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DOC aims to test all inmates for Covid-19

Virginia Department of Corrections says it is aggressively testing incarcerated offenders for COVID-19. While the nationwide struggle to adequately test for the coronavirus continues, the Virginia DOC has already tested more than one-third of the state’s approximately 29,000 offenders. Most offenders being tested have no symptoms; the DOC is conducting point prevalence testing to catch cases before there are any symptoms.

Virginia’s Lt. Gov. Northam breaks first tie - on teenage driving

Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam broke his first tie in the Senate of Virginia Jan. 23, 2014. Northam voted on a bill that addresses the leading cause of death for teenage drivers - using a cell phone while driving.

Manassas firm wins state contract to provide security services for Virginia capital in Richmond

New Horizon Security Services, Inc., a Manassas security services firm, has been awarded the Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) contract to provide security officers in multiple buildings and parking facilities throughout the state capital in Richmond.

Telos expansion means 160 new cybersecurity jobs to be located in nearby Loudoun Co.

Telos Corporation, which has made the Washington Technology Top 100 Government Contractors list for the 10th year in a row, will invest $5 million in its Loudoun County operations, according to an announcement from the office of Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Carnival Cruise Lines to sail out of Virginia in 2015

After ceasing operations in the state 18 months ago, Carnival, the world’s largest cruise ship line, will resume sailing seasonally from Norfolk in the spring and fall of 2015.

Virginia state parks popular with visitors; Leesylvania in PWC ranks fourth

Virginia State Parks once again set a new attendance record with 8,871,822 visitors in 2013, 6 percent higher than 2012’s record attendance of 8,366,179.

GMU may get funding boost for Lyme disease testing

Delegate David Ramadan (87th) announced Dec. 18 that funding he requested for a groundbreaking new Lyme disease test developed by George Mason University has been included in Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s proposed 2015-2016 budget.

Delegate Marshall offering “A Day with Your Delegate” program during 2014 General Assembly

Delegate Bob Marshall will offer an opportunity for students in 8th-12th grades to participate in his “A Day with Your Delegate ” Program.

Private firms pose creative solutions to I-66 congestion between Capital Beltway and Haymarket

Nineteen private firms have offered the Virginia transportation officials "innovative and creative solutions" to ease the congested I-66 corridor from Capital Beltway to Route 15 in Haymarket.

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