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Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s Highest Overall Rating in Latest National Health Security Preparedness Index

Individual Member Bo Keeney, December 10

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Commonwealth of Virginia received the highest overall rating among states nationwide for the 2014 National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI). The annual index, which is developed by the Association for State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other development ... (Full Story)

Virginia works to improve missing persons search process

Individual Member Bo Keeney, December 09

WASHINGTON -- A rash of women whose lives were lost after they were abducted is prompting Virginia to improve the way it searches for a missing person.

The high-profile missing persons cases such as Alexis Murphy, Morgan Harrington and more recently Hannah Graham, are the reasons behind improving the search process. The goal is to save lives.

Virginia State Senator, Ryan McDougle (R-Hanover County) ... (Full Story)

Va. lawmakers propose campus rape reporting rules

Individual Member Bo Keeney, December 02

Virginia lawmakers are proposing new rules that would require university officials to report allegations of sexual assault to law enforcement personnel and prosecutors.

Three Republican leaders in the House said Monday that violent crimes should be addressed by the criminal justice system, not by school officials.

Rolling Stone magazine published an article last month detailing the woman's account ... (Full Story)

Impact of coal ash disaster discussed

Individual Member Bo Keeney, November 17

The long-term health of the Dan River in the wake of the coal ash spill at Duke Energy’s Dan River Steam Station in Eden, North Carolina, was the topic of a panel discussion hosted by the Garden Club of Danville, Gabriella Garden Club and the Wednesday Club on Friday.

Brian Williams, of the Dan River Basin Association’s, said his group’s mission is to preserve and promote the entire Dan River ... (Full Story)

Governor McAuliffe Creates Contingency Fund for Virginia Ebola Response

Individual Member Bo Keeney, November 12

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that he has created a contingency fund of up to $2 million to help address specific public health and safety risks associated with the exposure to or threat of exposure to Ebola.

“There have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Virginia, but my administration continues to prepare so that we can respond quickly to this public health threat if it reaches ... (Full Story)


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