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Daily Clip 7/6/17
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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 .

 

Appalachian Power hopes to buy 2 wind power facilities

Appalachian Power Co. announced Wednesday that it hopes to acquire two wind power projects — one in Ohio and one in West Virginia — to add more renewable energy sources to the electric utility’s portfolio…

Historic preservationists say I-66 project threatens highway’s history

A plan to revamp Interstate 66 is threatening the character of the Custis Memorial Parkway, the highway’s name inside the Capital Beltway, historic preservation advocates said Wednesday…

DXC Technology buys large Tampa IT firm

Tysons-based IT services giant DXC Technology is making its first acquisition since forming as a company in April, buying Tampa Bay-based Tribridge…

Bristol Virginia IDA seeks meeting with City Council

Members of the city’s Industrial Development Authority toured The Bristol Hotel construction site Wednesday and then convened to begin rebuilding their role within the city…

Association chapter promotes ties to Virginia ports

As chairman of the newly formed Shenandoah Valley Chapter of the Virginia Maritime Association, Devon Anders wants to spread the word about maritime issues affecting businesses in the valley…

Radial announces plans to hire 2,000 workers

A total of 2,000 temporary jobs will come available at Radial over the coming months. The company announced plans on Wednesday to add…

Governor on Colonial Williamsburg: 'We've got to make sure it's viable'

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has weighed in on the financial troubles facing Colonial Williamsburg, saying all parties must find a way to maintain the viablility of an important tourist attraction for Virginia…

$25M golf range gets go-ahead in Goochland

A New York-based company's plan to build a three-story driving range and entertainment venue near Short Pump has received unanimous approval from the county…

Southside pipeline construction to begin this fall, draws criticism from environmentalists

A natural gas pipeline is planned to enter the construction phase this fall after more than a year of surveying. While the company constructing the project have said it’s essential, local activists have called the line unnecessary…

Two proposed wind farms threatening to pull out of NC if moratorium becomes law

Two proposed wind farms will pull out of eastern North Carolina if an 18-month moratorium on wind farm permits becomes state law, company officials say. Both projects had been expected to apply for state permits as early as this year and potentially could have been generating electricity by 2019…

The Trump Administration is reworking a multi-billion dollar U.S. DOT Grant Program

Fastlane grants are dead. They'll be known as Infra grants going forward. But the changes extend beyond the program's name…

Regulators make new push to roll back Obama rules

The Trump administration is on the hunt for ways to repeal or roll back some of the most controversial Obama-era rules that are already on the books...

The cost of water Is rising. Philadelphia has an unprecedented plan to make it more affordable

This week, Philadelphia is launching a first-of-its-kind program to address a common problem: Late and unpaid water bills can leave low-income people without the ability to shower or cook food in their homes. The city's solution? Charge residents based on how much money they make…

New Ind. law backs criminal queries on job applications

A new Indiana law took effect over the weekend that says employers across the Hoosier State can't be barred from asking prospective workers about their criminal histories on job applications…

Kentucky seeks stricter Medicaid work requirements

Kentucky is asking the Trump administration for permission to impose stricter work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries than originally requested, according to an updated plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid program…

Regulators approve Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's merger

In a securities filing on Wednesday, Cabela’s Inc. said it had received permission from the Federal Trade Commission to move forward with the company’s $5 billion sale to Bass Pro Shops…

Volvo, betting on electric, moves to phase out conventional engines

Volvo Cars became the first mainstream automaker to sound the death knell of the internal combustion engine, saying that all the models it introduces from 2019 on…

One-term governors and the coming IT meltdown

A strange storm has been brewing, one that spans at least four governorships. It has to do with the outsourcing of the commonwealth’s apparatus for information technology. Left unchecked, this storm will be a major headache for Virginia’s next governor…

A high-tech line that could tie cities together

As Virginia Beach considers the possibility of building an arena and renovating or replacing City Hall, a larger — but much less visible — project is under way that could have a more significant and longer-lasting impact on the region…

Moret understands the challenges facing Rural Virginia

The most astonishing thing we’ve read recently came from that least astonishing of sources — a state bureaucrat. The occasion was our June 19 editorial — “Is rural America the new inner city?”…

A good end for a bad plan

The Virginia Department of Transportation announced in an email Friday that the Route 460 project is officially dead, and it gives folks around here reason to celebrate. It’s the end of a proposal that no one really…

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