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Intensifying public anger over the pending construction of two massive natural gas pipelines through Virginia boiled over into the General Assembly on Wednesday, when more than a dozen Democratic lawmakers asked Gov. Ralph Northam for more oversight of stream crossings and tree cutting and ... pipelines
"We have many situations where the people who serve you are state of Virginia employees. And the State Compensation Board does not compensate them adequately. Consequently, they expect the cities and the counties to take up the slack and we often do, and don't mind doing. You need to ...

UTILITIES. In S.C., greens urge scrutiny of Dominion. Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Dominion Energy came under criticism at an event yesterday held by South Carolina activists who questioned the company's environmental record and influence on politics in its home state of Virginia.
Organizers from the Hampton Roads Newport News Community Services Board say a symposium is necessary because the opioid addiction continues to plague the country and the state of Virginia. According to the latest study, at least 40 percent of people are affected in some way by opioids and ...
He is anti-abortion ("All lives matter" he says, including blastocysts), and earlier this year introduced legislation to prohibit the State of Virginia from funding abortion services (the bill passed but was vetoed by Gov. Ralph Northam). And, of course, Freitas is a Second Amendment extremist. Freitas appears ... elections
COLUMBIA -- Dominion Energy, the utility giant looking to buy Cayce-based SCANA, garners a lot of respect from political leaders in its home state of Virginia, where it supplies power. But the utility also faces criticism from public interest groups in Virginia over its rates, environmental protection record ...

Dominion Energy, the utility giant looking to buy Cayce-based SCANA, garners a lot of respect from political leaders in its home state of Virginia, where it supplies power. But the utility also faces criticism from public interest groups in Virginia over its rates, environmental protection record and connections ...
The Chesterfield County Dash In offers the community the first crowler program available within a convenience store in the state of Virginia. The 32-ounce crowler is new to a convenience store environment, with the crowler cans providing craft beer enthusiasts with a smaller option that allows for improved ...
The new Dash In offers the first crowler program available within a c-store in the state of Virginia. The 32-ounce crowler is new to a c-store environment, with the crowler cans providing craft beer enthusiasts with a smaller option that allows for improved storage and freshness, the company stated. Eight taps ...
Summary: Edmunds was a sought-after recruit who chose to stay in his home state of Virginia. He was mostly a special teams player as a freshman before making an impact with 100-plus total tackles and at least 14 tackles for loss over each of the past two seasons. Edmunds is known for his unique blend ...
Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who frequently appears on lists of possible 2020 presidential candidates, will be the featured guest at the Louisiana Democratic Party's True Blue Gala next month. “Gov. McAuliffe has been a great friend and took bold steps to move the State of Virginia forward,” ...
Dr. Bronaugh is a native of Petersburg and comes from Virginia State University, where she directed the center for Agricultural Research, Engagement and Outreach. “Agriculture is the number one industry in the state of Virginia, and while we have a great diversity of products that we produce, we also have ...
Police have released footage of the moment a dog was rescued from a house fire in the US state of Virginia. The bodycam video was captured by Buena Vista Police Department and made public to praise the officer Jacob Moore's heroic efforts. Mr Moore can be seen in the footage searching the ...
Looking at Robert E. Lee, he was torn between the United States and his state of Virginia. Many people don't know Abraham Lincoln offered Lee the command of the Union troops. Lee was torn, and it wasn't until the bitter end that he decided he would side with the South because of his loyalty to the state of ...
Each of these areas of spending contributes to the increase in the budget. Approximately $2.9 million of the $4,254,735 increase would come from the state of Virginia, while the rest would be covered by local dollars. Over 50 percent of the total budget would be covered by the state, while 43 percent would ...
The state of Virginia might soon put a price on carbon, using a cap-and-trade system to limit pollution from energy producers. Dowd: “Back early in 2017, the governor thought it was imperative for the state to do something about climate change, about regulating carbon emissions.” That's Michael Dowd ...
Camping World Holdings currently operates seven locations in Virginia specializing in RV sales, service and parts and accessories. With the new acquisition, the company will further expand the market footprint by increasing Camping World's presence in the state of Virginia to eight retail locations.

