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Virginia launches I-66 Commuter Choice program

Virginia leaders celebrated the launch of the first group of multimodal improvement projects under a new I-66 Commuter Choice program. These projects will play an important role in moving more people and reducing congestion on I-66 Inside the Beltway, a news release from the Governor's Office said.

ABC store in Marshall to close for improvements; patrons directed to Gainesville & Warrenton

The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) store at 4199-B Winchester Road in Marshall will close on Friday, Sept. 22, for an expansion and remodeling project, according to a news release from Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. It will reopen Nov. 20 at 10 a.m.

State agencies to help keep order during Sept. 16 planned protest in Richmond

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement regarding the planned Sept. 16 protest in Richmond:

Va. urges Equifax to stop pushing its own fee-based credit monitoring during breach cleanup

Attorney General Mark R. Herring joined a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general Sept. 15 in urging Equifaqx, a credit reporting firm, to stop pushing its own fee based services on data breach victims, said to be 143 million people, including more than four million in Virginia.

Latest test results reveal 94 percent of PWC schools are accredited

Student test results in English, math, history, and science earned fully accredited status for 85 of 90 (94 percent) of eligible Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS), according to a Sept.13 report from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). All PWCS high schools are fully accredited, and met the high school graduation requirement.

Attorney General reaches agreement with Manassas Park pawnbroker

Attorney General Mark Herring announced Sept. 11 that his office has reached a settlement with A to Z Pawn, Inc., a Manassas Park-area pawnbroker, to provide more than $41,500 in refunds to 638 consumers as a result of the company's alleged violations of the Virginia statutes applicable to pawnbrokers and the Virginia Consumer Protection Act (VCPA).

School attendance law tightened; law says parents/guardians must be notified of any student absence

Prince William County Schools says that "new school reporting and follow-up practices required by the Code of Virginia (Compulsory Attendance Law 22.1-254) make it more important than ever to communicate with schools when students have excused absences."

Oh Honey! More honey bees producing more honey; friends of pollinators needed

Keith Tignor, State Apiarist at VDACS was quoted as saying, “Every Virginian can help honey bee populations by providing flowering plants around their homes and supporting local beekeepers.” September is Honey Month in Virginia!

New initiative for teachers: Learn skills needed to influence local and Virginia education policies

Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced a new statewide partnership between the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and Hope Street Group, to support and equip teachers to engage local and state policymakers in education policy development.

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