‘Shame’ spray-painted on Confederate monument in Virginia
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‘Shame’ spray-painted on Confederate monument in Virginia

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The word “shame” has been spray-painted on a Confederate monument in Virginia. Media outlets report Norfolk police spokesman Daniel Hudson says officers were called to the vandalism site Monday morning. The Norfolk City Council decided in 2015 to keep the monument, despite pressure from a local civil rights group. At the … Continue reading

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McAuliffe announces solar array installation on UVA’s Clemons Library

~ Array will cover more than 7,500 square feet and is estimated to produce almost 200,000 kWh annually ~ CHARLOTTESVILLE – Governor McAuliffe announced Tuesday, April 18, the first large solar project to be owned and operated by the University of Virginia. The 324-panel system covers more than 7,500 square feet and is estimated to … Continue reading

Famous Zuzu African Acrobats perform at Norfolk State April 19
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Famous Zuzu African Acrobats perform at Norfolk State April 19

The Zuzu African Acrobats, an acrobatic troupe originally from Kenya, will be performing at Norfolk State University on April 19 at 7 p.m. in room 149 of the Student Center. This is a free event. The acrobats have performed throughout America since 1999 and have been featured on “America’s Got Talent” as well as other … Continue reading

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Bipartisan coalition of senators renew legislation to combat campus sexual assaults

Group of Republican and Democratic Senators reintroduce Campus Accountability and Safety Act to prevent sexual assault on college campuses, protect survivors, and provide accountability and transparency for institutions WASHINGTON — Yesterday, April 6, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues reintroduced legislation to combat sexual assault on college and … Continue reading

Warner, Portman introduce bill to increase college access for low-income students
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Warner, Portman introduce bill to increase college access for low-income students

Bipartisan legislation would let students earn college credit through Pell Grant program WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced bipartisan legislation to make college more affordable for low-income students by letting them earn college credits while still in high school with the help of the Pell Grant program. The Go to … 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

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Health department program to dispense overdose reversal drug

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A Shenandoah Valley health department district is starting a pilot program to distribute naloxone, an opioid overdose-reversal drug. Health officials said in a news release recently that the Central Shenandoah Health District will join three community services boards in providing naloxone and free training for how to use it. The News-Leader … Continue reading

McAuliffe announces nearly $945,000 in Virginia telecommunication grants
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McAuliffe announces nearly $945,000 in Virginia telecommunication grants

Five localities receive funding to extend broadband access with new initiative RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced nearly $945,000 in grants through the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) for Albemarle, Augusta, Bland, Gloucester and Greensville counties. The VATI program provides funding for communities partnering with private sector providers to extend broadband access to unserved areas … Continue reading

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Allfirst to invest $130,000 in Suffolk headquarters and add jobs

RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday, March 21, that Allfirst, L.L.C., an industrial general contractor and metal fabricator, will invest $130,000 to expand its headquarters in the City of Suffolk. The company will purchase new machinery and tools, and retrain up to 62 existing employees to operate the equipment and perform other functions. Allfirst … Continue reading

Norfolk State raises tuition for 2017-18 academic year
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Norfolk State raises tuition for 2017-18 academic year

The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors voted at its regular meeting on Friday, March 17, to set tuition and fee rates for the 2017-18 academic year. The board approved a $160 increase in tuition and a $138 increase in mandatory fees for resident undergraduate students. The tuition for graduate students increased $850 and mandatory … Continue reading

Politics / Virginia

Former rival to Virginia speaker considering another run

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former tea party favorite who tried unsuccessfully to unseat one of the most powerful Republicans in Virginia is considering taking another run at elected office. The Free Lance-Star reports (http://bit.ly/2nkXNDB ) former Stafford County Supervisor Susan Stimpson may run again for a seat in the House of Delegates. Stimpson lost … Continue reading

European grocery store chain to begin hiring in Virginia
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European grocery store chain to begin hiring in Virginia

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Lidl, the German no-frills supermarket chain, is set to begin hiring in Virginia for some of its first stores in the U.S. The chain announced Thursday that it would begin hiring 800 store associates for locations in 12 Virginia cities. Spokesman Will Harwood tells the Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/2mcPiKd ) the hires … Continue reading