Government & Politics

Government & Politics
6:26 am
Mon April 21, 2014

VaNews for 04.21.14

One of the 20th Century's greatest engineering achievements turns 50 years old....and you'll soon be able to explore the James River online. 

Those have been among the most read stories this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's  VaNews link on

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Government & Politics
5:20 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Gillespie, Warner, and Small Fish at the 66th Annual Shad Planking

Credit CNN

It’s a six decades-old Virginia rite of passage for aspiring statewide officeholders to attend the annual Shad Planking political event in Wakefield.  While all contenders were not invited to speak at this year's gathering, those who are vying for U.S. Senator Mark Warner's seat were not intimidated by his keynote address—especially his presumptive Republican rival, Ed Gillespie.

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The Liberterian Candidate's Game Plan
4:54 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

The Sarvis for Senate Campaign

Robert Sarvis

While he didn't win the Virginia gubernatorial race last year, Libertarian Robert Sarvis pulled more than 6% of the vote—which is impressive for a third-party candidate--and enough for some to argue that he siphoned votes away from former Virginia GOP Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

Now, fresh off that campaign, Sarvis is really trying to pull an upset and win the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Mark Warner.


Sarvis says he's not delusional and knows the odds are against him, but he’s counting on voters who are tired of the two-party system.

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Lower Levels of Emissions
7:40 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Virginia Clean Cities Representatives Talk Natural Gas at Expo

Representatives of Virginia Clean Cities joined car manufacturers and industry experts at a Richmond Expo to showcase new technologies and vehicles powered by natural gas.  They say such vehicles can produce significantly lower levels of emissions than traditional fuel sources….and that switching one waste truck has the pollution-reduction impact of removing 325 cars from the road.

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Government & Politics
7:45 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Cantor Agrees - Government could Help Foster Innovation in Start-Ups

Government needs to foster a climate of creativity and technological innovation so that entrepreneurial ideas and start-ups can flourish. That’s the conclusion of U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who met Monday with members of a Richmond start-up and tech community that promotes creativity and collaboration.

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