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Dumfries home declared unsafe for occupancy following a May 18 fire

The Prince William County Building Official declared a two-story home in Dumfries unsafe for occupancy following a fire May 18.

Sen. Kaine backs bill to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs at $35/month

“No one should have to choose between paying for their medication and keeping food on the table,” said Senator Kaine. “I’m proud to cosponsor legislation that would cap out-of-pocket costs of insulin and help working families make ends meet.” The Affordable Insulin Now Act would require Medicare plans and private group or individual health care plans to cap patients’ out-of-pocket costs for insulin at $35 per month.

Vehicle crashes into Woodbridge Chipotle restaurant during lunch hour

Crews arrived to find a vehicle partially into the structure with damage to the immediate area. The restaurant was open and serving customers at the time of the incident. The building was posted unsafe to occupy by the Prince William County Building Official and it is unknown when the business will reopen.

PWC Police arrest armed man on schools grounds in Woodbridge

On March 24, 2022 at 11:11AM, the School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to Rippon Middle School, located at 15101 Blackburn Rd in Woodbridge (22191), was informed by school staff of a gunshot heard near campus.

March 31 “Listening Session” on land use issues in Gainesville District

Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland has announced a listening session on Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m. in the Battlefield High School Auditorium (doors open at 6:30). Planning Commission and School Board representatives want input on PW Digital Gateway CPA and the 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update and how these land use decisions impact schools.

Governor calls Va. legislature into special session April 4

Virginia's Governor Glenn Youngkin today, March 24, issued a proclamation calling the members of the General Assembly into special session on April 4th to address the unfinished work from the 2022 legislative session.

Sen. Kaine (D-VA) introduces legislation to boost military spouses in job market

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee and is Co-Chair of the Senate Military Families Caucus, and U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) introduced the Military Spouse Hiring Act March 23. This legislation proposes to amend the tax code to incentivize businesses to hire military spouses.

Matthew Wells to lead Va. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation

Governor Glenn Youngkin has announced that Matthew Wells is the next director of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. The DCR is Virginia’s lead natural resource conservation agency, overseeing the commonwealth’s natural habitat, parks, clean water, dams and access to the outdoors.

Two new disorders added to Virginia’s Newborn Screening program

Two new disorders have been added to the Commonwealth’s newborn screening program, which helps detect a variety of rare, life-threatening conditions in infants. Beginning today, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) will join a screening panel of metabolic and genetic disorders that range from the more well-known Cystic Fibrosis to many relatively obscure conditions that can cause severe sickness, physical or mental disabilities, even death, if not diagnosed early.

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