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Weekend storm deters Youngkin’s Spirit of Va.  stop in Gainesville/Haymarket on Sept. 23

A scheduled September 23rd visit by Governor Youngkin to Gainesville in Prince William County on his bus ‘The Spirit of America’ has been cancelled due to the Governor’s declaration of a storm emergency, a news release said.

Va. Conservation League to meet with PWC legislators July 27 at Kelly Center

As part of the group's 2023 Conservation Scorecard release, the organization said in a news release tha it decided this year to hold a series of town hall events with lawmakers who prioritized environmental protection during the 2023 legislative session, where there were a number of attempts to walk back the progress the Va. League of Conservation Voters says it made on climate action in Virginia.

Virginia’s first “lab school” approved unanimously

The VCU x CodeRVA Lab School will provide an innovative computer-science focused comprehensive high school education to a diverse student body, will serve as a training site for teacher residents, and will afford professional learning opportunities for educators across the state.

VDOT wants resident comments on STARS improvement study for Dale Blvd. and Rippon Blvd.

VDOT will be assessing existing traffic, safety and multimodal conditions in the corridor, including driver weaving issues at the Dale Boulevard/I-95 interchange and accommodations for people walking and biking. This is known as a STARS study. Within the study limits, Dale Boulevard averages about 42,000 vehicles a day and Rippon Boulevard averages about 12,000. No statistics were given for numbers of walkers and bikers.

World wonder Natural Bridge now owned by Commonwealth of Virginia

The deed establishing the Commonwealth of Virginia as the owner of the natural wonder and 1,530 acres surrounding it was recorded June 15, 2023 in the Rockbridge County courthouse in Lexington, VA (home of Virginia Military Institute and Washington & Lee University). The deed’s recordation date coincided with the 87th anniversary of the Virginia State Park System, which opened in 1936 with just six parks — Douthat, First Landing, Fairy Stone, Staunton River, Hungry Mother and Westmoreland.

Va. League of Women Voters initiative aims to boost public’s right to know

Via resolution, the League affirmed the belief that all branches of Virginia government must respect the public’s right to know by conducting public business in public. "We see a need for transparency in the budget process and state agency meetings that seem to make decisions without regard to public input and offer no public scrutiny," the LWV said in a news release. The League will formulate an internal group charged with monitoring legislation and advocating for more transparency. It will also review government behavior for openness.

Fireworks about fireworks in Virginia!

Grucci, the famous fireworks manufacturer and designer plans to create 45 new jobs and to nvest $5.5 million to expand its assembly, storage, and distribution operations to Pulaski County.

Early voting underway in Prince William County, VA

Primary elections for local and state offices offices will be held on Tuesday, June 20, In-Person Early Voting is happening now:

Landmark changes in hiring practices by Virginia’s state agencies

Virginia's state agencies will recruit and compete for talent by eliminating degree requirements, preferences or both for almost 90 per cent of state classified positions.

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