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  • Thursday October 08th, 2015
    The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT,) received an additional $55.5 million in federal funds originally ear-marked for other states.  The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) re-appropriated these funds to Virginia and several other states with projects currently planned.   According to Gov. McAuliffe: “Virginia aggressively pursues federal dollars for transportation, maximizing all resources available, which leaves us in an excellent position to get more funding, by carefully investing ...
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  • Thursday October 08th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell is asking an appeals court to suspend her case while the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to review her husband’s public corruption convictions. Maureen McDonnell’s attorneys filed a motion Wednesday with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The U.S. Supreme Court issued an order in August saying former Gov. Bob McDonnell could remain out of jail ...
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  • Thursday October 08th, 2015
    WARSAW, Va. (AP) – A proposed resort overlooking a stretch of the Rappahannock River where eagles nest is headed to a public hearing. The Richmond County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hear public comments Thursday on the proposal. The hearing will be in Warsaw. The proposal by a Florida company, Diatomite Corp. of American, calls for a main lodge, a spa, shops and a restaurant and ...
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  • Thursday October 08th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Board of Education has revised its school accreditation standards. The board tells Virginia media outlets that the change – which goes into effect Thursday – was made to recognize schools’ progress toward meeting the Commonwealth’s high expectations for student learning and achievement. The revision will create new ratings to differentiate schools that are close to meeting the requirements for full accreditation, ...
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  • Wednesday October 07th, 2015
    Virginia Officials have announced that the $15 million project to repair the state-owned spaceport on Wallops Island has been completed.  Last year, an Antares unmanned rocket (the third of its kind and intended to ferry food, hardware, science experiments and other payload to space station astronauts under a $1.9 billion NASA commercial contract) suffered a malfunction prompting its detonation.  The debris inflicted significant damage to ...
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  • Wednesday October 07th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has confirmed he’s incentivizing Deschutes Brewery of Bend, Oregon, to pick Virginia as its new East Coast site. Multiple news outlets report that Deschutes is looking at different places on the East Coast to house its first area location. McAuliffe recently confirmed that he visited the brewery in mid-September to help entice the brewery to break ground in the ...
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  • Wednesday October 07th, 2015
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – An Army Corps of Engineers preliminary evaluation concludes that a high-voltage power line beneath a historic section of the James River is not practical. Dominion Virginia Power has previously rejected that suggestion as too costly. The utility instead is seeking to construct towers nearly the height of the Statue of Liberty to carry the lines across the James. That proposal has been roundly ...
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