Norfolk State extends spring break, goes online until April 6
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Norfolk State extends spring break, goes online until April 6

As Norfolk State University continues to monitor COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the health and safety of the university community remain the top priorities.  Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Norfolk State is taking the following actions. Spring Break Extended … Continue reading

Governor Northam outlines plans for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Governor Northam outlines plans for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

~ Virginia has no confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of March 4 ~ RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced March 4 that state officials are executing longstanding public health plans in response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Virginia currently has no confirmed cases of COVID-19, and state officials are continuously monitoring the virus worldwide. Governor Northam, joined … Continue reading

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Governor signs coal ash clean up legislation

~ Newly-approved bills will protect water quality by removing over 27 million cubic yards of coal ash from unlined ponds in Chesapeake Bay Watershed ~ RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation to clean up more than 27 million cubic yards of coal ash from unlined ponds in Virginia, after a historic bipartisan agreement that was … Continue reading

Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure
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Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans’ stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama’s health care law. But what’s next — more partisan conflict or a pragmatic shift toward cooperation? Unless Republicans and Democrats in Congress can work together, and bring along an often unpredictable President Donald Trump, political conflict over health care … Continue reading

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Norfolk seeks citizen input on “green infrastructure” plan

The City of Norfolk is developing a new ‘green infrastructure’ plan. Come learn about Norfolk’s tree canopy, how to better protect the City from storms, reduce flooding, restore habitats and provide more recreation access. Do you want: Less flooding and clean water? Access to fishing and boating? Safer streets and cleaner air? Attractive neighborhoods? Thriving … Continue reading

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  WASHINGTON (AP) — With time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders are engaged in a frantic search for votes in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Obama health law. The outcome is uncertain in a Capitol newly engulfed in drama over health care. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose … 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

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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

Older Americans want Medicare to pay for long-term care
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Older Americans want Medicare to pay for long-term care

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That option is unlikely to gain much traction as President Donald Trump’s administration and Republicans in Congress … Continue reading

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5 ways to stay on a workout

by Barry Campbell Many people want to start working out and many do. What many people struggle with is sticking to the regimen. It happens that two-thirds of Americans choose working out as their New Year’s resolution. However, 73% of those with the resolution quit or don’t start the regimen. The biggest reasons being they … Continue reading

Terry McAuliffe: Republicans are out of excuses on Medicaid expansion
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Terry McAuliffe: Republicans are out of excuses on Medicaid expansion

An editorial by Gov. Terry McAuliffe Republicans in Richmond have a choice to make. They can choose to stand up for health and opportunity for their constituents and a stronger Virginia economy, or they can allow divisive partisan politics to continue to hurt their commonwealth. For the past 3½ years, Virginia has been engaged in a … Continue reading

Health law created winners and losers when buying insurance
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Health law created winners and losers when buying insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. Subsidized coverage through “Obamacare” offers protection from life’s unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says. Brett Dorsch is also self-employed and buys his own health insurance. But he gets no financial break from the Affordable Care … Continue reading

Iraqi troops advance on western Mosul as Mattis holds talks
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Iraqi troops advance on western Mosul as Mattis holds talks

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces advanced Monday into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a push to drive Islamic State militants from the city’s western half, as the visiting U.S. defense secretary met with officials to discuss the fight against the extremists. With aerial support from the U.S.-led … Continue reading

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Personalized medicine may do more to treat rather than prevent chronic diseases

(THE CONVERSATION) Personalized medicine, which involves tailoring health care to each person’s unique genetic makeup, has the potential to transform how we diagnose, prevent and treat disease. After all, no two people are alike. Mapping a person’s unique susceptibility to disease and targeting the right treatment has deservedly been welcomed as a new power to … Continue reading

Swiss ease citizenship for ‘third-generation’ foreigners
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Swiss ease citizenship for ‘third-generation’ foreigners

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Voters in Switzerland decided Sunday to make it easier for young “third-generation foreigners” to get Swiss citizenship, agreeing to extend to about 25,000 people under age 25 access to the fast-track process now available to foreign spouses of Swiss nationals. The national statistics office said the “naturalization of third-generation immigrants” initiative … Continue reading

Hamas names shadowy militant as new leader in Gaza
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Hamas names shadowy militant as new leader in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas has named a shadowy militant commander as its new leader in the Gaza Strip, an official media outlet confirmed on Monday, placing one of the Islamic militant group’s most hard-line figures in charge of its core power base. The appointment of Yehiya Sinwar, who was freed by Israel … Continue reading

More than 1.5 million are refugees from South Sudan, says UN
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More than 1.5 million are refugees from South Sudan, says UN

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — More than 1.5 million South Sudanese have become refugees and their humanitarian needs are overwhelming aid efforts during the country’s civil war, according to the United Nations. South Sudan’s civil war began in December 2013 and roughly 3.6 million people have fled their homes or become refugees, according to the U.N. … Continue reading