Steel Dynamics to invest $28 million in upgrades and training of existing employees

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Steel Dynamics to invest $28 million in upgrades and training of existing employees

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Steel Dynamics, one of the largest domestic steel producers and metals recyclers in the United States, will invest $28 million in its Roanoke Bar Division in the City of Roanoke to purchase new equipment and make facility enhancements, including railroad track upgrades, and increasing capacity of its rolling mill […]

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Roanoke Valley Governor’s School 2017 Student Project Forum Awards

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Roanoke Valley Governor's School 2017 Student Project Forum Awards

On Saturday, January 28th, 264 gifted and talented students from across the Roanoke Valley participated in Roanoke Valley Governor’s School for Science and Technology’s annual Student Project Forum. The following students received awards in their categories: ANIMAL SCIENCES A Third Place “The Effect of Coenzyme Q10 Supplement on the Heart Rate of Daphnia magna” Nickolas […]

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Electric Personal Delivery Devices on sidewalks passes in Virginia Senate

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

(RICHMOND, VA) —Legislation patroned by Senator Bill DeSteph (8th District), allowing the use of Electric Personal Delivery Devices (EPDD) in the Commonwealth of Virginia, has unanimously passed the Virginia Senate.  SB 1207 marks the first affirmative statewide approval of EPDDs operating on sidewalks, shared-use paths, and crosswalks in the United States. The EPDDs travel on […]

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Novatech Group to invest $3 million in Martinsville and create 50 new jobs

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

MARTINSVILLE – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Novatech Group, a leading Quebec manufacturer of doorglass, steel doors, patio doors, retractable screens, and insulated glass with or without blinds, will invest $3 million to establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Henry County. The company will lease a 100,000-square-foot facility to produce and distribute a […]

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DMV customers will soon be able to register to vote electronically

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Department of Elections customers will be able to apply electronically to register to vote at DMV’s 74 customer service centers and five mobile offices throughout the Commonwealth. Virginians have been able to apply to register to vote at DMV since […]

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Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26 billion – video

Monday, June 13, 2016

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26 billion - video

Have a LinkedIn account? Have LinkedIn stock? Microsoft today announced that it will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner will remain. Chairman of the board, Reid Hoffman, co-founder and […]

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Gov. McAuliffe’s budget includes increased funding for education, raises for state employees

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gov. McAuliffe's budget includes increased funding for education, raises for state employees

Despite federal sequestration Governor Terry McAuliffe Virginia faced a $2.4 billion dollar state budget shortfall. These cuts disrupted strategic planning and severely harm the state’s economy. “Now, the economic landscape has changed for the better, Congress is getting its act together, and we have a genuine opportunity to take the next step forward,” he said. He […]

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Virginia voters can now apply for an absentee ballot online

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

RICHMOND — At 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, the Virginia Department of Elections (ELECT) launched its new Citizen Portal, which will allow Virginia voters to apply for an absentee ballot online.  The secure online system will take voters through the application process step-by-step and allow users to sign the application using their Virginia […]

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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. […]

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U.S. Senator Mark Warner says OPM director should step down over security failures

Thursday, July 9, 2015

U.S. Senator Mark Warner says OPM director should step down over security failures

UPDATE: U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, responded to the news that Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta has resigned. “This is the right move for the agency and all those affected by the breach. The focus now needs to be on fixing the problem and […]

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AG Herring joins in letter to Congress cautioning against federal preemption of state data breach

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

AG Herring joins in letter to Congress cautioning against federal preemption of state data breach

RICHMOND (July 7, 2015) -Attorney General Mark R. Herring today joined a bipartisan effort to ensure that Virginia consumers and their personal information are afforded the most protection possible in any future federal legislation dealing with data breach notification or data security. In a letter to Congressional leadership, Herring and 46 other attorneys general caution […]

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U.S. Senators Warner and Kaine on government security clearance processing shutdown

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) today pressed Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta for more details on how the agency plans to address the government security clearance processing backlog after OPM identified a vulnerability in the web-based platform […]

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