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Daily Clip 8/10/17
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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 .

 

Tow operator opens wallet to put brakes on McAuliffe veto

The owner of one of Northern Virginia's largest towing companies spent several thousand dollars in an effort to stave off a veto by Gov. Terry McAuliffe on legislation loosening towing regulations…

Another poll gives Northam a slight edge over Gillespie in VA. Governor’s race

Democrat Ralph Northam has a narrow edge over Republican Ed Gillespie in the Virginia governor’s race, according to new survey results released Wednesday. Among voters…

Raphael to step down as State Solicitor General

Virginia Solicitor General Stuart A. Raphael, who led a charge against President Trump’s controversial travel ban in February, is resigning at the end of this month…

After years of relying on developers’ drainage plans, Virginia Beach engineers will now get final say

For a long time, Virginia Beach has relied heavily on engineers hired by developers to create stormwater systems in new neighborhoods...

Port of Virginia posts its best July ever for container volume

The Port of Virginia began its July-to-June fiscal year with another record-breaker. Last month, the port had its best July ever for cargo volume, handling 234,230 containers…

Talks continue on Medical School payback

As of now, there’s no payment plan in place, to repay the $800,000 grant given to fund the College of Henricopolis School of Medicine. While discussions have taken place, Martinsville officials said…

DEQ: Contractor’s work for Dominion doesn’t pose a conflict on Pipeline review

Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality, which is using a Mechanicsville-based environmental consulting firm to review the reams of plans that lay out how a pair of massive pending pipeline projects will…

VCU Health planning $348M facility downtown

A year after it opened the region's largest pediatric outpatient facility, VCU Health is going forward with plans for an adult version…

What's surprising (and what's not) about the Capital One Arena deal

At $100 million over 10 years, it ranks among the most lucrative naming rights deals for arenas in the United States…

Scott's Addition Boulevard Association endorses idea of a commuter train station on the Boulevard

he subject of where to locate commuter rail stations is part of a broader discussion of a federal and state supported Southeast High Speed Rail project to improve rail travel along the East Coast…

Monument Avenue Commission’s first public hearing borders on chaotic

So much for civility. More than 500 people gathered Wednesday in the Virginia Historical Society auditorium for the contentious first public hearing of Mayor Levar Stoney’s Monument Avenue Commission…

Study says Virginia needs to raise cigarette taxes

The American Cancer Society has a new study that says Virginia state legislators need to raise taxes on cigarettes to deter smoking. Virginia has a higher than average cancer death rate. Anti-smoking advocates say…

Ballast Point starts to brew in Botetourt County

The Roanoke Valley’s first industrial-scale brewery is up and brewing. The start of production marks the latest milestone for Ballast Point, which last year announced that it would invest...

Despite industry declines, mine rescue teams train for emergencies

It was like pre-cellphone times in the town’s Community Center basketball court this week as mine search and rescue teams shot hoops, swapped stories and fiddled with equipment at the 38th annual Virginia Mining Institute Mine Rescue Contest….

Global war on smoking fired up by U.S. proposal to cut nicotine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s proposal to strip cigarettes of their addictive properties has opened a new front in the international campaign to reduce smoking, with health authorities in at least four other countries studying the idea…

Abuse-deterrent opioids unproven, unaffordable, study says

Whether abuse-deterrent opioids actually do as their name suggests and can help curb the opioid crisis are still unanswered questions, but it’s clear the price tag is a major deterrent to making them standard…

CVS, Walgreens hit with Class actions over Rx clawbacks

Walgreens and CVS have entered into contracts with pharmacy benefit managers that have them charging patients more for copays than generic drugs actually cost and keeping the excess, two new proposed…

Justin Fairfax and Jill Vogel spar in first debate for LG

Democrat Justin Fairfax and Republican Jill Holtzman Vogel, both politically ambitious lawyers and polished public speakers, disagreed on issues of guns, taxes and immigration on Wednesday in their first debate in the race for lieutenant governor…

Much-lampooned ultrasound bill revived in race for VA. Lieutenant Governor

Democrat Justin Fairfax used an infamous Virginia antiabortion bill to go after Republican Jill Holtzman Vogel on Wednesday, when the two rivals for lieutenant governor faced off at a candidate forum…

Democrats look to translate national energy into state elections

Virginia was the only southern state Hillary Clinton won in November’s presidential election. But election-year politics aren’t over in the Commonwealth. In addition to voting…

Three questions for FERC

There’s a quorum once more at the federal agency that will soon make a decision whose impact may be felt in this part of Virginia for decades to come. That means…

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