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Daily Clip 4/17/14
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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 .

McAuliffe to replace five Port Authority Board members

Unhappy with operating losses at Virginia's cargo shipping terminals, Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to reshape the Virginia Port Authority by replacing five of 11 appointed members on its Board of Commissioners, including its chairman, before their terms expire…

Virginia Governor visits The Falls site to sign tax bill

Surrounded by Bristol Virginia City Council members at the site of The Falls development near Exit 5, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed the legislation that allows the city to collect tax revenues from the planned retail center…

Va. Transportation Board releases 6-Year Plan

A draft of the state’s next six-year transportation plan has less money than last year. The Commonwealth Transportation Board’s 2015–2020 Six-Year Improvement Program draft allocates $13.1 billion statewide for road and rail projects.

More problems for beleaguered Silver Line as Head of long-delayed rail project resigns

Just months before Metro’s new Silver Line is scheduled to open, the agency building the rail line received more troubling news Wednesday about the project, which already is late and over budget…

NC Governor proposed new Coal Ash plan

North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge…

Local Officials vow to try to save Virginia Intermont

State and local government officials vowed to try to save Virginia Intermont College on Wednesday — the day after college officials announced that a planned merger with a university had failed…

New City Jail behind schedule, not ready for inmates

City officials held a media tour Wednesday of Richmond’s new jail, although the $134 million facility appears well short of opening and the mayor and sheriff would not give a date when that might occur…

Health industry wants to change price transparency

About two dozen industry stakeholders, including lobbying groups for hospitals and health insurers, issued recommendations Wednesday on how to provide patients more information about the cost of health-care services…

High winds could leave cargo ship aground for days

Strong winds from the north aren't supposed to shift until Saturday, officials say. The 751-foot bulk carrier Ornak ran aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday night…

Bonjour $3.5-million call center

French firm Teleperformance announced Wednesday it plans to set up a new call center in Henrico County, taking 50,000 square feet in the former Allianz headquarters on Parham Road. It will fill the building with 500 employees…

Tobacco supplier Universal to enter food business

The world's leading supplier and processor of leaf tobacco is venturing beyond the cash crop into the food business. The new subsidiary, Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients Inc., expects to invest about $20 million over two years into the facility…

Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy

Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since…

Tweaking 10,000 years of plant history

Scientists are weeding out bad seeds using a process that, unlike genetic engineering, has attracted more support than controversy...

Medicaid petition given to Howell

Lee Russell stood outside Virginia House Speaker Bill Howell’s Falmouth office Wednesday with a petition asking the General Assembly to expand Medicaid. The petition was signed by 451 small-business leaders from across Virginia, and…

Virginia Tech pays final Clery Act fines for April 16

Seven years after the April 16, 2007, shootings at Virginia Tech, the university has ended its long-running fight against fines levied by the U.S. Department of Education…

Warner stresses bipartisan record at Shad Planking

U.S. Sen Mark Warner touted his bipartisan bona fides Wednesday in rural Virginia at the 66th annual Shad Planking, a political rite of spring in the Old Dominion…

Comstock boasts of similarities to Wolf in 10th race

Accolades have poured in for retiring Del. Lacey Putney, whose 52 years in the House of Delegates set a mark that, in the words of Gov. Bob McDonnell, “will not likely be replicated.”…

Clear leaders emerge in primary races in Northern Virginia, Finance reports show

In the run-up to midterm congressional elections that both major parties see as crucial, Virginia is again a magnet for political donations as candidates vie for two open seats in the House of Representatives…

Brat reports $42,417 on hand to Cantor’s $2 million

Henrico County professor David Brat, who is challenging House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for the Republican nomination in the 7th District, raised $89,610 from the beginning of the year through March 31, according to his campaign finance filing…

7 W&L Students lash out at honoring of Robert E. Lee

Some Washington & Lee University law students want the university to live by its honor code and stop glorifying its namesake by acknowledging the dishonorable side of both Robert E. Lee and W&L….

A week after election, Anti-Streetcar candidate in Arlington makes move on transit funds

John Vihstadt, the Arlington County Board member who won a special election a week ago based largely on his opposition to the Columbia Pike streetcar, tried Tuesday to de-fund the long-planned transportation project…

City Council, School Board spar over improvement plan

Hard feelings between the Richmond City Council and School Board were laid bare Wednesday as a council committee advanced a plan to formally request cooperation from the School Board in creating a three-year improvement plan…

Abingdon interchange, Coalfields Expressway allocations in State Transportation Plan

Improvements to the Exit 14 interchange in Abingdon, to the tune of $44 million, and $10 million in design costs for the Coalfields Expressway are among the projects included in the $13.1 billion six-year transportation plan the Virginia Department of Transportation unveiled…

2 House Dems pressing inquiry into Tenn. VW vote

The two lawmakers said they wanted more information on "whether any Tennessee state officials conditioned, or threatened to condition, state aid to Volkswagen on the outcome of workers' efforts to establish a union and/or a works council at the Chattanooga plant…

NC fracking panel set to finish writing safety rules

After a year-and-a-half of debate, the NC Mining and Energy Commission will complete its technical work this week. The commission's next step is submitting 100-plus safety rules for public hearings and legislative review...

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