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Virginia raises a toast to George Washington's whiskey
Mar 22,2017

George Washington is recognized as the father of our country, but with a bill signed into law by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Washington also will be recognized under another title – distiller of Virginia’s official liquor.

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McAuliffe OKs $1.6 million for wrongfully imprisoned man
Mar 21,2017

With a stroke of his pen, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has cleared Keith Allen Harward to receive nearly $1.6 million from the commonwealth of Virginia for the 33 years he spent in prison for crimes


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New laws target puppy mills and allow lifetime pet licenses
Mar 21,2017

Virginia soon will have three new laws that will impact its furry residents and their owners. Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed bills that will bar pet stores from buying dogs from unscrupulous sellers

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Students lobby Kaine’s office over Trump's budget proposals
Mar 17,2017

After President Donald Trump proposed slashing the budget of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, students with the group Environment Virginia urged Sen. Tim Kaine to fight back.


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Documenting the forgotten contributions of black legislators
Mar 17,2017

At the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1867-1868, James Carter, who represented Chesterfield and Powhatan counties, introduced a resolution requiring students to attend public

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McAuliffe vetoes bills he says could restrict voting rights
Mar 16,2017

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday vetoed a bill that he said could disenfranchise qualified voters but Republican legislators said could reduce voter fraud.

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Activists, lawmakers demand attorney general resign
Mar 16,2017

Bearing signs that read "No Concessions for Sessions!", "Perjury = Prison" and "Nyet Paid," more than 50 protesters in downtown Richmond demanded the resignation of U.S.

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Law ensures Virginians can resell tickets
Mar 15,2017

In a defeat for Ticketmaster, a new state law will allow Virginians to resell tickets they’ve bought for concerts, football and basketball games, and other public events.




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