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14 May 2013

Should State Publicize List of Animal Abusers?

Virginia already has a registry for “dangerous dogs” – animals that have attacked other pets or people. So how about having a registry for people who abuse animals? That’s what some animal welfare advocates would like.

13 May 2013

Slideshow: Pit Bull Owner Disputes Stereotypes

Sarah Burns of Chesterfield County discusses the pit bull that she adopted: “She’s really sweet.”

22 Mar 2013

McDonnell Proclaims Disabilities Awareness Month

Twenty-six years ago, then-President Ronald Reagan issued a national proclamation naming March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This year, Gov. Bob McDonnell made a similar declaration in Virginia.

14 Feb 2013

Equality Activists Gather for Valentine Ritual

Dozens of supporters of same-sex marriage came together Thursday to rally support in Virginia for marriage equality. Gay couples from across the state traveled to Richmond to apply for marriage licenses at the John Marshall Courts Building in what has become a Valentine’s Day tradition.

05 Feb 2013

Superintendents Criticize School Grading Plan

Gov. Bob McDonnell is delighted but school superintendents are miffed that the House passed legislation Monday to give each public school a letter grade – A through F – based on its performance.

04 Feb 2013

House Passes McDonnell’s School Grading Plan

Gov. Bob McDonnell praised the House after delegates on Monday passed legislation that would provide a simpler way to understand a school’s performance and the state’s accreditation system.

02 Feb 2013

Jeb Bush Touts McDonnell’s School Grading Plan

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is helping promote Gov. Bob McDonnell’s plan to rate Virginia’s schools on an A-through-F grading scale. Bush joined McDonnell in a conference call on Friday to praise the Virginia chief executive’s K-12 education reform agenda.

23 Jan 2013

Governor Stirs the Pot at Capitol Square

Brunswick County’s best stew master and crew warmed state officials, including Gov. Bob McDonnell and other visitors, at Capitol Square on Wednesday for the 13th annual Brunswick Stew Day at the General Assembly.

19 Jan 2013

Tech Professor Named Outstanding Scientist

Virginia Tech professor Patricia Dove was honored Thursday as a one of Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists of 2013.

17 Jan 2013

A Toast to Virginia’s Record Wine Sales

Gov. Bob McDonnell has good reason to break open a bottle of Virginia wine and celebrate: Wine produced by the state’s vineyards posted record sales last year.

12 Jan 2013

Keep Uranium Mining Ban, Sen. Ruff Says

Sen. Frank Ruff, R-Clarksville, says Virginia should keep its moratorium on uranium mining – despite a flurry of activity in recent days to lift the ban.