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  • Home-garden news for Sept. 25: Volunteers sought for Virginia's natural resource effort

    Stewardship Virginia, a statewide campaign to encourage and recognize volunteer activities with a tangible impact on Virginia's natural resources, continues this year with events across the state. The campaign's fall activities run through Oct. 31, a...
  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces statewide unified command group for Ebola preparedness

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces statewide unified command group for Ebola preparedness
    Virginia is taking additional steps to strengthen the level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by mobilizing a statewide unified command group, which will be responsible for coordinating resources and personnel, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday in a...
  • NASA Langley helps build robot to fetch an asteroid

    NASA Langley helps build robot to fetch an asteroid
    Before American astronauts go to Mars, they first have to grapple with an asteroid. Literally. NASA plans to launch a robotic mission in a few years to capture a small asteroid, haul it home and redirect it into a stable orbit around the moon. Then...
  • California governor signs phase-out of plastic bags

    California governor signs phase-out of plastic bags
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday fulfilled a promise by signing a measure that will phase out single-use plastic bags from checkout stands at California supermarkets, convenience stores, liquor stores and pharmacies. California is the first state in the...
  • Gov. McAuliffe, GOP legislators strike budget deal

    Gov. McAuliffe, GOP legislators strike budget deal
    RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe presented a united front with House Republican leaders Monday, rolling out an agreed-upon strategy to address dragging state revenues. In short, they settled on largely across-the-board budget cuts of about 3...
  • Breaking down the charges against the McDonnells

    Breaking down the charges against the McDonnells
    RICHMOND — The jury deciding the federal corruption case against Virginia's former governor and his wife is expected to hand down a total of 26 findings when they render their verdict after a five-week trial. Bob and Maureen McDonnell each face 12...
  • Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam calls for Medicaid expansion

     Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam calls for Medicaid expansion
    The key to providing access to quality health care for those with a mental illness lies in the expansion of Medicaid, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday to a crowd of 500 at the 25th annual Thanksgiving banquet of Hampton-Newport News Community Services...
  • Furniture maker Friant and Associates opening a plant in Suffolk

    Furniture maker Friant and Associates opening a plant in Suffolk
    An office furniture manufacturer will spend $17.4 million to open its first Virginia operation in Suffolk, the governor's office announced Thursday. Friant and Associates' new project will create 166 jobs, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in a news release....
  • Jury's quick verdict in McDonnell case a message in itself

    Jury's quick verdict in McDonnell case a message in itself
    RICHMOND — The guilty verdicts for Bob and Maureen McDonnell came faster and more decisively than usual in public corruption cases, where juries routinely deadlock on least some counts — perhaps a sign that the law and the voters are taking...
  • Politics could be issue in McDonnell jury deliberations

    Politics could be issue in McDonnell jury deliberations
    RICHMOND — When word leaked of a federal investigation into then Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, in the midst of hot election year, there was plenty of grumbling about playing politics — and politics could still pay a role as 12...
  • McDonnells guilty: Politicians, others react to McDonnell verdicts

    McDonnells guilty: Politicians, others react to McDonnell verdicts
    Politicians and others from around the state are reacting to the conviction of Bob and Maureen McDonnell. Here are some of them (this story will be updated throughout the day): Gov. Terry McAuliffe “I am deeply saddened by the events of the...