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  • Thursday February 11th, 2016 virginia_seal
    The Virginia Senate approved a bill Tuesday to restrict what local governments can ask homebuilders to do to offset the impact of their developments, setting up far-reaching reforms to the state’s so-called proffer system. The bill passed 29 to 8 after a heated debate between the bill’s sponsors and senators from Northern Virginia, who argued that it would interfere with local efforts to keep new development ...
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  • Thursday February 11th, 2016 Virginia Seal 2
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Senate has passed a bill that would prevent some drivers from being charged with reckless driving for going 11 miles over the speed limit. The legislation passed Wednesday with bipartisan support that raises the threshold for charging drivers with reckless driving from 80 miles an hour to 85 miles an hour. The current reckless driving law applies to anyone going 20 ...
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  • Thursday February 11th, 2016 Richmond_Virginia_Capitol
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A legislative panel has killed a bill that would have required students to use the bathroom that corresponds with their biological sex. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (bit.ly/1osdjtw) that the bill died Tuesday with an 8-13 vote in a House subcommittee. It sought to require school boards to adopt policies ensuring that restrooms and locker rooms are “only used by students based on their ...
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  • Wednesday February 10th, 2016 sunedison-dominion-solar
    CHESAPEAKE, Va.,  — Dominion Virginia Power will soon add more solar power to its generation portfolio.  The company is partnering with SunEnergy1 to install 91,803 solar panels at a new solar farm in Chesapeake– enough to power 5,000 homes. SunEnergy1, a North Carolina-based company, will lease the 250 acre site, located off Ballahack Road and U.S. Highway 17. Dominion will purchase the output of the ...
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  • Wednesday February 10th, 2016 mission-possible
    Many Virginia High schools, including schools locally, are kicking off a statewide safety campaign to prevent speeding and increase seat belt use among teens. The four-week campaign, called MISSION:POSSIBLE. Buckle Up. Drive the Speed Limit., is designed to educate teens about the dangers of speeding and help them develop life-long safe driving habits. It is sponsored by Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety, ...
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  • Wednesday February 10th, 2016 VDEQ
    If you live in the Greenvale, Paynes or Beach Creek Watersheds in Lancaster County, you may be eligible for reimbursment up to 50% of the cost of having your septic tank pumped out. The Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation District, in conjuction with Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality has received grant funding that is aimed at assisting residents of those watersheds with septic tank ...
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  • Wednesday February 10th, 2016 closings_delays
    Lancaster Co Schools | open 2 hours late Essex Co Schools | open 2 hours late Westmoreland Co. Schools | open 2 hours late Lancaster Community Library | Open at 11 AM
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