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Daily Clip 6/12/17
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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 .

 

Candidates for Governor run on different priorities

Virginians are set to head to the polls Tuesday to pick a Republican and Democratic candidate in the closely watched race for governor. The Old Dominion is one of only two states electing governors this year, and…

Proposed solar farm in Gloucester could be largest in Virginia

If Hexagon Energy gets permission, it plans to build one of the largest solar facilities in the state with 375,000 panels spanning 900 acres in Gloucester County, the company CEO said this week. The 100-megawatt facility would…

UVA-Wise to get $3.5 Million for Wise Innovation Ecosystem

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will receive $3.5 million from the University of Virginia to increase enrollment in programs at the college and to create a robust culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in the region, the college said Friday…

ABC begins search for new HQ; could free up land for new stadium

The state agency is on the hunt for a half million square feet of real estate -- potentially making its current home a site for a new baseball stadium…

Opioid dealers embrace the dark web to send deadly drugs by mail

Anonymous online sales are surging, and people are dying. Despite dozens of arrests, new merchants -- many based in Asia -- quickly pop up…

Environmental groups ask court to review W.Va. decision to issue pipeline water quality permit

Five environmental watchdog organizations filed a petition Friday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that seeks a review of a water quality permit issued in West Virginia for…

With 'TURN' closing up shop, we look at the state of 'Hollywood' in Central Virginia

With “Turn” ending and PBS’s “Mercy Street” canceled, Richmond finds itself without a major scripted television series filming locally for the first time in four years…

If Virginia Beach leaders stampede to Town Center, it could put vital city operations at a disadvantage

There aren't many people in Virginia Beach anymore who believe the city missed out on a great opportunity with the departure of the proposed Dixie Stampede. This year's…

Supreme Court to weigh in on Title-Lending disclosures

The Virginia Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday from major auto title-lenders and a nonprofit news organization that wants the lenders' individual financial reports to be made public. The lenders are…

Hanger confident of Waynesboro projects if judge approves DuPont settlement

Sen. Emmett Hanger said the key for improvement of the South River in Waynesboro is approval of a proposed $42.3 million settlement between DuPont and the federal and state governments. U.S. District Judge Michael Urbanski is pondering whether to approve the agreement…

Bill ensures proton therapy insurance coverage

But HUPTI scored a victory in being able to offer proton therapy to more patients in March. The Virginia General Assembly passed a bill making it illegal for insurance companies to hold proton therapy to a different standard than other cancer therapies…

Uber's board discussing leave of absence for CEO: report

Uber’s board of directors will meet on Sunday to discuss a leave of absence for the ride-hailing company’s chief executive, Travis Kalanick,according to The New York Times…

EPA furthers process of potentially pulling back CPP

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took a step forward on President Donald Trump’s efforts to rescind or revise the Clean Power Plan on Thursday by sending a review of the rule to the Office of Management and Budget for…

Mass. sued over Sales Tax rule targeting Online vendors

Two trade groups fighting a now-suspended Tennessee regulation requiring out-of-state retailers to collect sales tax launched a second lawsuit Friday, this time over a similar directive in Massachusetts and…

NC lawmakers decry prison corruption uncovered by Observer

The Observer’s investigation found that a hidden world of drugs, sex and gang violence thrives inside North Carolina’s prisons – and that officers who are paid to prevent such corruption are instead fueling it…

Reeves’ bid to depose Vogel rejected

Lawyers for state Sens. Bryce E. Reeves and Jill Holtzman Vogel appeared in a Stafford County courtroom Friday to argue over whether Reeves should be allowed to depose Vogel and others about an email last year alleging he had an affair…

Perriello’s populism challenges Northam’s pitch from the Democratic mainstream

The Democratic gubernatorial primary is the election to watch. Recent polls show the race between Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello is close, and both candidates are racking up the campaign events to court as many voters as possible before…

Schapiro: What not to look for in Tuesday’s primaries

Virginians may be anticipating an Ed Gillespie-Ralph Northam contest for governor. But open-to-all primaries - both parties hold them on Tuesday - can unexpectedly upend expectations. Just ask Democrat Andy Miller and Republican Paul Trible…

McAuliffe: Here’s how states can lead on Clean Energy

Climate change poses a serious threat to every Virginian’s way of life. Unchecked, it will affect everything from our water quality to the air we breathe to whether and where residents can make investments or buy a home…

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