Government & Politics

Anti-Terrorism Project
7:23 am
Fri October 18, 2013

UVA Student Project Gains International Attention

Credit www.virginia.edu

College students hand in millions of papers each year, and most end up in the trash, but a University of Virginia undergraduate was surprised and honored when her 26-page paper was given to hundreds of experts on counter-terrorism.

                   
Rachel Schwartz is a junior at the University of Virginia - a double major in biology and foreign affairs, so it was no surprise that she found the subject of chemical weapons interesting.

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Economics & Economy
7:11 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Tobacco Settlement to Benefit Rural Virginia Communities

Credit www.history.org

It’s been difficult to attract business and provide more opportunities to some of the more economically distressed parts of Virginia, but there’s hope for those areas through the national tobacco settlement. Although the money is being applied to areas within the Commonwealth’s tobacco region, HOW it's being applied will directly impact surrounding areas and indirectly boost the state's economy.

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Debt Deal
7:54 am
Thu October 17, 2013

VA Lawmakers On Both Sides of the Debt Deal

Virginia lawmakers split their votes last evening on the deal to open the government and avoid a potential default.

Even in the face of a potential default, Republican Congressman Morgan Griffith says he just couldn’t support the compromise.

“I campaigned on not voting to raise the debt ceiling unless there were some significant changes in the law that would help the United States of America, and particularly the 9th District of Virginia.”

But Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner says the gridlock on display the last couple weeks will have a lasting impact.

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Government & Politics
4:46 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Governor McDonnell's Plans for His Final Days in Office

His term as Virginia’s chief executive is in its final stretch, but Governor McDonnell has rolled out a full plate of initiatives and budget actions he’ll propose before he leaves office.  He’ll announce more details on each soon.  The Governor’s so-called “Sprint to the Finish” is a blueprint for his final 100 days in office.

McDonnell plans to step up efforts to restore felons’ rights.

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Government & Politics
6:48 am
Mon October 14, 2013

VaNews for 10.14.13

A major test for Virginia's conservation easement program and how to film a big budget movie without attracting a lot of attention. Those stories have been among the most clicked over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org.

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