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The Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus and candidate Kim Adkins determined

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Virginia Democratic Women's Caucus and candidate Kim Adkins determined

Linda Brooks, Chair of the Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus spoke at Friday’s Roanoke Valley Democratic Women’s lunch meeting. The VDWC’s goal is finding, preparing and supporting Democratic women who aspire to public office while raising the awareness of women’s issues. The caucus was formed 10 years ago and has a seat on the Democratic State […]

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Sen. Chap Peterson’s bill restricting LPR data retention amended by governor

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sen. Chap Peterson's bill restricting LPR data retention amended by governor

FAIRFAX, Va. – Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax City) has received notice from Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran that the Governor of Virginia, Terence R. McAuliffe, will amend his bill to protect citizens from government surveillance. The Governor will make two significant amendments to the bill: (SB 965) The bill authorizes […]

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No budget vetoes or amendments from Governor McAuliffe

Thursday, March 26, 2015

No budget vetoes or amendments from Governor McAuliffe

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today after signing the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget Bill as it passed the General Assembly, without adding any amendments or line-item vetoes: “Today I was proud to sign a budget bill that provides a strong foundation for our future — a foundation built on collaboration and […]

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Governor McAuliffe vetoes six redistricting bills

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Governor McAuliffe vetoes six redistricting bills

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe this morning vetoed six bills related to redistricting during his monthly “Ask the Governor” appearance on 1140AM WRVA. They are Senate Bill 1237, Senate Bill 1084, Senate Bill 986, House Bill 1699, House Bill 1417 and House Bill 1332. The Governor issued the following statement explaining his vetoes. The legal […]

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Virginia AG Mark Herring tells predatory lenders to change their business models

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Virginia AG Mark Herring tells predatory lenders to change their business models

“It’s my job to look out for Virginia consumers,” said Attorney General Mark Herring. “It’s a duty I take seriously.” Herring said that he had read that Virginia was considered the “predatory lending capital of the East Coast” and he could not accept that label. “It hurts our reputation as a state, and more than […]

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Governor McAuliffe signs Executive Order to improve law enforcement at Virginia ABC

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Governor McAuliffe signs Executive Order to improve law enforcement at Virginia ABC

RICHMOND – Today Governor McAuliffe signed Executive Order 40, which takes four preliminary steps toward improving law enforcement in the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). Last week Governor McAuliffe called for an independent state police investigation into an ABC arrest in Charlottesville in which a student was injured. As the comprehensive investigation moves […]

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Teresa Humphries sentenced for credit union embezzlement

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA – The former head teller of the Lynrocten Credit Union in Lynchburg was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Lynchburg on federal embezzlement charges. Teresa Wieringo Humphries, 60, of Madison Heights, Va., previously waived her right to be indicted and pled guilty a one-count Information charging her […]

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Claudia Rawes Admits to Stealing from Centra Health Credit Union

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA – The former manager of a local, federal credit union pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Lynchburg to embezzlement charges. Claudia Rawes, 61, of Forest, Va., waived her right to be indicted and pled guilty today to onecount Information charging her with theft and embezzlement from […]

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Break ins plague Countryside Park residents in Northwest

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Break ins plague Countryside Park residents in Northwest

According to Scott Leamon, Crime Prevention Specialist/Community Outreach officers arrived at the the 2200 block of Countryside Drive when the homeowner called 911 at 2:37 p.m. on March 17th. The owner came home to find two individuals in his home.  Both individuals ran away once they figured out the homeowner had returned home, in fact they fled before the homeowner could […]

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Virginia first state to receive a wind energy research lease

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia is the first state in the nation to receive a wind energy research lease in federal waters from the United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Speaking at today’s announcement to the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Governor McAuliffe said, “Developing our clean energy resources is an […]

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Hamlar candidate for senate to speak at pipeline opposition rally at Virginia Tech

Friday, March 20, 2015

Hamlar candidate for senate to speak at pipeline opposition rally at Virginia Tech

Tomorrow, March 21, from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Henderson Field on the Virginia Tech Campus there is expected to be a large crowd at a rally in opposition to the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Mike Hamlar, Democratic Candidate for Virginia Senate District 19 will take the stage at 1:00 p.m. Hamlar says he is deeply troubled […]

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Governor signs Senator Chap Petersen’s Homeowners’ Bill of Rights

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fairfax, Va. – When an overly aggressive home owner’s association or condo association takes action against a Virginia homeowner, the citizen will have a new tool to defend their property: A Homeowners’ Bill of Rights. Announced by the Governor’s office today on the Legislative Information System, Senator Chap Petersen’s (D-Fairfax) bill was signed into law […]

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