President Moore reacts to Charlottesville tragedy
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President Moore reacts to Charlottesville tragedy

August 15, 2017   As the proud father of a 32-year-old daughter that currently studies and works at the University of Virginia, I am deeply troubled by the violence, hate, and racism that were on full display in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend, and the continued impact it is having on my daughter today and … Continue reading

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Governors call for immediate action to stabilize health insurance marketplaces in states

WASHINGTON—Today, Aug. 2, the National Governors Association (NGA) Health and Human Services Committee, led by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, released the following statement on cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) within individual health insurance marketplaces. ————————————————————————- “The Administration has the opportunity to stabilize the health insurance market across our nation and ensure that our residents can … Continue reading

Exclusive interview with NSU President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr.
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Exclusive interview with NSU President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr.

by Malik Glaspie, Managing Editor On Wednesday, July 19, the Spartan Echo had an opportunity to sit down with Norfolk State University President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. (Editor’s Note: The entire unedited interview is available as embedded video at the end of this article.) Several topics were discussed ranging from the usual annual … Continue reading

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Governor McAuliffe announces Virginia now home to 206 licensed breweries

~ Virginia now has more breweries than North Carolina! ~ RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday, June 15, that Virginia is now home to 206 licensed breweries, moving ahead of neighboring state North Carolina. A newly released economic impact study shows that Virginia’s booming beer industry contributes more than $9.34 billion annually to Virginia’s … Continue reading

Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Mueller
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Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller, the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the U.S. election and possible collusion with Trump’s campaign. As Mueller builds his legal team, Trump’s allies have begun raising questions about the former FBI director’s impartiality, suggesting he cannot be … Continue reading

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Governor names new Board of Visitors members for Norfolk State University

Governor Terry McAuliffe recently appointed two new members to the Norfolk State University Board of Visitors. The newest board members are Corynne S. Arnett and Rodney O. Powell. Arnett, of Richmond, is the vice president of financial management at Dominion Energy Inc. She is responsible for the financial analysis, forecasting, budgeting functions and generation system … Continue reading

Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation
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Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and GOP leaders insisted Tuesday the Senate will vote soon on legislation to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” But even as senators headed toward the make-or-break vote before the Fourth of July, deep uncertainty remained about whether the emerging legislation would command enough support to pass. Meeting with Republican congressional … Continue reading

Flynn turns over documents to panel probing Russia, Trump
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Flynn turns over documents to panel probing Russia, Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn turned over about 600 pages of documents Tuesday to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to a congressional aide. The aide said the committee’s investigators immediately began reviewing the information to determine the extent … Continue reading

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McAuliffe announces Ferguson to expand operations, creating 434 new jobs in Newport News

~ Largest U.S. plumbing wholesaler to invest $82.8 million to expand headquarters, build new campus platform ~ NEWPORT NEWS – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday, June 5, that Ferguson, the largest plumbing wholesaler in the U.S., will invest $82.8 million to expand its headquarters operation in the City of Newport News, retaining more than 1,000 … Continue reading

Putin: Russia doesn’t hack but “patriotic” individuals might
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Putin: Russia doesn’t hack but “patriotic” individuals might

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin acknowledged that some “patriotic” individuals may have engaged in hacking but insisted Russia as a country has never done it, and he pledged Thursday to wait out U.S. political battles to forge constructive ties with President Donald Trump. The Russian leader lamented what he described as “Russo-phobic … Continue reading

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Federal judge declines to reconsider license suspension suit

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has decided not reconsider a class-action lawsuit filed against the commissioner of Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/2skpbzN ) Judge Norman Moon is standing by his decision to dismiss the case from federal court saying in a May 22 ruling that the issues were … Continue reading

Officials probe whether suspect lived illegally at complex
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Officials probe whether suspect lived illegally at complex

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials are examining whether the man accused of killing a Virginia State Police special agent was living illegally at the public housing complex where the fatal shooting took place. Media outlets report that court records list 27-year-old Travis Ball’s home address at the Mosby Court complex, but the Richmond Redevelopment and … Continue reading

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‘Pill mill’ trial delayed for accused doctor’s surgery

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Court records show the jury trial for a prescription drug ring in Virginia has been rescheduled because the accused doctor involved is having surgery. Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2qufp1G ) the trial set to begin Wednesday has been rescheduled for Aug. 7 as 61-year-old Dr. Clarence Scranage Jr. will be having kidney … Continue reading

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Governor McAuliffe announces Virginia’s largest municipal utility solar farm to begin construction in August

~ Kentuck Solar Project to power more than 900 homes in the City of Danville ~ DANVILLE – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday, May 30, that the Kentuck Solar project, Virginia’s largest municipal utility solar farm, will begin construction this August. The Kentuck project is a 6 megawatt solar array that will be part … Continue reading

Suspected drug thefts persist at VA centers
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Suspected drug thefts persist at VA centers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating dozens of new cases of possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Veterans Affairs hospitals, a sign the problem isn’t going away as more prescriptions disappear. Data obtained by The Associated Press show 36 criminal investigations opened by the VA inspector general’s office from Oct. 1 … Continue reading