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TSS Today's Clips-Thursday, May 3

Thursday, May 3, 2018  
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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.

 

Chesterfield EDA votes to withdraw controversial ‘Megasite’ rezoning

Chesterfield County’s Economic Development Authority voted this morning to withdraw its request to rezone a 1,700-acre tract it had eyed for the so-called “Matoaca Mega Site,” a project it hoped would lure a major employer to the region…

Warner, Kaine ask Army Corps to fund Craney Island expansion

Virginia’s U.S. Senators want the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to consider funding the construction of the Craney Island Eastward Expansion, efforts that will nearly double the cargo capacity of the Port of Virginia…

Va. State Senator files suit against Forest Service in support of pipeline protests

A Virginia state senator filed suit against the U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday, claiming that federal officials are illegally blocking access to a road in the Jefferson National Forest where several people are protesting construction…

Attorney General: Scope of Virginians’ data exposure on Facebook 'extremely troubling'

The perils of Facebook friendship just became painfully clear. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said Wednesday that 7,100 Facebook users in the state along with 1.7 million of their Facebook friends may have had their personal information exposed…

Genworth and China Oceanwide to alter capital structure of acquisition deal

More changes are being made in Genworth Financial Inc.’s long-delayed plan to be acquired by the China-based investment firm China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co. Ltd…

Jefferson Lab beam facility dedicated, future impact celebrated

Big things are expected out of the recently upgraded Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility at Jefferson Lab, even if what exactly will be discovered by the 1,600 scientists using the facility…

Campbell solar farm code updates remain under discussion

Campbell County supervisors delayed approval on zoning ordinance updates related to the installation of solar energy facilities in a meeting this week…

RISE looks globally for solutions to Hampton Roads' flooding issues

RISE, the nonprofit focused on seeking solutions to the problems coastal communities face with sea level rise and recurrent flooding, is rising to the occasion with a new challenge…

In 7th, Democrats talk strategy for Brat race

Given the ideological makeup of Virginia’s sprawling 7th Congressional District, both candidates who are seeking the Democratic nomination next month know they’ll have to win over some disaffected Republican voters to beat incumbent U.S. Rep. Dave Brat in November’s general election…

Dunbar target of complaint

A Republican candidate for the 6th Congressional District who has drawn fire from others seeking the GOP nomination to succeed Rep. Bob Goodlatte is accused of violating campaign finance laws. Roanoke attorney Josh Johnson said he filed the complaint…

Country Clubs, County strike deal to end tax standoff

Greater Washington's ability to train the workforce of tomorrow could be a competitive disadvantage in the region's courtship of Amazon.com Inc. and other major corporate brands that rely on a steady flow of tech talent…

Mylan settles with most insurers in $67M antitrust appeal

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. and a pair of chemical companies accused of a price-fixing scheme with the generic-drug maker have come to an undisclosed settlement with most of the insurers fighting to hold on to a combined…

Opioid Cos. sued over ballooning health insurance costs

Opioid makers and distributors, including Purdue Pharma and McKesson Corp., were slapped with first-of-their-kind proposed class actions in five federal courts Wednesday alleging that by fueling the nation’s opioid crisis, they have made health care costs go up and health insurance premiums skyrocket…

Public entity can ax deal to save cash, Mass. Justices say

Massachusetts’ top appellate court said Wednesday that a public entity such as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority can terminate a procurement contract for the sole purpose of saving money, breaking with federal precedent and setting a new one for the Commonwealth…

Nashville voters overwhelmingly reject transit referendum

Nashvillians resoundingly defeated a controversial plan that would have raised four taxes to fund a transit system anchored by light rail, voting against the historic referendum by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. In a crushingblow to much of the city’s establishment that backed the proposal…

UPS in talks to launch in-home delivery service for large goods

Shipping giant UPS is in talks with a trucking companyabout a partnership toship large consumer goods, a move that could help UPS gain an edge over competitors…

New vulnerability found in systems used in electric, gas industries

Researchers have discovered a new vulnerability in technology widely used to operate critical services such asoil andelectric systems that theywarnhackers couldexploit. The vulnerability, disclosed Wednesday by cybersecurity firm Tenable, impacts two applications used to program…

Climate activists and coal interests unite, lending support to zero-emissions technology

When it comes to reducing the temperature on future coal use, either the world’s biggest consumers have to severely cut their appetites or the fuel has to become a lot cleaner. Like it or not, coal will remain a staple of the global energy mix…

Prince William County: Transforming the talent pipeline into a strategic workforce engine

In a world of global competition and rapid innovation, we took a deeper look at one of Northern Virginia’s leading jurisdictions – Prince William County - to uncover what is responsible for its economic success and how it is helping to shape the Northern Virginia region…

Pipeline protesters should pipe down

Last July, after three years of due diligence that resulted in more than 150,000 pages of regulatory findings and more than 75,000 public comments, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission finally released its Final Environmental Statement on Dominion Energy’s proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. FERC approved the natural gas pipeline project, noting that…

It’s time to get Richmond Public Schools squared away

Levar Stoney’s education compact — a major, if not the principal, element in his successful campaign for mayor — has stalled amid bickering and finger-pointing. To a certain extent, blame for that can be pinned on the…

Chesley: You can bet on casinos coming to Virginia, courtesy of the Pamunkey

“We have no plans” to operate a casino. — Bob Gray, chief of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe, in a February 2016 interview with me, shortly after the federal government upheld the tribe’s new federal designation I guess the circumstances changed. Or maybe…

 

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