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TSS Today's Clips-Wednesday, June 12

Wednesday, June 12, 2019  
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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.

 

Virginia primary has lots of surprise, no clear message

Virginia's closely watched off-year primary contest produced plenty of surprises Tuesday, but little in the way of a coherent message…

Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw narrowly overcomes primary challenge

Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw, D-Fairfax, won a tough primary fight for the Democratic nomination Tuesday, overcoming a challenge from Yasmine Taeb…

Voters pick Ruff in Republican primary for State Senate seat

Incumbent state Sen. Frank Ruff cruised to an easy victory over challenger Dale Sturdifen in the 15th Senate district primary Tuesday. He will face off against Democratic challenger Virginia Smith on Nov. 5…

O'Quinn, Wampler sweep GOP primary wins

Incumbent Israel O’Quinn overwhelmingly won the GOP nomination for his 5th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday, while a new face with a familiar name captured the 4th District nomination…

Morrissey stuns Sen. Rosalyn Dance and rebukes Democratic establishment

Joe Morrissey, a former member of the House of Delegates and a controversial figure in local politics for decades, knocked off Sen. Rosalyn Dance, D-Petersburg…

Hanger, Avoli win GOP primaries

Incumbent Sen. Emmett Hanger fought off challenger Tina Freitas in Tuesday's Republican primary for the 24th Senate District, and he is now set to run against Democratic candidate Annette Hyde in the Nov. 5 general election…

Democrats choose Del. Debra Rodman to take on Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant

Del. Debra Rodman captured a Democratic primary Tuesday for the right to take on Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant, R-Henrico, in November. Rodman topped Veena Lothe, a lawyer who specializes in civil rights and immigration…

Democrats pick Amanda Pohl to run against Sen. Amanda Chase

Democratic primary voters on Tuesday elected Amanda Pohl, an advocate for victims of sexual or domestic violence, to run against Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield in the fall…

Hashmi wins Democratic primary, will take on Sen. Sturtevant in November

Voters have chosen Ghazala Hashmi as the Democratic nominee to take on Sen. Glen Sturtevant, R-Richmond, in November. The contest pitted Hashmi, a community college administrator, against…

Cheryl Turpin to face Jen Kiggans in Virginia Senate battle; Lynwood Lewis easily wins

A one-term Virginia Beach delegate and a former Navy pilot-turned-geriatric nurse clinched the nominations for their respective parties in the 7th Senate District and will face each other in the November election…

Higgins routs Meyer in 13th Senate District Republican primary

Loudoun County Supervisor Geary Higgins handily defeated his board colleague Ron Meyer in the 13th Senate District Republican primary on Tuesday…

Milde edgesThomas to win Republican nomination for 28th District House seat

Former Stafford County Supervisor Paul Milde edged incumbent Del. Bob Thomas in a rematch Tuesday to earn the Republican nomination for the 28th District House seat…

Carter fights off primary challenge in 50th District

Del. Lee Carter defended his seat in the first of two challenges this election season, besting Manassas City Councilman Mark Wolfe in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary race…

Republicans nominate Garrison Coward to run against Del. Dawn Adams, D-Richmond

Republicans on Tuesday chose Garrison Coward, chief operating officer for a Richmond-based predictive analytics firm, to run against Del. Dawn Adams, D-Richmond, in November…

Lynchburg GOP Chair Wendell Walker wins Republican nomination for 23rd House seat

Lynchburg Republican Committee Chairman Wendell Walker won the GOP nomination Tuesday to run for the 23rd House District seat in the General Assembly…

Mugler wins in 91st House District, Batten will face Downey in 96th

Peninsula voters rejected a progressive Democrat and picked a moderate Tuesday as the party’s nominee for a House of Delegates district in Hampton, Poquoson and York County that been a GOP stronghold until a court-ordered redistricting transformed it…

Progressive challengers oust longtime prosecutors in Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia voters delivered a forceful statement for sweeping criminal justice reform Tuesday, choosing progressive challengers over longtime incumbents in two hotly contested Democratic primaries for prosecutor in Arlington and Fairfax counties...

SCC considers ‘prudence’ of Dominion’s 2015 Chesterfield investments

Dominion Energy faced pointed questions from a State Corporation Commission judge Tuesday over whether the utility should have spent several hundred million dollars in 2015 to retrofit two of its coal-fired units to comply with new state and federal environmental regulations...

Amazon donates $3 Million for Arlington housing, backs new computer degree at NOVA and GMU

Amazon will donate $3 million to support affordable housing in Arlington County and, in a separate venture, will help George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College create a new, high-tech bachelor’s degree to help meet its future workforce needs…

Online auto retailer Carvana looking to build large inspection and reconditioning center in Chesterfield

Online used auto retailer Carvana Co. wants to put a huge inspection and reconditioning center off Interstate 95 in southern Chesterfield County. The proposed project would be on 180 acres along Woods Edge Road and I-95 near Ruffin Mill Road…

Ballad ends surgeries at Norton hospital, catching patients and regulators by surprise

The health system stopped performing surgeries at a Norton hospital, but it is unclear if and when patients or state regulators were notified…

Teresa Carlson makes pitch for AWS cloud for DOD's JEDI work

We're still a month away from the potential award of the Defense Department's $10 billion cloud contract, but Teresa Carlson isn't backing down…

Ten states sue to stop $26.5 billion Sprint-T-Mobile deal

A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm…

Simple slogans for a complicated problem

Last week, at a meeting of the state’s tobacco commission, Del. Kathy Byron, R-Bedford County, said that one reason Southwest Virginia is losing population is “very bad anti-coal policies.” On the one hand, this is an innocent observation that gets repeated so often it just…

The ugly side of online gaming

We are growing less thrilled with social media’s influence on Americans as time goes on. Sure, it has many invaluable and positive aspects, but we’ve seen just as much of the unpleasant side as well…

 

 

Michael W. Woods
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