Sen. Warner presses Mylan CEO on 400% increase of EpiPen

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sen. Warner presses Mylan CEO on 400% increase of EpiPen

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today pressed the only pharmaceutical company that manufactures EpiPens to explain recent increases in the price of the lifesaving injection device for children and other people with severe allergies. It has been reported that costs for the EpiPen have risen […]

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Shenandoah brewery to invest $60 million in expansion, add jobs

Friday, August 19, 2016

Shenandoah brewery to invest $60 million in expansion, add jobs

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that MillerCoors, a joint venture between SABMiller and Molson Coors Brewing Company, will invest $60 million to expand its Shenandoah brewery in Rockingham County. The brewery is the newest in the MillerCoors network and is used to service Northeast markets. The project will create 27 new jobs. The […]

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Gold Star father challenges Trump to take naturalization test

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Gold Star father challenges Trump to take naturalization test

Charlottesville Gold Star father, Khizr Khan, has challenged Donald Trump to take a naturalization test. Khan himself successfully took the naturalization test and became a United States citizen after emigrating from Pakistan in 1980. He now lives in Virginia with his wife Ghazala. His son, Humayun, a 27 year-old Army captain Humayun, was killed n […]

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UVa’s response to Virginia state legislators on $2.3 billion fund inadequate

Monday, August 8, 2016

In a letter to the University of Virginia’s Rector, William Goodwin, and UVa President Teresa Sullivan, 12 Virginia State Senators wrote that the response from UVa regarding the mystery $2.3 billion fund discovered recently by a whistleblower was not sufficient. UVa treated the Senators response demand as a Freedom of information request which they say […]

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Sen. Warner and 40 other Senators send letter to pass emergency funding to combat Zika virus

Thursday, August 4, 2016

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and 40 of his Senate Democratic colleagues urged the leaders of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives to immediately call Congress back into session in order to pass emergency funding legislation to address the growing public health threat posed by the Zika virus. Zika […]

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CDC Director Tom Frieden tells Congress to please act fast on funding for Zika

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

CDC Director Tom Frieden tells Congress to please act fast on funding for Zika

Resources are thin as South Florida battles mosquitoes in the Wynwood arts district of Miami. A one square mile that has seen 15 Zika cases. In the U.S. the count is up to 1,657 Zika cases. Virginia has 51 as of July 27. Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in four counties. Yesterday U.S. Sen. […]

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Smaller brush pile pickup will keep crap off the street says city manager

Monday, August 1, 2016

Smaller brush pile pickup will keep crap off the street says city manager

On Jun 6 Waste Management began pick up of  intermediate size brush piles as small as 2′ x 3′. City manager Chris Morrill said, “the goal is to get crap off the street by keeping brush and bulk off the street” Skip Decker, manager of Waste Management listened to citizens concerns and council had instructed […]

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Congress vacations as Zika virus cases mount

Friday, July 29, 2016

Congress vacations as Zika virus cases mount

As of June 27 there are 1,657 (up from 1,404 last week) Zika cases reported in the U.S. and Virginia has increased to 51 cases from 43 a week ago. Four cases of Zika infection in Miami are highly likely to have been caused by infected mosquitoes as reported in the NY Times. July 20, 2016: […]

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Fourth and final night DNCC schedule

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Fourth and final night DNCC schedule

PHILADELPHIA – The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced the program for the final day of the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia from July 25 to July 28. The night will end with Hillary Clinton’s acceptance of the Democratic Party’s nomination.In Philadelphia, Democrats have laid out the clear stakes in this election – […]

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DNCC third night program – Tim Kaine nomination as VP

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

DNCC third night program - Tim Kaine nomination as VP

PHILADELPHIA – The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced the program for the third day of the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia from July 25 to July 28. In Philadelphia, Democrats are laying out the clear stakes in this election – a choice between building walls and tearing people down or an optimistic […]

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Anne Holton resigns as Secretary of Education – Dr. Dietra Trent appointed as replacement

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Anne Holton resigns as Secretary of Education - Dr. Dietra Trent appointed as replacement

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement congratulating Anne Holton on her service to the Commonwealth as the Secretary of Education and on her new role following the selection of her husband, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, as Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate: “As Virginia’s Secretary of Education, Anne has been a tireless […]

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DNCC second night program

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced the program for the second day of the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia from July 25 to July 28. In Philadelphia, Democrats are laying out the clear stakes in this election – a choice between building walls and tearing people down or an optimistic […]

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