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  • Wednesday April 05th, 2017
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Experts plan to discuss the impact of climate change on the Chesapeake Bay region. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says it’s sponsoring an April 25 forum in Norfolk along with Old Dominion University. The discussion will focus on the environmental impact as well as lessons learned from flooding and sea level rise. Speakers will include the foundation’s director and the Royal Netherlands Embassy Senior Economist ...
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  • Wednesday April 05th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia state lawmakers are set to return to the Capitol to consider Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s vetoes and amendments to legislation they passed earlier this year. Lawmakers will also consider the governor’s tweaks to the state budget at the so-called “veto session” on Wednesday. The governor, a Democrat, vetoed 40 pieces of legislation on hot-button social issues like guns, abortion and immigration. The Republicans ...
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  • Tuesday April 04th, 2017
    The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has announced that 16 historic sites have been added to the Virginia Landmarks Register. Locally, Grace Episcopal Church on South Main Street in Kilmarnock, is one of them. There are two buildings there that are now listed, the Gothic Revival chapel, which was the original Grace Church, built in 1852, and the larger Colonial Revival-style Grace Episcopal Church, built ...
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  • Tuesday April 04th, 2017
    Motorists can anticipate delays on Route 3 at the Robert O. Norris Bridge over the Rappahannock River through this week. Work continues on a $12.8 million painting project of the bridge’s three center spans. The project contractor is installing the platform system required to paint the bridge, as well as temporary traffic signal equipment. Route 3 will be reduced to one lane on Norris Bridge ...
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  • Tuesday April 04th, 2017
    The Virginia Department of Health Division of Shellfish Sanitation has rescinded an emergency shellfish closure on the Perrin River in Gloucester. State Health officials ordered the lifting of the closure effective Thursday, March 23rd, although a Virginia Department of Health Division of Shellfish Sanitation notice originally said the closure would be in place until today. The ban went into effect after diesel fuel was spotted coming ...
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  • Monday April 03rd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A new study has found Virginia’s solar job market grew 65 percent in 2016. The Solar Foundation’s report said Virginia is tied for ninth in country for fastest solar job growth last year and there were more than 3,200 solar jobs in the state last year. Gov. Terry McAuliffe praised the report’s finding, saying it was a testament to his administration’s focus on ...
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  • Monday April 03rd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia officials have rejected a parole request from a German diplomat’s son serving life in prison for the 1985 killings of his ex-girlfriend’s parents. Jens Soering told the Washington Post (http://wapo.st/2nIlW4h ) that he was disappointed and surprised after receiving the news Friday. In addition to parole, Soering is seeking a full pardon from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Brian Moran, McAuliffe’s secretary of ...
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