Government & Politics

Government & Politics
6:17 am
Mon November 18, 2013

VaNews for 11.18.13

Virginia restaurants may soon be able to tweet you about Happy Hour and a frustrated high school football coach takes it out on the band.

Those are among the most clicked stories in recent days at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on

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Government & Politics
4:55 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Special Election in the 6th District

With the election of Ralph Northam to be Virginia’s next lieutenant governor, his state senate seat will open, and there will be a special election to replace him.  It’s a vote that could have statewide implications.

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Government & Politics
4:44 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Mark Obenshain's Next Steps

Virginia Attorney General candidate and State Senator Mark Obenshain isn’t accepting defeat now that an UNOFFICIAL Board of Elections tally gives his Democratic opponent, Senator Mark Herring, a 164-vote lead. Obenshain says it's too early to talk about a recount, but while he waits for the final numbers, he’s putting together a transition team-as permitted under state law.

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Uranium Mining
7:21 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Governor-Elect Already Tackling a Hot Button Issue

He’s not in office yet, but Virginia’s next Governor is already making his position clear when it comes to uranium mining efforts.

It’s a touchy subject, but Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe is already diving into the issue of uranium mining in the state.

Just a week after being elected to office, McAuliffe says he will veto any bill seeking to lift the moratorium, or (seeking) to establish a regulatory framework for mining. That’s according to the Danville Register and Bee.

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Attorney General Race
7:53 am
Tue November 12, 2013

The Pendulum Swings in the Race for AG


One week after Election Day, there is still no clear winner in the state race for Attorney General. It is still a very fluctuating match.

Things can change quickly in ANY race, and that is certainly no exception in the race for Virginia’s next Attorney General, between Republican Mark Obenshain and Democrat Mark Herring.

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