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  • Wednesday May 25th, 2016
    The Lancaster School Board is taking another look at the student dress code. Now, a committee is said to be in the process of being formed to address the issue. It all comes about after a parent expressed concerns last month, over the school’s uniform policy. There appears to be a mix of both parents and school officials, who are opposed to the uniform policy… ...
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  • Wednesday May 25th, 2016
    Governor McAuliffe has signed Executive Directive 7 to leverage the use of shared data and data analytics among state agencies to improve services and outcomes, maximize the use of resources, and increase the return on investment of citizens’ tax dollars in state government. The directive requires a review of all Commonwealth systems, practices, processes, policies, applicable laws and regulations governing the sharing of data across ...
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  • Tuesday May 24th, 2016
    RICHMOND — Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percentage point in April and is now at 3.9 percent—the lowest rate since the June 2008 rate of 3.9 percent. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains below the national rate, which was unchanged in April at 5.0 percent. In April, Virginia’s over-the-year employment growth of 2.2 percent surpassed the national growth ...
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  • Tuesday May 24th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Republicans have asked the state’s highest court to block more than 200,000 convicted felons from voting in November. GOP leaders argue in a lawsuit filed in the Virginia Supreme Court on Monday that Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order violates the separation of powers by effectively suspending the state’s ban on felons. They say governors can restore voting rights only on a ...
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  • Monday May 23rd, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – With temperatures heating up and anxiety about the Zika virus growing, Virginia officials are racing to educate the public and ramp up measures to track and combat mosquitoes that can carry the disease. The state is preparing to launch an aggressive public awareness campaign and distribute thousands of Zika prevention kits to pregnant women. They’re also getting the state lab ready to test ...
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  • Monday May 23rd, 2016
    The Virginia Department of Transportation now is performing two additional weeks of overnight repairs to the travel surface of the Robert O. Norris Bridge over the Rappahannock River. Crews will remove temporary asphalt patches on the bridge’s travel surface and replace them with concrete. Route 3 traffic is once again being reduced to one lane from 7PM to 6AM on the Norris Bridge. It began ...
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  • Monday May 23rd, 2016
    The Colonial Beach Town Council recently got an update on Westmoreland County’s budget and tax issues. Council learned that with the assessments of real estate in the county dropping from $490 million to $470 million, the real estate tax rate will have to be raised just to keep level funding. According to experts, a 2.24-cent increase per $100 value was deemed necessary to cover the ...
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