Education / Health / Virginia

Governor and First Lady announce 10 million meal increase in statewide school breakfast program

~ Program growth driven by adoption of alternative service models, which provide access to breakfast as a part of the school day ~ NORFOLK– Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe announced today, Sept. 20, that over 10 million more school breakfasts were served to Virginia students during the 2016-2017 school year compared to … Continue reading

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More than rough apartments where Pharrell’s music love began

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Dot Miles stood on the sidewalk outside her building at the Atlantis Apartments holding a few decades-old photographs of a wedding. One shows a boy in a white tuxedo holding a ring-bearer pillow. Another is of his parents getting married. The last shows the boy in the same outfit, a … Continue reading

How Trump is sabotaging the Affordable Care Act in Virginia
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How Trump is sabotaging the Affordable Care Act in Virginia

An editorial by Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) Since President Trump took office, he and his administration have expressed their intention to sabotage the Affordable Care Act by creating instability in state insurance markets. As governors and other leaders across the nation warned, the Trump administration’s actions could threaten the health care and indeed the lives … Continue reading

Business / Education / National / Technology / Virginia

Gov. McAuliffe announces Thomas Nelson Community College’s designation as a National Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe announced Thursday, Sept. 14, that the United States National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have officially designated Thomas Nelson Community College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education (CAE2Y). This designation acknowledges schools that excel in educating students to become leaders in … Continue reading

Political commentator Bakari Sellers to speak at NSU Founders Day Breakfast
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Political commentator Bakari Sellers to speak at NSU Founders Day Breakfast

Bakari Sellers, a CNN contributor and political commentator, will deliver the keynote address at Norfolk State University’s 2017 Founders Day Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 a.m., in the NSU Student Center. The event is a part of the university’s Founders Day activities and 82-year anniversary celebration. Sellers provides commentary and analysis to shows … Continue reading

Business / Politics / Virginia

Gov. McAuliffe announces start of statewide tax amnesty

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the start of the 2017 Virginia Tax Amnesty Program which provides delinquent individual and business taxpayers the opportunity to pay back taxes with no penalties and half the interest between September 13 and November 14, 2017. Approved by the 2017 General Assembly, the program assumes the collection of $89.5 million … Continue reading

Education / Virginia

Gov. McAuliffe praises increase in public school accreditation

RICHMOND –Wednesday, Sept. 13, the Virginia Department of Education announced that of the Commonwealth’s 1,823 schools, only 250 are not fully accredited for the 2017-18 school year. The number of fully accredited schools is now 86 percent, up from 77 percent when Governor McAuliffe took office during the 2013-14 school year. “This is a significant accomplishment … Continue reading

MCJR Week, Sept. 25-29, examines the Fourth Estate
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MCJR Week, Sept. 25-29, examines the Fourth Estate

Theme:  The Fourth Estate | Protecting Truth, Preserving Democracy and Serving the People Join us for MCJR Week 2017 September 25 – 29, 2017! We have a phenomenal lineup of alumni, industry professionals and friends. You don’t want to miss this!  Save-the-date! Continue reading

U.S. News / Virginia

Charlottesville suspect arrested in Georgia to be extradited

BC-US–Confederate Monument Protest,3rd Ld-Writethru Aug 29, 2017 4:55PM (GMT-04:00) – 541 words Eds: Updates with court official saying Ramos agreed to be extradited during Tuesday hearing. Edits story summary. Tweaks headlines. Recasts first sentence. Minor edits. With AP Photos. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man wanted in connection with the beating of a black man … Continue reading

NSU wins Battle of the States, loses Labor Day Classic
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NSU wins Battle of the States, loses Labor Day Classic

The 2017 Labor Day Classic will go down in Norfolk State history as a bittersweet loss and victory to longtime rival Virginia State University. The Trojans beat the Spartans 14-10 on the gridiron, but in the Battle of the States, the first-ever fundraising challenge between the two HBCUs, Norfolk State was victorious. NSU raised $316,866 … Continue reading

US Justice Department won’t charge Baltimore police officers
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US Justice Department won’t charge Baltimore police officers

BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday it won’t bring federal civil rights charges against six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest and in-custody death of Freddie Gray, a young black man whose death touched off weeks of protests and unrest in the city. The officers were charged by state prosecutors … Continue reading

National / Politics / Virginia

Senate unanimously approves Warner, Kaine resolution condemning hate groups

WASHINGTON – Prompted by the violence and domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Va., on August 11 and 12, 2017, the U.S. Senate yesterday, Sept. 11, unanimously approved a bipartisan resolution introduced by U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) condemning … Continue reading

Governor McAuliffe declares State of Emergency for Virginia and to provide aid to states impacted by Hurricane Irma
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Governor McAuliffe declares State of Emergency for Virginia and to provide aid to states impacted by Hurricane Irma

RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the potential impact from Hurricane Irma. The order is designed to help Virginia mitigate any damage caused by the storm and to streamline the process that the Commonwealth uses to provide assistance to other states vulnerable to Irma. “It is unfortunate that just as … Continue reading

The Latest: Richmond, Sam Houston St set postponed game
Sports / U.S. News / Virginia

The Latest: Richmond, Sam Houston St set postponed game

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on how Hurricane Harvey has affected sports in and around Houston (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Richmond’s season-opener at Sam Houston State, postponed by Hurricane Harvey, will be made up Friday night at Baylor. The school announced the rescheduling Monday night. The Spiders and Sam Houston State were originally scheduled … Continue reading

Dave Matthews Band to host Charlottesville ‘unity’ show
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Dave Matthews Band to host Charlottesville ‘unity’ show

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Dave Matthews Band, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande will be among the performers at a free unity concert in Charlottesville, Virginia, later this month. A news release Wednesday from the University of Virginia says the Dave Matthews Band, which got its start in Charlottesville, came up with the … Continue reading

Charlottesville residents vent at ‘recovery’ town hall
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Charlottesville residents vent at ‘recovery’ town hall

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville residents told city leaders at an emotional community meeting they were traumatized by a white nationalist rally and dissatisfied with the way officials handled the event and the violence that unfolded. Hundreds of people attended the event promoted as a “community recovery town hall” Sunday at a performing arts center. … Continue reading