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Highway alert: Va. State Police to be looking for HOV lane violators on I-66 on Thursday, Dec. 13

Virginia State Police (VSP) will conduct a focused High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) enforcement on Interstate 66 inside the Beltway Thursday, December 13th, during morning and afternoon rush hour periods, according to a news release from the office of Del. Tim Hugo.

Va. Community College system to be changed so job skills training begins when student starts program

Currently, many community college programs intended to train students with applied skills require them to take general education courses before advancing to essential skills-based courses. To best prepare students with the skills needed for high-demand, well-paying jobs, VCCS will work to redesign career pathways so that skills training begins at the start of each program.

Mountain Man Market recalls Mountain Man Apple Cider due to possible health risk

Mountain Man Market of Cana, VA is recalling its ½ gallon containers of Apple Cider because they have the potential to be contaminated with shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli, according to a bulletin from Elaine Lidholm, director of communications, for the Virginia Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services.

Manassas councilman Ian Lovejoy to announce candidacy today for Va. House of Delegates

Two-term Manassas City Councilman Ian Lovejoy says he will announce his campaign for Virginia’s 50th House of Delegates District today, Nov. 17, at a gathering of friends and supporters at his home.

Amazon to locate half of second headquarters in No. Virginia; state incentive package part of deal

It’s official. Half of Amazon's second headquarters will be coming to Northern Virginia. The company will invest about $2.5 billion and create 25,000 jobs over 12 years, according to a news release from Virginia Business. Over the next 20 years, the state will pay an annual incentive to Amazon based on number of jobs and salary levels, make transportation improvements to ease mobility in the region and invest in technology education from kindergarten through master's degree levels with matching funds from educational institutions.

Burn firewood close to where you buy it to avoid transporting invasive pests

Whether for home heating or a campfire, always buy firewood close to where you will burn it. Tree-killing invasive insects and diseases can lurk inside and on the surface of firewood. While these insects and diseases don’t travel far on their own, transporting firewood allows them to move hundreds of miles and start infestations in new places, advises the Virginia Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

New Virginia Veterans Services office opens at Pentagon

Governor Ralph Northam today, Oct. 29, attended the grand opening for the new Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) office at the Pentagon in Arlington. The space was secured earlier this year and construction of the office was recently completed.

Virginia to begin accepting new applications for Medicaid Nov. 1; coverage starts Jan. 1

Governor Ralph Northam has announced that beginning on November 1, 2018, state agencies will accept applications from Virginia adults newly eligible for health coverage under Medicaid expansion.

VDOT Career Fair for high school students at PW Fairgrounds Oct. 4

Virginia Department of Transportation Northern Virginia District will hold its 14th annual Transportation Career Fair on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas, VA 20112.

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