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Governor McAuliffe’s admitted to VCU Medical Center

Monday, January 19, 2015

Governor McAuliffe’s admitted to VCU Medical Center today said Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Communications Director Brian Coy. “While on vacation with his family in Africa, Governor McAuliffe was thrown from a horse, which resulted in seven broken ribs. While the injury did not impair his ability to do his job and his doctors expected the injury […]

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U.S. Western District Court of Virginia: 1/19-1/23, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

ROANOKE DIVISION US v. Lamont Dwight Liverman (Guilty Plea: January 20 at 10:00 a.m.) AGE: 41 ADDRESS: Roanoke, Virginia Liverman has been charged with heroin trafficking charges. US v. George Ater Anyuon (Sentencing: January 21 at 9:30 a.m.) AGE: 36 ADDRESS: Not Available Anyuon, and others, were convicted of conspiring to defraud the United States. US v. […]

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SCOTUS hearing on marriage equality does not affect Virginia

Friday, January 16, 2015

RICHMOND (January 16, 2015)–Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to hear four marriage equality cases from the Sixth Circuit, the only circuit to rule against marriage equality since the landmark Windsor case. The decision to hear the cases does not affect marriage equality in Virginia. “Last year, […]

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RPV files formal ethics complaint against Sen. Mark Warner

Friday, January 16, 2015

RPV files formal ethics complaint against Sen. Mark Warner

RPV Chairman Pat Mullins in a statement referenced The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 that bans members from offering to use their influence to secure employment solely for political gain. The Republican Party of Virginia filed a formal ethics complaint against Democratic Senator Mark R. Warner in connection with his ‘brainstorming’ about a […]

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Taubman Museum begins work on a special exhibition gallery

Friday, January 16, 2015

Taubman Museum begins work on a special exhibition gallery

Taubman Museum of Art to Complete Its Building with the Renovation of a 3,700 Square Foot Gallery Space Roanoke, Va. (January 16, 2015) – The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to announce that it will begin work immediately on a Special Exhibition Gallery.  The construction will complete a formerly unoccupied and unimproved space. Bill Hume, […]

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What Senate Minority Leader Saslaw’s amended finance reports show

Friday, January 16, 2015

Falsifying information on a campaign finance report is punishable by a class 5 felony. A little research into Senate Minority Leader Richard “Dick” Saslaw’s amended campaign finance reports shows the name of the person who was not authroized to appropriate $600,000 of Saslaw’s campaign stash. As reported in the Richmond Times Dispatch on Wednesday Senate Minoriy […]

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This gaping hole in ethics reform needs to be closed

Friday, January 16, 2015

This gaping hole in ethics reform needs to be closed

Gift limits or no gifts at all will do nothing to stop the money flow into legislators pockets unless the campaign finance loophole is closed. One delegate took the challenge on last year with a bill introduced that prohibited “personal use” of campaign funds. It was left in the Privileges and Elections Committee. Delegate Marcus […]

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Roanoke delegate assigned to three committees

Thursday, January 15, 2015

ROANOKE, VA-Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has been appointed to the Militia, Police, and Public Safety Committee by House Speaker William J. Howell.  The new assignment takes his committee assignments to a total of three, as he has also been serving on the Privileges & Elections and Science & Technology committees since the 2014 session. […]

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Request For Information issued explores solar energy on state buildings

Thursday, January 15, 2015

RICHMOND – Through the Virginia Office of Public-Private Partnerships (VAP3), in coordination with the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, Governor Terry McAuliffe today released a Request for Information (RFI) exploring whether solar energy development at, around, and/or atop state-owned property and/or buildings would make business sense, address state priorities and benefit the public. […]

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Roanoke County Democratic Chair on Cabell Brand’s death

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Roanoke County Democratic Chair on Cabell Brand's death

Cabell Brand was born in Salem, educated at VMI, served his country in WW II, turned the family shoe business into a million-dollar operation, and started one of the most successful community action organizations in the south.  He spent his life finding ways to help people get back on their feet and onto a path of self-sufficiency, safety, […]

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Guests of the Governor in the gallery at State of the Commonwealth Address

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Not in the prepared release to media was Colin Goddard a survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007. Governor McAuliffe wants Virginia to reinstate “one gun a month” and institute gun show background checks. Goddard was shot four times while in French class. Three bullets remain in his hips and knee. Goddard is an active gun background […]

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Governor McAuliffe State of the Commonwealth text

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Governor McAuliffe State of the Commonwealth text

Lieutenant Governor Northam, Speaker Howell, Chairman Stosch, men and women of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, people of Virginia – thank you for inviting me to be with you tonight. And I want to especially thank the First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe, for her compassion, her energy and her commitment to making sure that […]

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