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  • Friday February 12th, 2016
    Channel markers in Queens Creek in Mathews County that had been changed to warning signs by the U.S. Coast Guard, will soon be reinstalled. The about face comes following complaints by property owners and businesses on the creek. The channel markers were changed to warning signs in November, when the Coast Guard said it planned to do away with all aids to navigation in the ...
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  • Friday February 12th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s House has approved a bill that seeks to undo Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s ban on the open carry of guns in some state-owned buildings. Republican Del. Michael Webert’s bill passed the House with a 63-35 vote Thursday. It heads to the Senate and faces a likely veto from McAuliffe. McAuliffe’s executive order in October prohibited the open carry of firearms, except by law ...
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  • Friday February 12th, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Virginia transportation officials say they’re keeping an eye on road conditions as light snow showers are expected to move into the Richmond area. The Virginia Department of Transportation said in a news release Friday morning that crews are ready to deploy to treat icy patches with salt and sand. Officials say there could be accumulations of snow ranging from a trace up to an ...
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  • Thursday February 11th, 2016
    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
    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, 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
    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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