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.
Port Authority enjoys record performance
January 28th, 2015
Port of Virginia has completed its sixth consecutive month of profitable operation.
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.
Motorists won’t feel gas hike initially, industry insiders say
January 1st, 2015
With gas prices at a five-year low, motorists in Virginia can expect to pay an extra 5 cents at the pump this year due to a hike in the commonwealth’s wholesale gas tax.
Virginia aims for diversity with new economic plan
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.
Virginia to hold business plan competition next year
December 8th, 2014
Virginia will host a world business plan competition next year.
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.
New council focuses on hunger
November 25th, 2014
A new statewide council, Bridging the Nutritional Divide, has been created to battle hunger.
State commerce chief speaks at Shenandoah U.
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.
McAuliffe establishes task force to promote LGBT tourism in Va.
November 17th, 2014
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that he will create a LGBT Tourism Task Force to promote Virginia as a tourism destination for gays and lesbians.
Comstock prevails to win seat in Congress
November 4th, 2014
Del. Barbara Comstock, R-McLean, got the promotion she wanted to the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday night.
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, Gillespie urge supporters to finish strong
October 29th, 2014
Local Republicans packed the party’s campaign headquarters Wednesday to hear pep talks from the candidates running for the U.S. Senate and for Congress in the 10th District.
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.