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VDOT Traffic Alert—Fairfax County Pkwy. southbound ramp to I-95 closed for weekend work

The ramp from southbound Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286) to southbound I-95 will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday night, Nov. 22 to 5 p.m. Sunday night, Nov. 24 for stormwater pipe repairs, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Equal Rights Amendment to be reintroduced for 2020 General Assembly; Del. Ayala is Chief Co-Patron

Prince William County Del. Hala Ayala (HD-51) of Lake Ridge announced Nov. 21 that for the second legislative session in a row, she will serve as Chief Co-Patron on the bill to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

Three State Senators representing PWC get Democratic leadership posts

State Senators Scott Survovell, Jeremy McPike and George Barker, who represent some areas of Prince William County, have been appointed to leadership posts in the Virginia Senate Democratic Committee.

Second VDOT hearing Nov. 20 on potential fixes for two miles of Rte. 28 in PWC near Fairfax Co. line

Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a second public information meeting at Cougar Elementary School in Manassas Park on Wednesday, Nov. 20 on a study of potential safety and operational improvements for two miles of Route 28 (Centreville Road) in Prince William County between Blooms Quarry Lane and the Fairfax County line.

Prince William County’s Delegate Torian named chairman of House Appropriations Committee

Del. Luke Torian (D-52) has been appointed chairman of the Virginia House of Delegates Appropriations Committee by Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, Speaker-elect.

Prince William Health District cuts services due to shortage of nurses

Prince William Health District (PWHD) is reducing the delivery of some of its services and consolidating most of them at the Woodbridge Clinic. These actions are a result of a shortage of nurses and continued inability to fill many nursing staff positions.

Democrats nominate Del. Eileen Filler-Corn for Speaker of House of Delegates

In a history-making vote, Democratic Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn became the first woman to be nominated by her caucus to be Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates. She will also be the first Jewish Speaker.

40+ events to celebrate 400th year of Thanksgiving in Virginia

For more information about the Virginia Customs, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival and to find an event in your area, go to https://www.americanevolution2019.com/events The C.ustoms, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival is a signature event of Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution.

First processing facility for industrial hemp opens in Virginia

In the first economic development announcement for Virginia’s industrial hemp industry. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Oct. 31 that the first commercial industrial hemp fiber processing facility in Virginia will locate in Wythe County. Vitality Farms, LLC, operating as Appalachian Biomass Processing, will invest $894,000, create 13 new jobs, and plans to purchase more than 6,000 tons of Virginia-grown industrial hemp over the next three years, at a value of more than $1 million.

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