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Daily Clip 8/24/17
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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 .

 

McAuliffe, Tesla celebrate upcoming debut in Henrico

The Richmond region’s first automobile dealership owned by electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. will open to customers Friday at 8:30 a.m. California-based Tesla, which has only one other store in Virginia…

DEQ to install air-quality monitor near Radford Arsenal

In an effort to quell intensifying concerns that the Radford Army Ammunitions Plant is polluting the New River Valley through the open burning of waste, state officials plan to install chemical monitoring equipment in the area by the year’s end…

Dominion hires firm to assess coal ash ponds

Dominion Energy has hired multinational engineering firm AECOM to conduct an independent assessment of coal ash storage ponds at four Virginia power stations and present state lawmakers with options for long-term management of the controversial material…

Rural broadband initiatives, economic development collaboration highlight caucus meeting

Business leaders and government officials shed light on cutting-edge rural broadband initiatives and gave updates on collaborative economic development efforts designed to boost economic development and job growth in rural…

Virginia pipeline foes eyes federal ruling that upholds N.Y. water quality permit denial

A federal court ruling has upheld the decision last year by New York's Department of Environmental Conservation to deny a state water quality permit sought by the Constitution Pipeline…

City Attorney: Mayor, Council should challenge referendum order in court

A charter change set to appear on the November ballot may face a legal challenge from the government it would compel to action if city voters have a chance to weigh in on it. City Attorney Allen Jackson on Tuesday recommended that…

PHCC continues work on technology complex

Patrick Henry Community College has almost finished remodeling its motorsports technology education building. By the end of the month, that…

Heritage Brewing plans $8.9 million expansion in Manassas

Heritage Brewing Co. plans to spend $8.9 million to expand its craft brewery in Manassas, a project expected to create 66 jobs. Heritage is relocating and…

Newport News airport to tighten procurement rules

The revision to the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport’s procurement manual comes in the wake of a blistering report by Virginia Department of Transportation auditors earlier this year…

Cash in trash? Pittsylvania County eyes money-making landfill

Pittsylvania County staff wants to see if the landfill can be a moneymaker instead of a drain by making it a commercial site that imports trash from outside the county’s borders…

Trash authority board ditches deal with RePower South. Who will be the region's lead trash contractor?

The Southeastern Public Service Authority on Wednesday threw in the towel on a plan to let a startup company take over as the region's lead trash contractor, ending months of internal debate about whether RePower South was up to the job…

Eric Holder says new NC redistricting maps gerrymandered

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made his stance clear on North Carolina’s reworked political maps Thursday as General Assembly committees prepare to review the maps…

Union slams choice of Mine Safety Admin. Acting Policy Head

The president of the United Mine Workers of America criticized the recent appointment of Wayne Palmer as acting policy head of the Mine Safety and Health Administration Tuesday, questioning how much the longtime congressional staffer knows about mine safety…

Northeast states propose 30 percent greenhouse gas cut

A coalition of nine northeastern states are proposing to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent under an existing interstate cap-and-trade program. The proposal came Wednesday as part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)…

Energy Dept. report aims to boost coal, nuclear power

A new federal study into the changing electricity sector mostly affirms the market-driven decline of coal and nuclear power while providinga series of policy recommendations to boost the two fuels…

Coca-Cola is so desperate to find a sugar alternative, it's offering a huge reward

Coca-Cola announced a $1 million prize to find a natural and safe low- or no-calorie compound that has the same sensation as sugar when mixed into drinks and foods…

Del. Rick Morris says he's been vindicated in child-cruelty case. His wife threatens to sue prosecutor.

Morris said that from the beginning, “I have strongly professed my innocence, and I do so today.” He was accused of harming his stepson last year in their Whaleyville home. All charges were dropped Wednesday…

Norfolk asks Virginia Attorney General for opinion: Can Virginia localities move Confederate Monuments?

Officials in Norfolk want to move the city’s downtown Confederate monument to a cemetery, and they’re asking Attorney General Mark R. Herring for an advisory opinion on whether state law allows it. State law on the issue is murky, and…

Owe back taxes? Then pay up

They say you can’t fight city hall. But some people sure do a good job of dodging it. According to Richmond’s finance department, delinquent taxpayers owe the city tens of millions of dollars. The number fluctuates over time, as…

Williams: In Charlottesville, why didn’t the cops step in?

Charlottesville, Virginia, a city named after Britain’s first black queen, was the scene of a bloody riot Saturday, Aug. 12. The fray resulted in the death of one woman, who was mowed down by a car; plus, there were many other people injured. Have politicians and the news media told the correct and complete story…

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