. Phil Puckett’s resignation a “damn big deal.” Congressman Morgan Griffith sent the letter out in an attachment with no comment. In the letter to U.S. Attorney Eric Holder, […]

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A new life for 132 dogs and four birds

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A new life for 132 dogs and four birds

On July 3, 132 small breed dogs, including newborn litters, were found crowded into small, dilapidated, indoor and outdoor wire and plastic crates and pens encrusted with urine and excessive piles of feces. The dogs, the majority of whom were underweight, were suffering from severe eye and ear infections, significant fur loss and matting, urine-soaked […]

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BBB: Free house flipping seminar just a sales pitch

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Roanoke, VA (July 8, 2014) – BBB is advising consumers to be cautious of companies traveling to Roanoke July 10-12th to host free seminars on flipping houses. These Seminars claim to show how the average consumer can learn to successfully buy and quickly resell or “flip” houses to build long-term wealth. Companies offering this type […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith vows to continue fight against NSA spying on citizens

Monday, July 7, 2014

Rep. Morgan Griffith vows to continue fight against NSA spying on citizens

GRIFFITH: According to an investigation by the Washington Post, “Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the National Security Agency from U.S. digital networks.”  As a part of their investigation, the Washington Post reviewed approximately 160,000 e-mail and instant message conversations, and nearly 8,000 documents […]

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SCAM ALERT: Generous Donation From Calgary Lotto Winner

Monday, July 7, 2014

Are you the beneficiary of $1 million from a Canada lottery winner? The premise is true but NO Tom Crist is not giving you $1 million. Remember the old adage if it sounds too good to be true – it probably isn’t. The email asks for your name, age, address, telephone number and occupation. Don’t […]

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