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Daily Clip 11/12/13
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TROUTMAN SANDERS

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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 says he’d veto bill to allow uranium mining

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe said Monday he would veto any legislation to facilitate uranium mining in Virginia. The issue has resonance in Hampton Roads, which draws drinking water from Lake Gaston, downstream from…

Northam, Bolling to meet on transition issues

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling will meet Wednesday with state Sen. Ralph Northam, D-Norfolk, who was elected to the office last week, to discuss transition issues. The lieutenant governor presides over…

Herring takes the lead in Virginia Attorney General race

Mark Herring, D-Loudoun, has taken a narrow lead over Republican Mark Obenshain in the race to be Virginia's next Attorney General. Herring now has a lead of 117 votes after a review of city of Richmond ballots…

Two Bedford precincts missing from election night tally

Two Bedford County polling precincts, in Forest and Bedford, were missing 732 votes in the unofficial preliminary numbers from the Nov. 5 election. When the proper numbers were tallied…

Virginia Intermont to announce its merger with another college

Virginia Intermont College is expected to merge with another Virginia private college and that announcement will likely be made in the coming weeks, VI President E. Clorisa Phillips said in a Monday email…

Arena proposed again at Virginia Beach oceanfront

The concept of building an 18,000-seat arena at the Oceanfront that fell apart earlier this year is back with a new player. W.M. Jordan Co., one of the region's biggest construction firms, has submitted…

Richmond City Council receives stadium plan

The broad outlines of the proposal for a Shockoe Bottom baseball stadium came into clearer focus Monday, but details on the project’s financing and the level of political support for the plan on City Council remained cloudy as…

Ballpark plan's roster heavy on developers

Mayor Dwight Jones has made his ceremonial first pitch for a baseball stadium in Shockoe Bottom, and local developers have more than $100 million in nearby projects on deck…

Long-term pact on The Falls

A resolution to adopt a long-term agreement between Bristol and Washington County leaders regarding The Falls retail development is on the agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting of the county Board of Supervisors…

Plans for Loudoun GMU campus remains uncertain

Supervisors did not get the answers they were looking for on a future Loudoun campus last week, as representatives of George Mason University stopped by the Board of Supervisors meeting to discuss the Northern Virginia…

Norfolk likely to support longer terms for School Board

The City Council is poised to make longer School Board terms a legislative priority next year. City administrators have suggested that officials support extending terms for the board members…

2 Fairfax school officials charged with embezzlement and money laundering

A highly regarded school principal in Fairfax County and her former finance aide have been arrested and charged with embezzlement and money laundering, authorities said. They were identified by county police…

Judge dismisses appeal to get ICUHAJI plates back

It's back to court a third time if an Iraq War veteran hopes to see "ICUHAJI" license plates on his vehicle again. A Circuit Court judge last week dismissed Sean Bujno's second attempt to reclaim the personalized tags…

SBA lending dips slightly in Richmond area

Small business lending across the state saw a bump in fiscal 2013, according to numbers released last week, but that wasn't the case locally…

Sold! Can Brandermill Inn now find salvation?

The long-disputed question of who actually owns the former Brandermill Inn and Conference Center may have taken a major step toward resolution, which could be good news for…

Insurers Press for Way Around Healthcare.gov

Some major health insurers are so worried about the Obama administration’s ability to fix its troubled health care website that they are pushing the government to create a shortcut that would allow…

For region's larger companies, health law so far is business as usual

Businesses learned last summer of a one-year reprieve from the "employer mandate." Employer-based plans for now will see few major changes directly from the Affordable Care Act...

HealthCare.gov tally: About 40,000 have signed up

The administration will count people who have a plan sitting in their online shopping cart but have not yet paid. That amount is a tiny fraction of the total projected enrollment for the 36 states where the federal government is running the online health-care exchange...

Three major rating agencies sued over hedge-fund losses

The lawsuit seeks to recover more than $1 billion from Moody’s Investors Service, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings to cover losses sustained by the hedge funds...

More anxious retailers will open earlier on Thanksgiving

The annual retail arms race is invading Thanksgiving with a vengeance. Instead of a Norman Rockwell tableau of family gathered round the turkey, a more fitting image this year might be…

Over 19,000 drivers use ignition interlocks in Maryland and Virginia

 

Mothers Against Drunk Driving on Monday touted new data that shows that almost 305,000 ignition interlock devices have been mandated nationwide for drivers convicted of drunk driving…

SeaWorld fights to save its whale shows

 

A federal ban on contact between killer whales and their trainers, imposed after a bull orca drowned a SeaWorld trainer, faces a challenge in federal court Tuesday as the marine park fights to keep its signature attraction...

Linear accelerator technology employed to improve cancer battle at Holston Valley Medical Center

New technology at Wellmont Health System hospitals will help bolster care to cancer patients in the region, Wellmont officials announced Monday. Bristol Regional Medical Center is slated to get a TrueBeam linear accelerator system for radiation…

Tennessee open records advocates fear impact of court ruling

Transparency advocates are warning about the ramifications of a recent Tennessee appeals court ruling that "high government officials" can keep documents secret if they deem them part of their decision-making process…

Lynchburg City Council to talk about legislative priorities

Lynchburg City Council will discuss legislative priorities for the upcoming 2014 General Assembly session Tuesday. Suggested changes include urging representatives to increase state aid for libraries and to fully fund the recommended…

Virginia Tech to begin demolition of cadet dorm

Rasche Hall and another former cadet dorm, Brodie Hall, will be replaced with modern facilities. Rasche Hall was built in 1900 and Brodie Hall was built in 1897…

GlaxoSmithKline drug fails in late-stage study

 

GlaxoSmithKline says a potential heart disease treatment it acquired as part of a key 2012 company takeover fell short in the main measurement of a late-stage study…

PHCC Uptown: Program has slow start

A new Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) program intended, in part, to help people earn associate degrees in one year instead of two has gotten off to a slow start...

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