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Daily Clip 7/10/17
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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 rails against transportation deal that was McDonnell’s key achievement

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie wants you to know that Democratic candidate Ralph S. Northam voted for “the largest tax increase in Virginia history.” But Gillespie is conveniently leaving out a big detail…

Biking advocates worry I-66 expansion project puts bike trail too close to traffic

The widening of Interstate 66 outside the Capital Beltway is bringing HOT lanes to one of the region’s most congested corridors. It also will make room for bicyclists and pedestrians — putting them on a trail next to one…

Why Hampton Roads residents could be seeing cheaper, faster internet in the future

Beach shores were good enough for the first colonists who landed here before moseying up to Jamestown. Now the locale has proven a good fit for Microsoft, Facebook and telecom giant Telefonica, which are bringing super-high-speed cables from Europe and South America to Virginia…

How a shadowy nonprofit spent $184K in Virginia’s Governor’s race with almost total anonymity

After filing its legal paperwork in Delaware two weeks before Virginia's gubernatorial primaries, Virginians for a Better Future quickly got to work promoting its idea of social welfare. On its founding document…

Virginia Supreme Court sides with car title lenders in appeal seeking companies’ information

In an order released Thursday, the Virginia Supreme Court swatted down an appeal from an investigative news nonprofit that sought access to reports car-title lenders file with the State Corporation Commission…

County vote is last hurdle for Dominion transmission line

Bill Kelso has spent more than two decades peeling back the layers of Historic Jamestowne — the site of the first permanent English settlement in America — including leading the team that uncovered the location of the original fort that sheltered often-starving settlers…

State approves $24 Million for parking garage; Board’s stadium vote planned July 18

As Prince William County supervisors near a key vote on a proposed stadium deal for the Potomac Nationals, a pair of new developments could either improve or imperil the baseball team’s chances…

Localities unsure about Colonial Williamsburg tax request

While Gov. Terry McAuliffe has said the viability of Colonial Williamsburg is important to Virginia's tourism economy, finding a way to help it is likely to be a challenge for local officials. As part of last week's announcement…

Appeals court knocks down patent-infringement lawsuit against True Health Diagnostics

Texas-based True Health Diagnostics has swatted away a lawsuit that was filed after it purchased Richmond-based Health Diagnostic Laboratory, but another suit with very similar allegations that was…

Inova Health System inks $60 million proton therapy deal

Inova Health System plans to begin offering proton beam therapy at its Inova Schar Cancer Institute by 2020 after signing a $60 million contract for a proton system from…

Dominion Energy adds to its solar portfolio

Two purchases will swell Dominion’s solar portfolio to about 409 megawatts at 25 facilities in 23 Virginia localities…

TowneBank ranks third in US for loans to insiders

TowneBank, which received the taxpayer-funded repayment of a People Express Airlines loan, lends more money to its directors and executives than virtually any other bank in the United States…

With Route 460 project out, VDOT begins review

The Virginia Department of Transportation is beginning a safety and operational study of Route 460 from Suffolk to Windsor. The department...

Generics lobby sues to block Md. Drug Pricing law

A new Maryland law authorizing fines against drugmakers that engage in “price gouging” is unconstitutionally vague and far-reaching, according to a complaint filed Thursday by the generic-drug industry’s top trade group…

Single-payer healthcare gains traction with Dems

Democrats are increasingly committing to support single-payer healthcare, amid Republican attacks on ObamaCare and pressure from their party’s left-wing base…

DOT finalizes rule for Amtrak Long-Distance Pilot program

The U.S. Department of Transportation published a final rule Friday to implement a pilot program that would allow private operators to jockey for an opportunity to provide long-distance passenger rail service..

Qualcomm accuses Apple of infringing six patents in iPhone, iPad

In a request that would broaden its legal battle with Apple, San Diego-based Qualcomm said it will ask the U.S. ITC to ban imports of infringing Apple devices…

Colonial Williamsburg’s new mission should be a return to its old one

No one carefully examining the recent declarations from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation — which effectively marry an announcement of financial distress to a bid for significant local tax relief — will see it as anything less than a turning point…

Schapiro: House Republicans going their own way

Not even House Republicans are running as Republicans this year. Because the party’s brand is being dinged by President Donald Trump, Republican delegates are representing themselves to voters as friends and neighbors rather than partisans and ideologues…

‘Clean coal’ is no savior for Power Plants

“Clean coal,” always dubious as a concept and never proved as a reality, has now failed as business proposition. Southern Co. has decided to stop work on a process that would have…

A Marshall Plan for Appalachia?

Fifty years ago this week, representatives of 16 European nations gathered in Paris to formulate a response to U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall’s proposal to help rebuild a war-torn Europe. Out of that meeting grew what we know today as…

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