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Daily Clip 8/11/17
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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 .

 

Construction to begin on first building in Newport News’ research center

W. M. Jordan Development Co. said Thursday that it would begin construction on its first building in the Tech Center Research Park in Newport News on Aug. 24. W. M. Jordan, Virginia Tech and the city of Newport News are the developers behind the project…

IT contractor to create 400 jobs in Fairfax

Government IT contractor Mission Services Inc. is expanding its Fairfax County operations, creating 400 new jobs. Mission Services will spend $820,000 on the expansion, according to Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Virginia successfully competed against Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Ohio, and Texas for the project…

America's other coal job, ignored by politicians, is dying fast

A couple months ago, Donald Trump was cheering a new coal mine in Pennsylvania that will put 70 people to work — good news for a president whose pledge to revive the industry helped get him elected…

US Army Corps looking to the public to offer insight on the Meadows

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is calling on the public to comment on the controversial store and sports complex project in Abingdon commonly referred to as The Meadows. As part of this large construction endeavor…

Is $20 a month for wireless internet possible in rural areas of Hampton Roads? Maybe, if this plan succeeds

Peoplewho live in rural areas in South Hampton Roads could soon have reliable internet with a new, inexpensive high-speed wireless communications network…

City Council raises two taxes, adds another to create tourism development fund

Williamsburg City Council decided Thursday to move forward with creating a fund that they will revitalize tourism in the city. Members voted 3-1 Thursday to create the tourism development fund, meant to finance tourism projects in Williamsburg…

Richmond architects sue Petersburg hotel developer

The developer behind a planned $20 million conversion of a dormant hotel in downtown Petersburg is facing a lawsuit from a Richmond firm that says it hasn’t been fully paid for its services…

Contura Energy withdraws public stock offering

Contura Energy, Inc. today withdrew the initial public offering of its shares of common stock. The company blamed the change on capital market conditions, according to a written statement. Contura was formed out of the bankruptcy of Alpha Natural Resources…

DEQ Director hears residents fears about pipeline impacts to wells, springs and pristine streams

David Paylor, director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, listened Thursday afternoon to residents of a small community in Giles County who are destined to live in a “high consequence area” if the Mountain Valley Pipeline project moves forward…

Former Hampton Roads banker likely to become Wells Fargo chairman

Elizabeth Duke, who was elected vice chair of the bank's board in October 2016, will probably replace Stephen Sanger atop the San Francisco-based company's board, according to…

Study looks at Virginia Beach tourism industry’s resilience

Tourism is the backbone of Virginia Beach. The city’s economy would drastically suffer without it and the threat of hurricanes, flooding and rising sea level aren’t exactly comforting for the industry. A recent study by the…

Trump, Cooper hold strong positions on Atlantic drilling. Now NC residents are weighing in

North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality held its first public comment event on offshore oil and gas leases Wednesday night in Wilmington. DEQ has two more public events scheduled and is still accepting mailed or emailed comments…

As cashless toll roads proliferate, so do Rental Car fees

Rental car drivers will likely have to navigate more electronic tolls as states convert traditional cash tolls to electronic ones and build new cashless roads…

Seattle Gun Tax not preempted, Wash. Supreme Court says

A $25 per firearm tax on Seattle retailers isn’t preempted by a state law prohibiting local firearms regulations because it’s merely a tax rather than a regulation, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday…

DC Circ. won't reconsider lifting Methane Rule Stay

The D.C. Circuit on Thursday rejected a request by states and industry groups to reconsider a July panel ruling that lifted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s stay of portions of a rule intended…

EPA State Coal Ash permit guidance offers flexibility

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday issued guidelines for states on how to craft permit programs for the management and disposal of coal ash, offering them some…

Energy Group urges FCC to add more Broadband advisers

The Federal Communications Commission committee tasked with speeding the expansion of internet service needs more representatives from electric companies…

Kaiser faces uphill battle to nix Generic Drug Cost suit

A California judge Thursday tentatively rejected Kaiser Foundation Health Plan’s bid to toss a putative class action claiming it inflates certain generic drug prices, but said…

Throwing money at businesses has been a bad idea since the start

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…

No summer break: Candidates hit the airways in Virginia’s race for Governor

Congress may have left town for August, but Virginia’s governor’s race is heating back up as both major-party candidates hit the TV airwaves with ads. Republican Ed Gillespie was first up…

What we learned from the Fairfax-Vogel debate

The two candidates for lieutenant governor debated this week for the first time. Did we learn anything? If you were among those who previously couldn’t have named the two candidates, then you at least learned their names…

Patsy Ticer dies at 82

Patsy Ticer had a passion for politics. She came by it naturally, majoring in political science in college and marrying local politician Jack Ticer during his first term on Alexandria’s City Council. But among friends, she was also known for her love of tennis. But it was Ticer’s political career that garnered…

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