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Sen. Kaine is briefed on functional imaging research at VTC – video

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sen. Kaine is briefed on functional imaging research at VTC - video

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine visited the Virginia Tech-Carilion Research Institute Friday to learn about the institute’s neurological and addiction research and tour the facilities. “Nobody in Congress is on an anti-research campaign,” said Kaine. Though he believes the reality is  many in Congress are focused on the $17 trillion debt and are steadfast in their … [Read more…]

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U.S. Senator Mark Warner meets with entrepreneurs to help spur innovation

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

U.S. Senator Mark Warner meets with entrepreneurs to help spur innovation

Virginia U.S. Senator Mark Warner defined himself as a failed entrepreneur, at first that is. He himself had student debt like many of the 20 entrepreneurs that came to the Grandin CoLab to share their experiences with the Senator. Eventually Warner hit it big with a telecommunications-related venture. He founded the firm Columbia Capital.  Warner … [Read more…]

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CFPB’s first state-specific financial caregivers’ guides launched in Virginia

Monday, August 17, 2015

SPRINGFIELD (August 17, 2015) – Today, Attorney General Mark R. Herring joined Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), for the launch of the CFPB’s first state-specific financial caregivers’ guides to help educate caregivers on the process of managing someone else’s money in Virginia. Over 22 million older Americans have named someone … [Read more…]

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VHHA creates statistical healthcare dashboard that overlays legislative districts

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

VHHA creates statistical healthcare dashboard that overlays legislative districts

Just take the “Community Health Legislative Dashboard” link and select Senate district or House district. From the dropdown list of legislators pick your Senate or House representative or compare with other districts. RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s research team has created a public “dashboard” that geographically collates Virginia health and demographic data. … [Read more…]

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Virginia SOL tests improve with retake reform

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Virginia SOL tests improve with retake reform

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that student scores on the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests have improved significantly since last year. Statewide, students posted five-point overall gains in reading and mathematics while increasing by two points each in writing, science and history. Following the passage of SOL reform legislation, the 2014-2015 school year … [Read more…]

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Gainsboro History Walk wins 2015 Grassroots Planning Award

Friday, August 7, 2015

Gainsboro History Walk wins 2015 Grassroots Planning Award

The American Planning Association of Virginia selected the Gainsboro History Walk Interpretive Panels project for the 2015 Grassroots Planning Award during their annual conference held in Norfolk July 19-22.  The project was the culmination of efforts undertaken by a grassroots committee comprised of neighborhood representatives and staff from Hill Studios who worked for over two years to design a way to … [Read more…]

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Presidential candidate Scott Walker picks Sen. Mark Obenshain as Virginia Campaign Chair

Friday, August 7, 2015

Presidential candidate Scott Walker picks Sen. Mark Obenshain as Virginia Campaign Chair

Cleveland, Ohio – Gov. Scott Walker today announced State Sen. Mark Obenshain will serve as the Virginia state chairman for his presidential campaign. “I am privileged to introduce State Sen. Mark Obenshain as the leader of our campaign’s efforts in Virginia,” said Walker. “Sen. Obenshain is a person who shares the same conservative values and … [Read more…]

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Senators Warner, Kaine, Hillary Clinton, DPVA chair recognize the 50th anniversary or the Voting Rights Act

Thursday, August 6, 2015

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today marked the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act by renewing their call for the Senate to take up legislation that would restore and advance voting protections for all Americans. On June 24, Sens. Warner and Kaine introduced the … [Read more…]

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First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe receives “Child Advocate of the Year” Award

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe receives “Child Advocate of the Year” Award

RICHMOND — First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe accepted the “Child Advocate of the Year” award at the 2015 Virginia PTA Annual Conference on July 17, 2015. This award honors someone who has made a significant, statewide impact for Virginia’s children through their advocacy efforts. “Each year, the 270,000 members of the Virginia PTA present their Child … [Read more…]

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Sen. Warner’s amendment to the Every Child Achieves passes the Senate

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Sen. Warner’s amendment to the Every Child Achieves passes the Senate

WASHINGTON – The Senate approved a proposal championed by U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) to help school districts better leverage limited resources by giving them access to important tools to help eliminate unnecessary administrative costs and allow more funding to go into the classroom. The Senate is currently considering a bill to reauthorize the … [Read more…]

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First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe Feed and Read at Roanoke Main Library

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe Feed and Read at Roanoke Main Library

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and representatives from No Kid Hungry joined children at the Roanoke Main Library today to celebrate the local Feed and Read program and the Library of Virginia’s statewide support for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). “In Virginia, only 13 percent of children who receive a free or reduced-price lunch during … [Read more…]

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Roanoke City Library hours starting July 1st

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Roanoke City Library hours starting July 1st

Roanoke City announces that beginning tomorrow, July 1, the Roanoke Public Libraries will permanently expand our hours of operation at most branches to allow better access to the public.         The new hours are: ……………………Mon.      Tue.     Wed.     Thu.     Fri.       Sat.       … [Read more…]

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