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TSS Today's Clips-Tuesday, August 14

Tuesday, August 14, 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.

 

Anthem offers insurance in 42 more local markets – but not Richmond area

Anthem Healthkeepers is re-entering 42 competition-starved local health insurance markets in Virginia in 2019, including Hampton Roads, the Peninsula, and parts of rural Southside and the Piedmont…

Plan to stabilize the shutdown Mountain Valley Pipeline approved by federal regulators

One week after ordering a stop to construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, a federal agency is allowing some work to guard against the environmental and safety risks posed by leaving such a large project half-done…

Authorities, defense lawyers divided on pre-trial discovery proposals

The Virginia Supreme Court has received more than 130 comments from defense lawyers, prosecutors and others on proposals to expand the amount of information the two sides must share prior to criminal trials…

Interchange announces $41.6M expansion

The InterChange Group is spending $41.6 million to construct a cold storage facility near Mount Crawford, bringing 88 full-time jobs to Rockingham County. Gov. Ralph Northam announced the 250,000-square-foot cold storage and blast freezing facility on Monday…

VA. probe finds no evidence of abuse at facility for young immigrant detainees

State investigators found no evidence of abuse at a publicly owned center for juvenile immigrant detainees near Staunton, which remains the subject of a federal lawsuit…

Richmond Building Commissioner, who oversaw permit center, no longer employed by city

The head of Richmond’s Bureau of Permits and Inspections — long a source of headaches for residents and builders seeking approval to do renovation and construction projects in the city limits — is no longer employed by Mayor Levar Stoney’s administration…

Port of Virginia receives grants for Richmond Marine Terminal

The Port of Virginia has received a $456,000 federal grant for improvements at its Richmond Marine Terminal. The grant is part of the government’s Marine Highway Program, which is designed to encourage the development of inland waterways to relieve landside congestion…

Democratic Party sues to get independent candidate off 2nd District ballot

The Democratic Party of Virginia sued state elections officials Monday amid allegations that fraudulent signatures gathered by a Republican congressman helped get an independent candidate on a congressional ballot as a spoiler...

Goodlatte’s son backs Democrat seeking father’s seat

The son of U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke County, said on Sunday that he gave the maximum allowed donation to the Democrat running for his father's seat, and he encouraged people to donate to Jennifer Lewis' campaign…

Kaine, Spanberger discuss national security at campaign event in Henrico

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., campaigned in Henrico County on Monday in a panel discussion on national security in which he touted former CIA officer Abigail Spanberger, the Democratic nominee in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District…

Candidates for Chesterfield prosecutor set for special election

Chesterfield County Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney John Childrey has won the Republican nomination in the race for the county’s top prosecutor, and will now face attorney Scott Miles, a former Richmond prosecutor who is the Democratic candidate…

Poll: Hogan leads Jealous in Maryland governor’s race by double-digits

Hogan, who has governed as a moderate and repeatedly distanced himself from Republicans in Washington, leads Jealous 52percent to 36percent with 11percent of likely voters undecided. The margin is similar to Hogan’s 18-point lead in a June poll by the same firm…

‘Don’t hijack our constitution,’ McCrory says as all 5 ex-governors blast power shift

Former governors of North Carolina gathered in Raleigh on Monday to campaign against proposed constitutional amendments that would shift power away from the governor’s office...

SC offers $250K threshold for remote sales tax collection

The South Carolina Department of Revenue on Monday proposed requiring remote sellers with $250,000 of annual sales into the state to collect and remit sales and use tax by Oct. 1…

Wells Fargo can't shake its bad image. It may even be getting worse

By some measures, Wells Fargo & Co.’s reputation may be even worse now than it was at the height of the 2016 fake-account scandal. The bank faces ever-climbing negative consumer sentiment, with readings in early August at 91 percent negative…

Fearing 'blue wave,' drug, insurance companies build single-payer defense

Powerful health-care interests worried that a Democratic “blue wave” could give new energy to single-payer health-care legislation have created a new group to take on the issue…

Sports betting is now legal in several states. Many others are watching from the sidelines

Three months after the Supreme Court overturned a law prohibiting states from legalizing sports betting, a few states have begun accepting wagers…

Where even Walmart won't go: how Dollar General took over rural America

As the chain opens stores at the rate of three a day across the US, often in the heart of ‘food deserts’, some see Dollar General as an admission that a town is failing…

College tuition, fees still going up

Like death and taxes, college expenses keep rising every year. It is getting to be an old story, but it needs repeating. In Virginia, in-state tuition and mandatory fees for public colleges and universities will be 5 percent higher this academic year...

Griffith: Coal in Salem?

During two visits to local manufacturing facilities on August 7, I heard encouraging news about the economy that I wanted to share with you…

 

 

Michael W. Woods
Senior Manager - Virginia

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