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Virginia’s U.S. Senators Kaine and Warner back statehood for D.C.

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine have joined Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) and other colleagues in introducing legislation to make Washington, D.C. the 51st state. The Washington, D.C. Admission Act would grant D.C. citizens full congressional representation.

Governor orders Virginia flags fly at half-staff for victims in California

Pursuant to President Biden’s Presidential Proclamation to lower the United States flag, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced that he ordered the flags of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia o be flown at half-staff in memory of the lives lost and those injured in Monterey Park, California.

National Merit fallout - Legislation to outlaw delaying accolades and awards from Va. students

In response to reports that Fairfax County withheld National Merit awards from students, thereby jeopardizing their scholarship opportunities, Gov.Youngkin asked the Atty. General to investigate Fairfax County's handling of 1,000+ students who were not notified of National Merit Awards. Now, the controversy has spread to 16 Northern Virginia schools, including Loudoun and Prince William counties, who delayed notifying students of their National Merit recognition.

Vegan cheese company to expand in Fairfax

Armored Fresh, the U.S. subsidiary of Armored Fresh Inc., a South Korean leading food tech company, will invest $125,000 to expand its headquarters and add 25 new jobs in Fairfax County.

State program helps area businesses expand into international markets

Ten Virginia companies are expanding into global markets through the Commonwealth’s Trade Accelerator Program

Va. snags $3.1 million expansion by Apex Mills, specialty manufacturer of warp knit fabrics

Gov. Glenn Youngkin has announced that Apex Mills, a specialty supplier and manufacturer of warp knit fabrics with industrial and technical applications, will invest $3.1 million to expand its East Coast presence by acquiring the former HanesBrands facility and its equipment in Patrick County.

Draft of proposed history standards - the good and the bad - sent to Va. Board of Education

“These draft standards are stronger because they reflect the contributions of subject-matter experts, thoughtful citizens, and a broad set of organizations across two administrations,” Secretary of Education Aimee Guidera said. “They better meet Governor Glenn Youngkin’s directive to teach all history—the good and the bad—and will prepare all of Virginia’s students to become informed and engaged citizens and members of our democracy, communities and economy.”

Va. State vet okays entry permit for S. Claus and nine reindeer

Dr. Charlie Broaddus, State Veterinarian with Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR), has issued a permit to Nicolas “Santa” Claus, of the North Pole, to bring his herd of “eight tiny reindeer” and one additional rare, red-nosed reindeer into Virginia on the evening of Dec. 24.

VDOT issues overview of road conditions expected over Christmas holiday

Crews across the district will begin pretreating roads overnight Tuesday through overnight Wednesday and will begin deploying trucks early Thursday morning to treat roads as needed. VDOT asks motorists to please monitor forecasts closely as forecasts can improve or worsen quickly. The National Weather Service forecast shows winter weather will impact the region from overnight Wednesday through Friday. The forecast shows the potential for periods of freezing rain and sleet, as well as below-freezing temperatures, heavy rain, and high winds. 

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