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Daily Clip 6/19/17
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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 .

 

McAuliffe headed to Europe for 13-day trade mission

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is headed to Europe for a nearly two-week trade mission. McAuliffe's office said in a statement that the governor will be in Europe from Sunday through the end of the month…

Virginia joins probe into drug companies’ role in opioid crisis

Virginia's attorney general and the top attorneys in other states are investigating whether opioid manufacturers have used unlawful marketing and sales practices. Attorney General Mark Herring said in a statement on Thursday that…

Virginia’s unemployment rate unchanged at 3.8 percent in May

Virginia’s unemployment rate held steady in May at 3.8 percent as the state’s labor force grew and employment growth continued to lag behind the national rate. The state’s jobless rate was unchanged from April and March, but…

Virginia granted extension on Federal Real ID requirements

Virginia has received an extension on developing new REAL ID cards through October, meaning the current state license will remain an approved ID for admittance on airplanes and access to military installations. The state is…

Virginia Spaceport plan hones in on rockets, drones and student satellites

Last month, when Gov. Terry McAuliffe made headlines and history by flying aboard an unpiloted Centaur aircraft on the Eastern Shore, it did more than officially kick off the state's new $5 million drone runway. It also…

Virginia DEQ pledges thorough review of Pipeline impacts

Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality confirmed last week that past approaches to reviewing utility projects would not suffice for analyzing the potential environmental impacts of two 42-inch diameter natural gas pipelines that could burrow through the state…

Sale of confectionery business won't impact Nestlé’s new HQ

Nestlé USA still plans to shift its corporate headquarters from southern California to Arlington County, even as it considers shedding its U.S. confectionery business that includes…

Diffusion Pharmaceuticals seeks Wall Street investment while staying local

The Charlottesville company has attracted millions of dollars in private investment to develop cancer drugs from a unique molecule invented at the University of Virginia…

Were localities in the dark about People Express loan?

The same month that startup airline People Express began flying out of Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, Newport News economic development officials were trying to craft a proposal that a regional committee…

Maybe Chesapeake's new youth prison doesn't have to be in Deep Creek’s backyard, City Manager says

The city is looking at an alternative location for a proposed youth detention facility, but opponents of the original Deep Creek site shouldn’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet. That neighborhood is still in the mix…

Verizon urges FCC to make Pole Attaching easier

Telecom giant Verizon pressed the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday to make way for increased broadband deployment by streamlining the process for third parties to gain access to utility poles, citing…

Treasury proposes expanding Dodd-Frank body's power

Despite concerns the Trump administration would eliminate a key regulatory panel created by the Dodd-Frank Act, the Treasury Department recently proposed giving it even more power over U.S. financial regulators…

Nevada governor vetoes Medicaid-for-all bill

There will be no Medicaid-for-all option in Nevada. Gov. Brian Sandoval waited until the last day he could — Friday — to veto a measure that would have offered a state-sponsored health insurance option to all residents regardless of income. If he hadn’t signed it or vetoed it by midnight, it would have become law…

China begins first of eight large-scale carbon capture projects

China has definitely taken the lead globally in its effort to mitigate the effects of climate change, just recently beginning construction of the first of eight large-scale carbon capture and storage projects…

NC lawmakers agree on how to deal with 'garbage juice'

A bill paving the way for spraying leachate – the liquid that comes from landfills – is on its way to Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk. House Bill 576 would allow the Department of Environmental Quality to approve the use of spraying to dispose of the wastewater...

Supreme Court rules for rock band 'The Slants', which bodes well for Redskins

The Supreme Court issued a ruling in a long-running trademark case on Monday morning that may foreshadow success for the Washington Redskins in their own trademark case. In an 8-0 ruling…

Supreme Court to consider Wisconsin gerrymandering case

The potential landmark case could decide how far state legislatures can go in drawing up district lines for partisan gain. The challenge to Wisconsin’s legislative lines are different because the challenge revolves around whether district lines can be drawn for a partisan advantage…

Herring, Adams go on attack in first debate of Virginia Attorney General’s race

State Attorney General Mark R. Herring and GOP challenger John Adams leveled spirited attacks over social issues and the role of the office Saturday in the first debate of the November election. They offered opposite views on…

Why Perriello lost: Too little, too late

The defeat of Tom Perriello, who ran as a populist with the backing of Sen. Bernie Sanders in Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary in Virginia, marked a loss for the progressive wing of the Democratic Party. But…

Primary results show Southwest Virginia’s disenchantment

Virginia voters delivered one clear, unmistakable message in last Tuesday’s primaries. It had nothing to do with Confederate statues or President Trump or natural gas pipelines or any other issue that was talked about during the campaigns. It was this…

Schapiro: For the GOP, a long, hot summer before a longer, hotter Fall

Ed Gillespie is a damn good storyteller. He’ll have to be to win the Virginia governorship. This past Tuesday night, having eked out a perilously tight, 1.2 percentage-point victory for the Republican nomination, Gillespie…

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