“Harvest has increased exponentially in the state of Virginia, and the majority of this harvest is being done by out-of-state harvesters,” Conteaux concludes. The U.S. doesn't track the amount of turtle meat it exports, and statistics from China are hard to come by, but Colteaux hopes states will collaborate in ...
In 2014, former Director of Procurement Services Greg Johnson said that the relationship between VCE and the College of William and Mary has been going on for "eons." Four years later, little has changed about this relationship from an institutional perspective, even as student groups advocate for reform.
Instead, “home” for the next two years is Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center, the last youth-detention facility in the state of Virginia. Jackson is one of 208 young people living at the center, located in the small town of Bon Air, a 20-minute drive from Richmond. As recently as 2005, the state had eight ...
Another piece of legislation that is aimed at the state of Virginia as a whole but will be felt by the Tri-Cities is regulatory reform, which serves to reduce the number of requirements incoming entrepreneurs and business owners have to fulfill before opening a business in Virginia. “Virginia is seen as a ...
Ralph Northam for his leadership in attempting to bring the state of Virginia into compliance with the coastwide fishery management plan for Atlantic menhaden. His administration deserves kudos for recently withdrawing a misguided challenge to the management system. We must all stand up to this foreign ...
As recently as 2005, the state of Virginia had eight centers like Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Facility, housing more than 1,300 delinquent youth. But by 2017, after a series of reforms, that number had shrunk to one. “It's not that you can't do good work here,” said Andy Block, who, since 2014, has served as ...
“It is not too late for the state of Virginia to stop these bad projects, not just document and respond to the damages after they are inflicted on Virginians and our resources,” Sligh said. ***. Environmental groups opposed to the pipeline took the DEQ's violation notice as a promising sign from an agency that ...
Mallory Noe-Payne (@MalloryNoePayne) March 14, 2018. “But universally we want to make sure we're fixing the flawed and loophole filled problems specifically in the state of Virginia, but also across the nation,” Nardi said. The walkouts weren't just at high school and middle schools, but also universities.
While the SmartAsset study recognized the state of Virginia as a whole, this announcement influences the way JMU administrators such as Wyatt and Warner view JMU. Additionally, the growing reputation of Virginia schools has impacted primary and secondary education in Virginia. Scott Kizner ...
The search is on for a man who fired a single shot that killed a woman who was visiting a home, according to the Pickens County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said they responded to a home on Courtney Drive in Easley Saturday just before 9 p.m. in reference to a report of a woman being shot inside a home.
Deputies identified the shooter as 32-year-old Joshua Ray Wilder of Jonesville, VA - he's believed to be back in the state of Virginia at this time. Wilder is now wanted by the Pickens County Sheriff's Office for involuntary manslaughter. Wilder is described as a male, 5'10" and approximately 185 lbs, with ...
A House and Senate bill was passed on Saturday by the Virginia General Assembly that will provide $154 million annually in funding from the state of Virginia for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. "This morning, the Virginia General Assembly passed historic legislation that will provide, for the first time, ...
RICHMOND, Va. – As the regular session is adjourned, the Virginia General Assembly had not set a budget for the state of Virginia. A big issue in keeping the budget from being set was a disagreement between Republican and Democratic legislators on the issue of Medicaid expansion in the state.
“What all of this has in common is that, they're still not willing to unravel some of these old-fashioned, old-boys club kind of laws and traditions up in the General Assembly,” Simonds said. “As we get more women and we get more representation that reflects the state of Virginia, we are going to unravel more ...
“We are delighted to expand our operations into the great state of Virginia,” said Terry England, President, England, Inc. “We would like to thank the state and its various agencies for their support, cooperation, and partnership in this endeavor, and we look forward to operating in Lee County and becoming ...
“We are delighted to expand our operations into the great state of Virginia,” said Terry England, President, England, Inc. “We would like to thank the state and its various agencies for their support, cooperation, and partnership in this endeavor, and we look forward to operating in Lee County and becoming involved in the ...
The state of Virginia issued water quality certifications for upland activities associated with MVP and ACP. While the state required a survey of drinking water wells and springs within 1,000 feet of the pipelines, it only did so for “areas known to have karst topography.” This requirement only applies to a small ...
