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  • Wednesday November 18th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An 80-megawatt solar energy project in Accomack County has been acquired by Dominion Energy. Dominion Energy says the Amazon Solar Farm U.S. East will provide power to Amazon Web Services. The project also has secured interconnection agreements with Delmarva Power. The subsidiary of Richmond-based Dominion announced its acquisition of the project from Community Energy Inc. on Monday in a news release. Terms of ...
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  • Wednesday November 18th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam has officially announced his run for the Democratic nomination for governor. Northam’s announcement Tuesday was expected. This past summer, he opened a campaign account dedicated to that end. A practicing physician, Northam said in a statement that he’s worked to expand health care, create jobs and make early education accessible to thousands of children. His biggest potential ...
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  • Tuesday November 17th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A spokesman for Virginia’s governor says his public safety team is in communications with federal authorities about refugee resettlements, including relocations involving Syrians in Virginia Brian Coy issued the statement Monday on behalf of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe as several of his Republican counterparts have threatened to stop accepting Syrian refugees following last week’s deadly attacks in Paris. Coy said the governor ...
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  • Tuesday November 17th, 2015
    The Rappahannock Coalition is asking for financial support from local governments and citizens to help pay legal fees incurred in their battle with Dominion Virginia Power. The Coalition is opposing the utility’s plan to construct electric transmission lines across the Rappahannock River next to the the Robert O. Norris Bridge. At a public forum attended by over one hundred residents Monday night, a Coalition spokesman ...
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  • Monday November 16th, 2015
    RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that he will lead an 11-day trade and marketing mission to the Middle East and India from November 13-24. The Governor will be accompanied by First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore and representatives of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Virginia Department of Agricultural and Consumer ...
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  • Monday November 16th, 2015
    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe is reviewing regulations for compensating victims who were involuntarily sterilized decades ago by state officials. The General Assembly gave the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services 280 days to develop the regulations after the budget was enacted. Department spokeswoman Maria Reppas told The News and Advance (http://bit.ly/1RYItl5 ) that McAuliffe has until Dec. 26 to sign the regulations. Victim’s advocate ...
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  • Monday November 16th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An optional retirement plan for about 5,000 Virginia higher education employees is getting new management. The Virginia Retirement System plans to switch the plan’s management from TIAA-CREF and Fidelity to International City Management Association — Retirement Corp. The change will be effective in fall 2016. Retirement system spokeswoman Jeanna Chenault told the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1LgwV7t ) that the change is expected to reduce ...
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