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Daily Clip 7/30/13
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Below are newspaper articles from around the Commonwealth that you may find of interest.  If you have any questions please contact Mike Woods at 697.2256.

 

McDonnell’s appointed lawyer bills state $53,500

The firm of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s state-appointed attorney has billed the state $53,530 for roughly a month’s work. That covers the initial services of former Attorney General Anthony F. Troy and some other staffers from his firm…

Conservative film flays McAuliffe’s Va. biz deals

Terry McAuliffe gets unflattering cinematic treatment in a new film from a non-profit conservative outfit known for making movies critical of prominent Democrats and party ideals. In "Fast Terry,"…

Ad targets Cuccinelli fight with climate scientist

The newest TV ad in the Virginia governor’s race focuses on Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II’s legal battle with a University of Virginia climate scientist. Titled "Witch Hunt,” the commercial…

Who knows Virginia? Not (fill in the blank) …

Who knows Virginia? I know Virginia. He doesn’t – or so goes the weekend flap over U.S. 58 here in southwest Virginia. It started Sunday, when Republican Ken Cuccinelli’s campaign released a video picking up on Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s line…

GOP ties McAuliffe to VISA probe involving his former car company

Virginia Republicans on Monday called on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe to reveal more information about his former car company’s ties to a federal official under investigation about his role in a visa financing program…

Jackson wants to do away with farm inspections

E.W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, said he wants to allow farmers to sell what they have produced on their own land without licensure or inspections…

Debate discord surfaces in LG race

Like their counterparts atop Virginia's statewide ticket, the lieutenant governor contestants are at loggerheads over candidate debates…

Virginia Organizing rallies, calls on Congress to increase Corporate taxes

A Charlottesville grassroots organization that secured more than $17,000 in city tax money for other nonprofits next fiscal year rallied downtown Monday, calling on Congress to require corporations to pay more taxes…

Foes of Bi-County Parkway in Pr. William and Loudoun unite in grass-roots campaign

The 10-mile thoroughfare, which would travel through farmland and near Civil War ground to connect Interstate 66 in Prince William County and Route 50 in Loudoun County, is seen by state transportation officials as a key piece of Virginia’s future transportation network…

State seeks research lease for wind energy test project off Virginia Beach

Virginia has asked the federal government for a research lease for a wind energy project off Virginia Beach. Virginia’s Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy has put in its application with the…

Developer's plan could rejuvenate Norfolk's Ocean View

Officials are negotiating with a local developer to build apartments, office and retail space at the site of the former Ramada Inn, near the Chesapeake Bay…

Hanover Supervisors doubt closed meeting laws will be loosened

Even as the Hanover County Board of Supervisors seeks to water down state laws on open meetings, some members are expressing doubts that their proposal will gain traction with the legislature…

Holladay lands another deal at Exit 89

The developer of Winding Brook has sold off another chunk of its Ashland holdings. Holladay Properties this month sold Shoppes I, a 1.5-acre retail section of the Bass Pro Shops-anchored development off Exit 89 in Hanover County…

·   A lower profile, but lots of tobacco

·   The auctioneer’s chant on the warehouse floor may be an increasingly distant memory, but Southside Virginia continues to produce tobacco, and lots of it…

Pending sales of U.S. homes slip from 6-year high

The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes dipped in June from a six-year high in May, a sign that sales could stabilize over the next few months…

Teachers crowd N.C.'s Monday political protests

Thousands of North Carolina teachers and other protesters on Monday staged one of the largest of the almost-weekly demonstrations opposing Republican policy decisions…

Madison County denied entrance to Shenandoah park

Madison County has lost its bid to get a public entrance to Shenandoah National Park. The Madison County Board of Supervisors and others say President Herbert Hoover promised the entrance in 1929…

VCU gets grant for senior health care program

 

Virginia Commonwealth University is expanding a pilot program that helps underserved older adults better manage chronic health conditions and coordinate their care…

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against TVA

A federal judge in Knoxville has found a more aggressive cutting of trees along TVA power transmission lines is legal…

Biofuels Center of NC closing doors in 3 months

A nonprofit the state created five years ago to develop locally grown biofuels will close its doors Oct. 31. The Biofuels Center of North Carolina announced Monday it must shut down because legislators eliminated its funding…

Warrior Tech to combine different ways of learning

Warrior Tech Academy, a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) academy, soon will open at Magna Vista High School as the first New Tech Network (NTN) school in Virginia…

Science Museum of Western Virginia gets permits to expand...

The Science Museum of Western Virginia’s butterfly garden will soon be able to show its true colors. The museum also opened with some of its planned galleries still not completed...

Amazon looks to fill hundreds of jobs in Richmond region

Amazon.com Inc. is adding hundreds of jobs in the Richmond region as part of a nationwide plan to increase the number of workers at its warehouses. The company said Monday that it will add 5,000…

Edwin Roessler to be named new chief of Fairfax County Police Department

Lt. Col. Edwin C. Roessler Jr., the current acting chief of the Fairfax County Police Department, will be hired as the permanent chief by the Fairfax Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning…

South African Farmworkers the U.S. Can't Live Without

After Mexico, South Africa is the biggest supplier of documented farmworkers to the U.S. They are coveted by employers because they speak English and have the skills to run high-tech machinery, learned on farms back home…

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