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  • Thursday April 28th, 2016 mcauliffe-2
    RICHMOND, Va (WVIR) – Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe says he will not convene a special session requested by Republican House and Senate leaders in regards to his actions restoring felon’s rights. Last week, McAuliffe signed an executive order to restore rights for more than 200,000 felons who had completed their sentences and re-entered society. House Speaker Bill Howell and Senate Leader Thomas Norment are concerned the action ...
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  • Wednesday April 27th, 2016 triton3
    NORFOLK, Va.  — The state of Florida is now making its pitch, to try to land the Navy’s next generation of unmanned surveillance drones. Well, it turns out, so are two places in the Sunshine State.It’s been known for two weeks that Wallops Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore is under consideration for home-basing of the new Triton aircraft. It could mean hundreds of new jobs and millions ...
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  • Wednesday April 27th, 2016 VDEM
    RICHMOND, Va.  — Virginia has set up a new revolving loan fund designed to help property owners prepare for rising sea levels. The “Virginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund” was first proposed in 2015. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management will provide localities with funding for low-cost loans to property owners experiencing flood damage. As the loans are repaid, money will be returned to the fund for use by ...
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  • Wednesday April 27th, 2016 mcdonnell
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has formed a consulting company with his sister to advise corporate clients. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://goo.gl/hQTix3 ) McDonnell formed the company, called The McDonnell Group, last year with his sister, Maureen. McDonnell is also working as a consultant to The ESG Companies on its plan to build a new arena in Virginia Beach, according to his sister. The former ...
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  • Tuesday April 26th, 2016 Richmond_Virginia_Capitol
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Republican leaders of the Virginia General Assembly are calling on Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe to convene a special legislative session to discuss the governor’s recent restoration of voting and other civil rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons. House Speaker William J. Howell and Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. sent a letter to McAuliffe Tuesday requesting a special session. The GOP ...
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  • Tuesday April 26th, 2016 Bob McDonnell,  Bobby McDonnell,
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will decide how far politicians can go in doing favors for people who give them money as it takes up the public corruption case of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. The justices in their final argument of the term on Wednesday will consider the appeal of McDonnell, who was convicted accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from a ...
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  • Tuesday April 26th, 2016 verizon-logo
    Warsaw Mayor Mark Milstead is taking a stand in the Verizon strike… Milstead agreed to send a letter on behalf of the town of Warsaw, in defense of the Main Street Verizon office, which has been threatened with closure in order to shift the company to using mega centers instead of separate offices. According to Theresa Balderson, a local Verizon employee, who is also chief ...
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