State

Jobless rates fall to lowest since ’08

January 29th, 2015

Virginia saw a 0.2 percent decrease in its seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in December, dropping the rate to 4.8 percent, the lowest since October 2008, Gov. Terry McAuliff reported this week.

Governor seeks solar energy proposals

January 16th, 2015

Gov. Terry McAuliffe released a “request for information” for the Virginia Office of Public-Private Partnerships and the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to explore solar energy development on state owned property on Thursday.

Aiming to make a difference

January 14th, 2015

RICHMOND — The General Assembly convened Wednesday for the first day of its 2015 session amid hopes that at least some of the thousands of bills expected to be introduced will pass and make a meaningful difference in the lives of the state’s 8.3 million residents.

Gov. McAuliffe announces equality agenda for 2015 session

January 13th, 2015

For the 2015 General Assembly legislative session, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced an equal opportunity agenda for women and gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender workers throughout the Commonwealth.

Virginia aims for diversity with new economic plan

Maurice Jones.

December 19th, 2014

According to a recently released report, the Virginia economy will have to diversify and be less reliant on public sector jobs on the federal, state and local levels to maintain a steady economy for years to come.

Virginia organization named one of nation’s best

December 19th, 2014

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) was ranked second in the American Economic Development Institute and Pollina Corporate Real Estate’s Top 10 State Economic Development Organizations for 2014.

Roanoke company to rebrand

December 19th, 2014

Roanoke-based Lawrence Companies, a freight company, is undergoing a re-branding effort.

Job related deaths down across Virginia

November 28th, 2014

The Virginia Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reported a 15 percent decrease in on the job fatalities in the Commonwealth during 2013.

Wife of former inmate settles lawsuit

November 27th, 2014

The wife of a former jail inmate who suffered near-fatal seizures while he was in custody at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center in Winchester has been awarded $2.7 million in a lawsuit settled in U.S. District Court in Roanoke.

State commerce chief speaks at Shenandoah U.

Maurice Jones.

November 18th, 2014

WINCHESTER—The Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade said the commonwealth is strong economically however it will need to diversify in order to meet future demands.

Lessons in fatherhood

November 3rd, 2014

The procession of 27 men filing into a ballroom of the George Washington Hotel on Monday morning bore the invisible baggage of incarceration and hope that their lives were changing for the better.

Comstock, Foust head for finish line in 10th District

October 31st, 2014

The campaign in Northern Virginia’s 10th Congressional District is closing the way it started: Del. Barbara Comstock, R-McLean, continues to be rated a slight favorite over Democrat John Foust, but enough uncertainty remains to give both campaigns reason to work hard until the end.

Comstock, Wolf campaign together in Winchester

September 25th, 2014

The Frederick County Republican Party opened the doors to its 2014 campaign headquarters at 17 W. Boscawen St. Thursday with a rally focused on electing Del. Barbara Comstock to Congress.