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Daily Clip 6/14/17
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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 .

 

Gillespie ekes out GOP win in Virginia Governor’s race; Northam easily claims Democratic victory

Lt. Gov Ralph Northam won an easier-than-expected victory Tuesday in Virginia’s Democratic primary for governor, while Ed Gillespie had a much tougher race on the Republican side, though he took a narrow win in a race that showed President Trump is still a potent political force…

Democrat Justin Fairfax to face Republican Jill Holtzman Vogel for Lieutenant Governor

Democrat Justin Fairfax captured the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor Tuesday and Jill Holtzman Vogel, a state senator from Fauquier County, narrowly won the Republican contest…

Incumbents on both sides of the aisle cruise to victory in Delegate contests

Incumbents of both parties in the House of Delegates won handily in primary challenges in the Richmond region. Del. Delores L. McQuinn, D-Richmond, and Del. Lashresce D. Aird, D-Petersburg, cruised to resounding victories in the 68th and 63rd House Districts, respectively, while…

Dominion gets provisional permit for contentious James River transmission line near historical sites

Nearly four years after Dominion Energy applied, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has opened a path forward for the utility giant’s contentious proposed transmission line across the James River near Historic Jamestown…

Elkay closing Ringgold cabinet manufacturing operations

Elkay Manufacturing announced Tuesday afternoon it will end manufacturing operations at its Ringgold plant on Cane Creek Parkway…

Marketing efforts for White Mill site ‘encouraging’

The Danville Industrial Development Authority officially owns the White Mill property on Memorial Drive, with the final paperwork signed Tuesday morning, Corrie Teague Bobe, assistant director of economic development, said…

Rolling Stone to pay $1.65 Million to Fraternity over discredited rape story

Rolling Stone has agreed to settle a defamation lawsuit brought by the University of Virginia fraternity at the center of a discredited article about an alleged gang rape, effectively closing the door on a pivotal and damaging chapter in the magazine’s history…

Advocates say Mayor Stoney’s education compact is code for privatization in schools

Few people in Richmond know what the mayor’s Education Compact is. And among those who follow city education policy closely — teachers and parents, education policy experts, former School Board members, and city councilors…

Richmond Sheriff Woody knocked off in search of fourth term

Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. was knocked out of the running for a fourth term in office Tuesday by a narrow loss in the city’s Democratic primary to Antionette Irving, a retired Henrico County sheriff’s major…

Yahoo-Verizon deal closes. It's the fall of a giant, end of an era

Yahoo's drawn-out, painful demise seemed as much about the laws of nature as the laws of business, as it struggled in vain to keep its strength while a wily predator gobbled up its sustenance…

Population growth shifts to suburban America

Suburban counties are once again gaining population at the expense of the cities around them. What does that mean for urban areas…

How Obamacare may morph into Medicaid

The slow-motion consideration by Congress and the president to change the Affordable Care Act is likely to produce surprising results. The insurance market does not go into suspended animation while Washington debates…

Global coal production sees record drop

Worldwide coal production fell by a record amount in 2016, energy industry analysts reported on Tuesday. According to an annual report from BP, global coal production fell by 6.2 percent in 2016, the largest decline…

House lawmakers push for Highway Trust Fund fix

The fund, which distributes money around the country for road and other transportation projects, is financed by federal fuel taxes that haven’t been raised in more than 20 years...

ObamaCare insurer expands to three new states

An ObamaCare insurer will move into three new states while expanding its footprint in six existing markets. Centene announced Tuesday it would enter Kansas, Missouri and Nevada in 2018, while expanding its presence in…

House Rep. floats bill to incentivize Broadband investment

Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., has floated a bill to encourage broadband deployment that would create state-designated “gigabit opportunity zones” where private investment would be incentivized…

Illinois DOT questions FCC infrastructure push

The Illinois Department of Transportation has cautioned the Federal Communications Commission in its goal of removing regulatory barriers to wireless infrastructure at the state and local level, saying that…

Who is Ed Gillespie, Virginia’s G.O.P. nominee for Governor?

Ed Gillespie, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee and a Washington lobbyist, barely claimed the Republican nomination for governor of Virginia on Tuesday, The Associated Press reported. A top aide in…

Who is Ralph Northam, Virginia’s Democratic nominee for Governor?

Ralph S. Northam, Virginia’s lieutenant governor, claimed the Democratic nomination for governor on Tuesday, The Associated Press reported. A mild-mannered physician and Army veteran, Mr. Northam…

Schaprio: Northam wins, buoyed for November by splintered GOP

Coasting to a surprisingly easy win for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam heads into the fall election with an unexpected boost: Ed Gillespie’s difficult — and perhaps disputed — Republican victory, one viewed as fresh evidence of candidate-crippling discord within the GOP…

Edwards: Clean energy is the future; Climate change demands action

President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords is a stunning renunciation of this nation’s historic leadership — since World War II — among the nations of the world. Some…

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