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29 update on 29th: VDOT slates June 29 virtual update on rehab of Cub Run Bridge (Rt. 29 north )

Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a virtual construction update Wednesday, June 29 starting at 7 p.m. on work to rehabilitate northbound Route 29 (Lee Highway) bridge over Cub Run to improve driver and pedestrian safety and extend the overall life of the bridge. The bridge was originally built in 1954, some 68 years ago.

Gov. Youngkin signs 100+ bills into law

Governor Glenn Youngkin has signed more than 100 bills into law. Most take effect Just 1. Here are some of the bills.

Gov. Youngkin signs 40+ bills into law

Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed more than 40 bills into law Friday including legislation strengthening school safety audits, cutting fees for sportsmen, and establishing training for law enforcement to recognize signs of human trafficking.

VDOT to replace culvert pipe in Catharpin April 4-7

Robin Drive (Route 2005) between the southern Bluebird Lane intersection and the northern Bluebird Lane intersection in Catharpin will be closed to through traffic, weather permitting, from 9 a.m. Monday, April 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, to replace a culvert pipe.

Italian olive oil company to set up production facility in Newport News

Certified Origins, an Italy-based company focused on providing fresh and authentic extra virgin olive oil, will invest $25 million to establish its first U.S. production facility in the City of Newport News to meet increased demand for its branded and private-label products, according to a March 30 announcement from Gov. Glenn Youngkin.

March 29, 2022 is Virginia Vietnam Veterans Day with 11 a.m. ceremony at Va. War Memorial

Governor Glenn Youngkin has proclaimed Tuesday, March 29, 2022 as Virginia Vietnam Veterans Day to honor and recognize the men and women who served in the US Armed Forces during the Vietnam War era.

Governor calls Va. legislature into special session April 4

Virginia's Governor Glenn Youngkin today, March 24, issued a proclamation calling the members of the General Assembly into special session on April 4th to address the unfinished work from the 2022 legislative session.

Matthew Wells to lead Va. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation

Governor Glenn Youngkin has announced that Matthew Wells is the next director of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. The DCR is Virginia’s lead natural resource conservation agency, overseeing the commonwealth’s natural habitat, parks, clean water, dams and access to the outdoors.

Two new disorders added to Virginia’s Newborn Screening program

Two new disorders have been added to the Commonwealth’s newborn screening program, which helps detect a variety of rare, life-threatening conditions in infants. Beginning today, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) will join a screening panel of metabolic and genetic disorders that range from the more well-known Cystic Fibrosis to many relatively obscure conditions that can cause severe sickness, physical or mental disabilities, even death, if not diagnosed early.

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