Author: Kyle Scott

Virginia House passes Medicaid expansion, sends to Senate

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia House of Delegates has approved a state budget that would expand Medicaid eligibility to about 400,000 low-income adults. The Republican-led House approved the state spending plan Tuesday with bipartisan support, but the measure still has to pass the state GOP-controlled Senate. Lawmakers are taking another stab at passing a budget after attempts during the regular session ended in a stalemate over disagreement about Medicaid expansion, a key part of former President Barack Obama’s health care law. After years of near-unified opposition to Medicaid expansion, Virginia Republicans are now split on the issue. The...

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Governor Northam Announces Third Annual Virginia High School Student Voter Registration Week

RICHMOND – Governor Northam today issued a proclamation to officially recognize April 22-28, 2018, as Virginia High School Student Voter Registration Week. During this week, high school students, teachers and administrators across the Commonwealth will be encouraged to conduct voter registration drives at their schools. Governor McAuliffe announced the first annual High School Voter Registration Week in 2016. “It is critical that we reach young people as soon as they are eligible to vote in order to encourage a lifetime of civic engagement and participation in the democratic process,” Governor Northam said. “Making voting more accessible is essential to preserving our shared democracy...

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McAuliffe to receive ‘pioneer award’ at film festival

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Richmond International Film Festival has named former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe as the recipient of its 2018 Pioneer Award for Excellence in Public Service & Leadership. Each year, the festival honors state and national leaders who are paving a future path in leadership and evoking change in communities. This year, McAuliffe was chosen for effectively ending homelessness among the state’s military veterans. The award will be presented to McAuliffe by Gov. Ralph Northam during the festival’s Military Spotlight on April 29. More than 150 award-winning films from 35 countries will be screened at the...

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National Weather Service confirms tornado in Virginia

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado struck areas of central Virginia over the weekend. The News & Advance of Lynchburg quotes the weather service as saying an EF2 tornado with a maximum wind speed of 130 mph (210 kph) and a path about 600 yards (550 meters) wide hit Campbell and Amherst counties on Sunday. The newspaper says the tornado traveled about 20 miles (30 kilometers), injuring about a dozen people. The tornado first touched down in Campbell County with maximum wind speeds of 110 mph (180 kph), damaging cars and businesses. It...

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Davenport Scores $20,000 King of the Commonwealth Victory; Bailes Takes Fastrak Checkers

JAMAICA, VA – The Ultimate Super Late Model Series made their return to Virginia Motor Speedway Saturday April 14th for the annual Aaron’s King of The Commonwealth where the event saw 56 competitors sign in all trying to capture a $20,000 payday. Holding off a final lap challenge from Scott Bloomquist; Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville; Georgia went flag to flag Saturday night at Virginia Motor Speedway to take home a $20,000 payday. “We went with a little different tire tonight, me Kevin and Jason went back and forth, back and forth. We’ve all been hear a lot and we...

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6:30 pm Meet the Author @ Upper King William Branch Library
Meet the Author @ Upper King William Branch Library
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Upper King William Branch Library will host local author Karen Tootelian as she talks about her inspiration and goals in writing The Chief and I  on Thursday, April 19th from 6:30 – 7:30pm. Refreshment to[...]
6:30 pm The American Impressionists @ Tappahannock Art Gallery
The American Impressionists @ Tappahannock Art Gallery
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Tappahannock Art Gallery will host, “The American Impressionists,” a slide lecture series by noted aritst/lecturer Aaron Bowles on Thursday, April 19th from 6:30 – 8pm and will explore the artworks of Thomas Wilmer Dewing.[...]
4:00 pm LEGOmania @ West Point Branch Library
LEGOmania @ West Point Branch Library
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The West Point Branch Library will hold LEGOmania on Friday, April 20th from 4 – 5pm for anyone ages 5-12. Snacks to be provided by Friends of the West Point Library. For more information, call[...]
5:00 pm Pancake Dinner @ Rappahannock Church of Christ
Pancake Dinner @ Rappahannock Church of Christ
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Standing Rock Mission Team will host a Pancake Dinner at Rappahannock Church of Christ on Friday, April 20th from 5 – 7pm. The menu consists of pancakes, sausage, baked apples, water, coffee, and tea.[...]
8:00 am Household Chemical Collection an... @ Essex High School
Household Chemical Collection an... @ Essex High School
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Virginia Peninsula Public Service Authority will hold a household chemical collection and computer recycling at Essex High School on Saturday, April 21st from 8am – noon. If you have any questions on what items[...]

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