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Daily Clip 4/4/17
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Below are newspaper articles from around the Commonwealth that you may find of interest.These materials are to inform you of developments that may affect your business and are not to be considered legal advice. If you have any questions please contact Mike Woods .

 

‘GO Virginia’ organizes in the Valley

Members of the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Regional Council 8 for the Shenandoah Valley held their first meeting Monday that was as much an orientation as it was about organizing. Twenty of the 28 people appointed to the…

Times-Dispatch announces layoffs, reorganization of printed newspaper

The Richmond Times-Dispatch on Monday laid off 33 full-time employees and announced a reorganization of the printed newspaper as a result of declines in print revenue. The job cuts were part of a wider…

Rural Loudoun grapples with connectivity as world’s data flows through High-Tech East

The stats are proudly mentioned far and wide by Loudoun County officials -- up to 70 percent of the world’s Internet traffic passes through Loudoun County on a daily basis, with information and communications technology serving the largest…

Potential contractors learn more about project to expand HRBT

State Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne looked out at his audience on Monday morning and stressed what should be obvious but which perhaps needed to be restated for this crowd. In attendance…

Fredericksburg area officials seek ways to boost road projects’ scores

Local transportation officials are trying to move on as the ripples of disappointment fade in the aftermath of the Fredericksburg region’s poor showing in the state’s fledgling Smart Scale program…

Richmond officials expect to complete overdue 2016 Finance Report this month

Richmond finance officials say they expect to complete their overdue state-mandated 2016 financial report later this month…

CSC and HPE Enterprise Services division officially merge

The previously announced merger between CSC and the Enterprise Services division of Hewlett Packard Enterprise has been completed. The combined company now is known as DXC Technology…

FERC plans June release of final environmental statement for Mountain Valley Pipeline

The federal agency reviewing the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline announced Friday that it plans to release the final environmental impact statement for the project in June…

Wellmark to leave Iowa's ObamaCare markets in 2018

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced Monday it would pull out of the individual health insurance market in Iowa in 2018, another sign of the uncertainty facing insurers…

Watchdog hits mine overseer on coal cleanups

The federal government isn’t fulfilling its obligations in overseeing how abandoned coal mine cleanup funds are being spent by states, a new report found...

The politics of beer: How craft brewers are using election-style tactics to get a law changed

It’s a game plan familiar in Washington but still rare in North Carolina, where interest groups traditionally rely on professional lobbyists…

North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission considers joining lawsuit against DEA

The state commission charged with fostering an industrial hemp industry in North Carolina is considering joining a lawsuit against a government agency that it agrees is making things difficult: the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration…

High Court won't pause EPA Water Rule appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Trump administration's request to halt an appeal over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' so-called Waters…

Trade groups sue over Tenn. Out-of-State Sales Tax law

Online and catalogue retailers have hit the Tennessee Department of Revenue with a suit over its tax law requiring out-of-state retailers to collect sales tax on purchases from inside the state…

20 percent of patients with serious conditions are first misdiagnosed, study says

More than 20percent of patients who sought a second opinion at one of the nation’s premier medical institutions had been misdiagnosed by their primary care providers, according to new research published Tuesday…

Md. minority caucuses urge passage of Trust Act to protect undocumented immigrants

Members of Maryland’s legislative minority caucuses urged fellow state lawmakers on Monday to pass a bill that would limit police cooperation with federal immigration-enforcement efforts, concerned that the measure might die in the Senate after winning approval in the House with broad support…

Sen. Bernie Sanders endorses Tom Perriello in Virginia governor's race

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has emerged as a leader of the Democratic Party’s progressive wing after his unsuccessful presidential campaign, endorsed former congressman Tom Perriello in the Virginia governor’s race…

Terry McAuliffe has a very Clintonian plan for Democrats to win back power

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has a two-pronged strategy for his fellow Democrats to regain power in the age of Trump: Don’t get distracted by the chaos and prioritize the states…

McAuliffe and Northam call on GOP to expand Medicaid. Good luck with that, fellas

In seemingly coordinated op/ed columns in other papers over the weekend, Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam called on Virginia Republicans to approve Medicaid expansion…

What’s the dispute over economic development in the Coalfields really about?

Is Henry Kissinger still available? If so, we have a job for him. We need some shuttle diplomacy between Richmond and Southwest Virginia — and perhaps within Southwest Virginia itself…

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