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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.

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.

Governor Youngkin announces additional key administration appointments

“This group of talented individuals will help me build on our Day One initiatives to restore excellence in education, make our communities safer, and open Virginia for business. We share a common vision that government should work for the people, and together we will implement an agenda that serves all Virginians,” said the Governor.

Prince William may get a new judge

Today, Jan. 20, the Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 6 to increase the maximum number of justices on the Thirty-First Judicial Circuit from six to seven.

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