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Daily Clip 4/18/14
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TROUTMAN SANDERS

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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: APM wants out of lease with Port Authority

Two weeks ago, Gov. Terry McAuliffe told the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce that the Virginia Port Authority's 20-year lease of APM Terminals' Portsmouth container facility was one of the worst lease deals he had ever seen…

Port Authority’s fired Ex-Chairman ready to reclaim Post

Less than three years after being unceremoniously dumped as chairman of the Virginia Port Authority’s board, John Milliken is poised to return to power…

Governor calls new Transportation Commission a game changer

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Thursday called the new Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission, "the biggest game changer" for the region in terms of solving its transportation problems…

Hospital Officials discuss Healthcare with First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe

Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, who stopped here last week on a tour of the Northern Neck, participated in a roundtable discussion with doctors and hospital administrators from Rappahannock General Hospital (RGH) and Bon Secours…

Governor simplifies process to regain vote

Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to announce today that he will shrink the time violent felons must wait to seek reinstatement of their voting rights and will remove some offenses from that list…

Virginia law phasing out ‘Fox Pens’ vexes all sides

And now one kind of fox hunting has become a cultural flash point in a state where many feel that rural traditions are under assault and where animal rights sentiments carry more weight than they ever did in the past…

Another blow to McDonnell’s Defense in Corruption Case

Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell (R) has lost another legal fight in the federal corruption case against him and his wife. A judge on Thursday rejected a request by the couple’s attorneys to file completely secret declarations about…

McDonnell’s Defense makes appeal for donations, says trial alone will cost $1 million

Gov. Bob McDonnell’s legal defense fund on Thursday made a new appeal for donations, saying his trial alone will cost an estimated $1 million for legal fees, housing, experts, transcripts and other costs…

Cantor challenger asks State GOP for probe

Roughly seven weeks from the 7th Congressional District primary, David Brat, a Henrico County resident challenging House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, for the Republican nomination, is asking the Republican Party of Virginia to probe the relationship between the party’s executive director…

Virginia’s Commerce Secretary speaks about Economic Future

The Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade spoke Thursday night at a dinner with Central Virginia dignitaries in downtown Lynchburg, discussing the need to reposition economic priorities in the commonwealth for future growth…

Treatment Cost Could Influence Doctors’ Advice to Patients

Some of the most influential medical groups in the nation are recommending that doctors weigh the costs, not just the effectiveness of treatments that they recommend for patients…

Most & Least Taxing States 2014

An informative slideshow from Bloomberg…

Armada Hoffler plans Williamsburg shopping center

Armada Hoffler Properties Inc. said Thursday it will develop an 88,000-square-foot shopping center, anchored by a Harris Teeter grocery, to replace the former Williamsburg Outlet Mall…

Putting License Plate Readers to the Constitutional test

The widespread use of automatic license plate reader technology by local police departments is not only unsettling — it’s unconstitutional, one civil liberties advocate argues…

UVa board to meet on tuition increase

Tuition at the University of Virginia could increase next year, with out-of-state students seeing a hike of more than $2,200…

Va. water authorities to split cost of new plant

Two regional water authorities are planning to split the cost of a new $14 million Smith Mountain Lake water treatment facility…

James River Coal wants to auction off business

James River Coal Co. intends to sell parts or all of its business at an auction in July. James River Coal has been working with advisers for three months to find potential buyers for its business or to obtain a capital investment…

Va. base to be home for embassy training center

Members of Virginia's congressional delegation say Fort Pickett will be the home of a training center for U.S. diplomatic personnel assigned to high-threat areas around the globe…

Va. high court rules for U-Va. in FOIA case

Unpublished research by university scientists is exempt from the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday, rejecting an attempt by skeptics of global warming to view the work of a prominent climate researcher during his years at the University of Virginia…

Five Bristol, Va., City Council hopefuls address economic issues

The Falls project, the city’s fiscal well-being and the vitality of its downtown were among the topics discussed Thursday during a debate featuring five men seeking seats on the Bristol, Va., City Council…

Coal ash spill costs at $15M for Duke Energy

The Feb. 2 spill of coal ash into North Carolina’s Dan River has cost Duke Energy $15 million so far, the company reported Thursday...

NC legislators question $3 million, no-bid contract at DHHS

Legislators questioned the need for a no-bid, $3 million contract the state health agency awarded a national firm to help improve Medicaid budgeting, as agency officials increased…

Va.’s largest rooftop solar array completed

Dominion Virginia Power has completed the installation of the state’s largest rooftop solar system. The array is atop the Canon Environmental Technology Inc. plant in Gloucester..

Layoffs coming at Babcock & Wilcox as mini-reactor program scaled back

Babcock and Wilcox Company will determine the number of layoffs over the next two months after a roughly three-quarter cut in the funding of a subsidiary that designs and develops small modular nuclear reactors was announced this week…

Virginia Intermont faculty gives President vote of No Confidence

Members of the Virginia Intermont College faculty this week issued an overwhelming vote of no confidence in college President E. Clorisa Phillips….

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