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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 .

 

VMRC approves James River power line

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission unanimously approved Dominion Energy Virginia's plans to build a high voltage line across the James River, from Surry County to James City County near Skiffes Creek. That approval was the second of three key…

Loudoun County Supervisors eyes resolution opposing Metro sales tax

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is eyeing a formal resolution that would oppose a one-cent regional sales tax to support the region’s troubled Metro (WMATA) rail system. The move comes as…

Forest Service’s relaxed standards could allow construction of pipeline through Jefferson National Forest

Allowing construction of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline through the Jefferson National Forest compels the U.S. Forest Service to first reduce protections for old growth forests, streamside habitat, the Appalachian Trail, scenic views and more…

Virginia launches statewide collaborative to enhance care of mothers, infants

Every year, more babies are born in withdrawal from drugs — and as the nationwide opioid epidemic rages on, the problem has only gotten worse. Several regional hospital collaboratives around the state have worked to share best practices for caring for infants and mothers, but…

VA. Supreme Court to hear case challenging police retention of License plate data

The Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge over how long police can keep data from automated license plate readers, which police say can provide valuable investigative information and civil liberties critics say…

Eldor Corp.'s 350-job auto parts plant taking shape in Botetourt

Eldor Corp. is revving up construction of its high-tech automotive parts factory in Botetourt County’s Greenfield industrial park…

Petersburg Treasurer denies claims of theft

City Treasurer Kevin Brown denied Tuesday afternoon media reports based on unnamed sources that he admitted to stealing $2,500 of office funds during his tenure…

Alexandria council tries to find compromise in heated Old Town BID debate

Three days after hearing hours of contradictory testimony over whether to establish a business improvement district in Old Town, the Alexandria City Council tried to forge a compromise…

NCI signs new partnership with JMU

Students may soon be able to earn a degree from James Madison University without leaving Martinsville. The New College Institute signed a memorandum of understanding…

Capital One must resubmit plan while 33 banks ace Fed stress tests

Capital One Financial Corp. was alone among the largest U.S. banks in stumbling through the Federal Reserve's annual stress tests, getting conditional approval to…

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to outsource some operations

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is planning to outsource some of its operations and cut at least 71 jobs as the nonprofit that operates the historic site and tourist destination tries to stem years of financial losses…

Appeals court overturns decision requiring EPA coal jobs report

A federal appeals court Thursday overturned a lower court’s decision that had required that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) write a report on how its regulations have affected coal industry jobs…

Calif. High Court won't review Cap-and-Trade Program

California’s Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to undo an appeals court’s approval of the Golden State’s greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program, with its auction of emissions allowances opponents had…

GOP adds $45 billion in opioid money to healthcare bill

Senate Republicans are adding $45 billion to their ObamaCare replacement bill to fight opioid abuse, according to sources familiar with the discussions…

Bond agencies give County straight A’s

Despite a massive unfunded liability in the Chesterfield school system’s supplemental retirement plan, the nation’s top three rating agencies vouched for the county’s fiscal management last week by reaffirming its coveted AAA bond rating. Chesterfield remains part of an elite group…

Virginia Supreme Court rules against Daily Press newspaper in FOIA case

The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that circuit court clerks are the legal custodians of certain court records and not the the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Virginia Supreme Court…

Why States are struggling to tax Services

As states struggle to align their tax codes with the modern service economy, expanding sales taxes to include activities like personal care, home repair, funeral services, computer maintenance and similar enterprises would seem to be a logical move. But states are finding it’s not so easy…

After primary loss, Perriello will lead new PAC supporting Democratic candidates for Virginia House

He won’t be leading the Democratic ticket as his party’s candidate for governor, but Tom Perriello will spend the rest of the 2017 election cycle working on another political dream: taking over the GOP-dominated House of Delegates…

Stewart to Gillespie: ‘Nobody cares that your dad owned a grocery store’

Corey Stewart has a little advice for the guy who was supposed to crush him in the GOP primary for Virginia governor. “Ed, if you’re listening to this: Nobody cares that your dad owned a grocery store. Nobody cares that your ancestors were immigrants,” Stewart…

Turn abandoned schools in Southwest Virginia into tax-free zones

In Dickenson County, the big controversy is over what to do with one of the county’s three unused schools. It is a controversy complicated by memories, passions and the intentions that now run back nearly a century…

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