"So that tells us there is a lot of passion against Donald Trump in the state of Virginia." Bitecofer also added that the favorable field for Democrats in Virginia means Senator Tim Kaine may not have strong competition leading up to the primaries. Another poll released earlier in the week showed him with a ...
1 corporate campaign contributor to elected officials in the state of Virginia.” However, Petersen said he believes the tides may be changing in the General Assembly, with Dominion receiving pushback from both Democrats and Republicans. “This is the first time in my history that Dominion really got a lot of ...
Of his decision to set off for this frontier as a teenager in the 1890s, the future “father of Black History Month” wrote that his home state of Virginia, “like most of the worn-out South, was passing through an age of poverty and to escape the hardships that endured in that state, younger Negroes went as workers ...
RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) -- Attorney General Mark Herring's office announced that it defended the conviction of Jack Eugene Turner, of Franklin County, who was convicted in 2015 of violating a state law that prohibits hanging a noose to intimidate. The Supreme Court of Virginia upheld Turner's conviction, finding that his ...
The State of Virginia has approved HB 1558/SB 966, 'Electric utility regulation; grid modernization, energy efficiency programs.' The Senate version passed yesterday, March 1, while the House passed their version on Fefbruary 13th. It is expected to be signed by Governor Northam in the coming days.
Darrynun Mabry lives in an apartment paid for by the state of Virginia — part of a series of diversion efforts the state has unrolled to keep youth out of detention and curtail the high recidivism rate. Mabry was sent here instead of a detention center after being charged with bringing a gun to his high school.
The Society of Virginia has named Margaret O'Meara of Alexandria the 2018 Cherry Blossom Princess. Lorraine Barclay Nordlinger, President of the Society of Virginia stated, "The Society of Virginia was very impressed with Margaret's passion for her home state of Virginia and her involvement, leadership, ...
State of Virginia proposes domestic terrorism law. February 16, 2018. Daryl Johnson. On January 19, 2018, Delegate Marcia “Cia” Price (D-Newport News), Virginia House of Delegates, and the State's Office of Attorney General proposed House Bill 1601 (HB 1601) which defines “domestic terrorism” and recommends the ...
Once again, the state of Virginia has allowed some to dishonor, or fail to acknowledge, the vast accomplishments and the very existence of a marginalized people or population as it proceeds toward the erection of another Confederate statue, that of Confederate Capt. Sally Tompkins on the Virginia ...
Reston-based NCI Inc. will be laying off about 100 people at its AdvanceMed subsidiary at the end of April due to the recent loss of a contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Chantilly-based NJVC has notified the state of Virginia that it's letting 113 employees go. The exact ...
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - The Virginia State Hands Free Driving bill did not pass in the House this weekend. Drivers will still be allowed to hold phones and handheld devices, like a GPS, all while driving. However, nothing has changed when it comes to texting - that is still illegal in the state of Virginia.
The University was recently named the best university in the state of Virginia for LGBTQ students by BestColleges.com and Campus Pride. The ranking combined BestColleges.com's academic and affordability metrics with Campus Pride's Index score of five stars. “I think the award was correct,” said Shaun ...
“We've just barely broke the 25 percent mark for women represented in the state of Virginia, and obviously it's going to take another election cycle to get some of these men out who are unwilling to hear any issues, to even just pass them to the floor.” In the Senate committee, Sen. Tommy Norment, R-James ...
The Virginia Film Office is part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation, the state agency charged with marketing the state of Virginia. Tourism is an instant revenue generator in Virginia. In 2016, visitors spent $24 billion, supporting nearly 230,000 jobs and contributing $1.7 billion in state and local taxes.
Once again, the state of Virginia has allowed some to dishonor, or fail to acknowledge, the vast accomplishments and the very existence of a marginalized people or population as it proceeds toward the erection of another Confederate statue, that of Confederate Capt. Sally Tompkins on the Virginia ...
I met with the senator at his office — lined with baseball memorabilia, tokens from his past missionary work, and nods to our mutual home state of Virginia — to discuss a range of issues affecting young people today; from the still unresolved status of DACA to what the local Virginia elections might signify for ...


 

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