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Daily Clip 11/4/13
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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 .

 

Candidates fanning out across Virginia

Democrat Terry McAuliffe is dominating the ad buys in the homestretch of the governor’s race, but Republican Ken Cuccinelli got more help Friday from the Republican Governors Association…

Turnout of 40% predicted

The Virginia State Board of Elections estimates statewide voter turnout in Tuesday’s election will be no more than 40 percent…

McAuliffe holds lead in latest CNU poll, Sarvis support remains firm

Democrat Terry McAuliffe holds a 7 percentage point lead over Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the race to be Virginia's next governor, the latest poll from Christopher Newport University shows….

In Richmond, Sarvis says he offers better choice

They say politics and religion don’t mix. But when you’re the Libertarian candidate for governor and need every vote you can get, there’s no harm in seeing if politics and craft beers go well together…

McAuliffe pledges to work with GOP

he race for Virginia governor on Friday became a contest about which candidate would be more bipartisan. Terry McAuliffe would work with Republicans in the legislature and…

McAuliffe seeks to win race that eluded him before

This time out, Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s campaign strategy came down to three points: dramatically outspend the opponent, take advantage of outside factors and keep his outsized persona to himself…

Ken Cuccinelli fights stench of doom

In politics, it is generally not a good omen when a candidate’s supporters argue that he still has a chance of victory — if the opponent’s supporters neglect to vote….

Virginia blame game begins

National Republicans agree on this much about the 2013 campaign in Virginia: It wasn’t supposed to go like this. Well before the last votes are cast in the state’s off-year governor’s race,..

Lt. Gov. hopefuls offer Va. voters a stark choice

The candidates for lieutenant governor offer Virginia voters a stark choice: a socially conservative Republican opposed to abortion and a Democratic state senator and physician best known for…

Race for Va. Attorney General offers stark choice

They're both state senators named Mark, and the two candidates for attorney general say they would advocate ethics reform and fight human trafficking. That's where the similarities end...

Much is at stake in Tuesday’s election

Despite the low turnout typical in Virginia’s non-presidential election years, statewide races for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general have a greater impact on how the state will run…

Three  vie for House District 55 post

The winner of the 55th House District seat will bring a new face to Virginia’s General Assembly. The district—represented since 2010 by Del. John Cox…

Three choices await voters in Virginia’s 6th District House of Delegates race

Voters in Virginia’s 6th District can select from three candidates competing to replace retiring state Delegate Anne B. Crockett Stark, R-Wytheville…

Two of areas 8 House races are contested

Just two of eight area races are contested in the state House of Delegates. All 100 House seats are up this year. In 43 of those contests, there are two major party candidates…

In Virginia election, money and history suggest possible outcomes

Virginians regularly hedge electoral bets and look likely to do so in the state legislature this year, even as Democrats hope to sweep all three statewide races. No one, not even Democratic operatives, is seriously betting…

Toll opponents’ attorney "They’re not quitting"

The state’s highest court delivered what appeared to be a knockout blow Thursday to an effort to stop the Elizabeth River tunnel tolls. That evening, about a dozen determined fighters gathered to discuss how they might go another round...

Contractors see worsening results, prepare for a tougher 2014

Contractors that provide services to the government last week reported declining sales — and some warned that 2014 could be worse. After a troubled 2012…

Henrico, Chesterfield face headwinds on meals tax proposals

 

Chesterfield County asked residents to approve a tax on meals 25 years ago, and 55 percent of voters said no. Henrico County came closer in 2005, losing a meals tax referendum by just 151 votes even while voters agreed to a $349.3 million bond issue…

Boards make meals tax promises

As officials in Chesterfield and Henrico counties campaign for meals tax initiatives, they have been making promises on how the new revenue streams would be administered…

Flood insurance rates up: Tips to keep you afloat

 

Perhaps you’ve shrugged off your flood insurance bill as one more hit to your pocketbook that you just have to live with. Doing so could cost you thousands. New laws that took effect last month require…

Low –cost carrier Southwest Airlines flies into Richmond

 

The low-fare, no-frills carrier is entering the Richmond market initially with just one daily round-trip, nonstop flight to Orlando, Fla., the capital region’s No. 3 destination with about 173,000 annual passengers…

Bringing it home to Va.

The homemade sign on pink poster board attached to the porch railing expressed a down-home greeting that seemed to speak for the entire town. "We Love All of You!” it read above the names…

Sudley Church in Manassas Battlefield worries Bi-County Parkway plan will doom its future

The cannonball is no longer lodged behind the pulpit. The floorboards are no longer stained with blood. But Sudley Church, which sits on a hillside in Manassas National Battlefield Park, still defines itself…

Virginia  Peninsula Schools urging state to revamp SOL tests

 

Four local school boards recently passed resolutions urging the state to revamp Virginia's Standards of Learning, or SOL, tests. The Gloucester, Mathews, Williamsburg-James City County and York school divisions are among a growing number of boards…

Caroline voters consider school funds

 

Voters are asked to weigh in on a $26.3 million bond referendum that will pay for upgrades to Caroline High School and Madison Elementary School….

Nelson County Broadband project progressing

 

The fiber, conduit and drop installations for the Nelson County broadband project is about 99 percent complete. Two of the three remaining towers are on their way to be installed…

Norfolk Scope expansion proposed at $3.5M cost

 

Scope can't go upward, but architects say it can go outward. The arena's design, which has made it an easily identifiable building in Hampton Roads for decades, has left city officials with few expansion…

First-rate marina could be a boost for Downtown Norfolk

A hotel-conference center blocks from the Elizabeth River. Check. A vibrant, remade waterfront with restaurants and entertainment. Check…

Tobacco giant makes a global push

Universal Corp., a leaf tobacco supplier and processor headquartered on the Southside, said it plans to spend between $40 million and $45 million to expand its operations in Africa….

Liberty University To Undergo $500M Building Boom

An ambitious $500 million campus rebuilding project at Liberty University includes the first high-rises on the Lynchburg campus…

Under Health Act, Millions Eligible for Free Policies

 

Federal subsidies will pay the entire monthly cost of some plans being offered in the online marketplaces, a surprising figure that has not gotten much attention…

'Dark money' in politics revealed in probe of campaign donations

The case offers a rare glimpse into the shadowy world of politically active nonprofits, which have played an increasing role in elections nationwide since…

Back Bay Brewing Co. plans new location in Va. Beach

Pending federal regulatory approval, Back Bay will open a small brewery and tasting room by late January in a building that used to house Wave Riding Vehicles on…

Sentara takes steps to secure records after recent breaches

Sentara Healthcare has been working on efforts to better protect sensitive patient data for months, hospital officials said, but those efforts have shifted into high gear in the wake of…

After fatal crash, some people are asking: How old is too old?

In Virginia, the only regulation is that once drivers reach age 80, they must pass a vision test when they renew their license - once every eight years. That isn't far out of line from other states…

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