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Part of Vint Hill Rd. in Greenwich area to be closed Friday night, May 20, for roadwork, VDOT says

Vint Hill Road (Route 215) in the Greenwich area of Nokesville, between Greenwich Road (Route 603) and Burwell Road (Route 604) in the area of Greenwich Presbyterian Church in Nokesville will be closed, weather permitting, at 9 p.m. May 20.

Bugs at your home?

Here are some common and seasonal home, lawn and garden pests, and options for managing those pests from Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) that urges consumers to read the label on all pesticide products and follow the instructions for their use.

State Sen. Surovell’s bill SB 740 to study building safety requirements passes committee

Bill would study whether Virginia laws need to be changed to assist building inspection and maintenance. SB 740 passed by a unanimous vote, and comes in response to the tragic collapse of the Surfside condominium building in Florida and the structural damage discovered in 2016 at River Towers Condos in Belleview.

Rte. 28 bypass update at virtual information session at noon on Feb. 22

Prince William County Department of Transportation (PWC DOT) invites the public to a virtual information session, “Transportation Tuesday,” on the Rte. 28 Bypass Project on Feb. 22 at noon.

Va. Senate bill criminalizes sex involving animals

The Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee has passed Senator Scott Surovell’s bill to ban the sexual abuse of animals, forced sexual contact with animals, the possession of animals for sexual purposes, and the production and distribution of materials depicting sexual contact with animals. The bill, SB 249, passed by a party-line vote of 9 to 6.

Virginia joins lawsuit against vaccine mandate for healthcare workers and staff

The Commonwealth of Virginia has joined a coalition of states in a lawsuit arguing that the federal government does not have the power to impose a vaccine mandate through the interim rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Dr. Ron Howell heads USDA’s Virginia Farm Service Agency

The Biden Administration recently appointed Dr. Ronald Howell, Jr. as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Virginia Farm Service Agency (FSA).

VDOT’s Saturday morning update on Jan. 29, 2022

VDOT Crews continue to work treating icy spots, but roads are generally clear. Please assume that anything that looks wet is icy. Temperatures are expected to stay below freezing into Monday, causing continued icy conditions. Be extra careful on bridges, ramps, overpasses, and elevated surfaces.

Virginia’s new Attorney General reveals his legislative priorities

Attorney General Jason Miyares has announced his legislative priorities and goals for the 2022 General Assembly session. Included are making Virginia Parole Board member votes public records and subject to the Freedom of Information Act, Reversing legislation that banned mandatory reporting of sexual assaults at school and other crimes to law enforcement and Human Trafficking Training for Law-Enforcement Personnel.

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