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Daily Clip 9/21/17
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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 .

 

MPO Policy Board talks Interstate 81 conditions

The Winchester-Frederick Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board on Wednesday discussed the increasingly congested and dangerous road conditions of Interstate 81…

$9 billion highway project would widen 3 major Maryland roadways

Gov. Larry Hogan proposed a $9 billion project to add four lanes each to the entire stretches of three of Maryland’s most congested highways — the I-495 Capital Beltway, the I-270 spur connecting Frederick to D.C. and the 295 Baltimore-Washington Parkway that connects the city to Washington…

Amtrak to the NRV? State gives $350,000 for feasibility study

Thanks to a shot of financial stimulation from the state , the prospect of passenger rail service in and out of the New River Valley appears more likely . The Commonwealth Transportation Board has agreed to allocate…

Federal judge considers Surry-Skiffes Creek power line project

A federal judge is expected to take a week to 10 days before ruling on a preliminary injunction that, if approved, would halt Dominion’s Surry-Skiffes Creek power line project. The National Parks Conservation Association filed an emergency request…

Arlington Board grudgingly enacts state-required Towing-Board changes

Having been brought to heel by the powers that be in Richmond, Arlington County Board members on Sept. 19 grudgingly but unanimously changed the composition and operating rules of the county government’s Trespass Towing Advisory Board…

Group of CEOs looks to form 'super region' to attract top workers

A new alliance of 21 CEOs from Richmond to Baltimore is making its first public pitch to unite a “super-region” that features an interconnected transportation system and attracts young talent that currently is looking elsewhere. The Greater Washington Partnership…

More people leave Greater Washington than move here. And it's getting worse.

When the nation’s economy is bad, people stay in the Washington region. But when times are good across the country, Greater Washington sees more residents leave than move here, a trend that is only increasing — and one that bodes poorly for the region’s ability to attract…

Why Virginia thinks it's got a shot at Amazon's 2nd headquarters

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has decided to hire a consultant to help Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia and Richmond submit pitches to the online commerce company. The state will submit a proposal offering Amazon its pick…

Auditors: City has 'mission-critical' need for accounting expertise

The city’s long-delayed 2015 financial report has finally been filed with the state, and it includes a strong recommendation to beef up the Finance Department with some actual financial expertise. Hopewell’s…

What would flood if a Duke Energy coal ash dam broke?

Environmental groups say they will sue Duke Energy for not telling the public what would happen if any of its dozens of coal ash dams fail. Duke’s 31 North Carolina coal ash basins hold 111 million tons of ash in water-filled ponds…

Bristol Tennessee could be in fight over use of eminent domain for road project, attorney says

Bristol Tennessee officials are in for a fight if they proceed with plans to take land at the entrance to National College for a road project, the college’s attorney said. City Council voted unanimously on Sept. 5 to use eminent domain to…

Tenn. residents seek Class Cert. in traffic debt dispute

Three Tennessee residents on Tuesday asked a federal judge to certify a proposed class and three subclasses of people who allegedly had their driver’s licenses unconstitutionally suspended for failing to pay money owed for traffic violations, arguing that…

Waymo seeking $2.6 billion from Uber for one trade secret

Uber Technologies Inc. attorney Bill Carmody disclosed the figure in a hearing in federal court in San Francisco, where both companies are discussing whether a trial in the case will begin next month…

More Wells Fargo fallout as Yellen says Fed may take action

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen on Wednesday blasted Wells Fargo for its “egregious and unacceptable” sales scandal and said the regulator may take action against the bank...

From oil refineries to solar plants, unions bend California climate change policies in their favor

No contour of California’s vast landscape inspires such passionate devotion as its coastline, so state lawmakers recoiled when President Trump announced in April that he wanted to expand offshore drilling. The outrage was channeled into a proposal…

Insurers scrambling to keep up with ObamaCare drama

Insurance companies blindsided by the Senate GOP’s decision to pull the plug on bipartisan talks and move forward again with ObamaCare repeal are scrambling to figure out how to move forward…

Is Virginia’s Gubernatorial race a national bellwether?

Is Virginia in the process of rapidly turning blue, perhaps for good? If the state’s impending gubernatorial election is any indication, the answer is likely “no.” The race…

UMW poll shows U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine with solid leads over potential opponents

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat who is up for re-election next year, holds a double-digit lead over three potential Republican opponents in a new statewide poll by the University of Mary Washington. Kaine won the support of more than…

Verizon abandoning 8500 rural customers is proof that wireless is not Broadband

Over the past few weeks, Verizon has been breaking up with thousands of customers in rural America. It's a move that's left many people without any options for cell phone and internet use, and one that highlights the fact that wireless is not a substitute for wired broadband—despite what the…

Combating Child Abuse: States take action

Spurred by high-profile cases of endangered children and chronically overworked caseworkers, many states have taken steps this year to shield children from abuse and neglect, including adding caseworkers, tightening reporting requirements and expanding the definition of “abuse”…

Rebuilding with Public-Private Partnerships

As Houston recovers from Hurricane Harvey, Florida digs out from Irma, and Hurricanes Maria and Jose threaten, one thing has become painfully clear: Such storms inflict massive damage on a region’s infrastructure…

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