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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.

Artisan furniture manufacturer expands production, opens storefront in historic heart of Floyd

Phoenix Hardwoods, Inc., an artisan manufacturer of high-quality furniture and home goods made exclusively from Virginia-grown hardwoods, will expand its production facility in the county and open a new retail storefront in the historic Farmer Supply store in the heart of downtown Floyd, according to a news release from the office of outgoing Va. Gov. Ralph Northam.

Weather closes Community Vaccination Centers today; check for future hours

Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has closed five of its Community Vaccination Centers (CVCs) today Friday, January 7, 2022, due to expected inclement weather. Individuals with appointments will be notified of the cancellation and can visit vase.vdh.virginia.gov to reschedule. PW Community Testing Cener to open soon.

VDOT ready for forecasted snow

VDOT crews are ready for snow forecasted across northern Virginia from late Thursday evening through Friday morning. Additional concerns for this snowstorm are temperatures that are consistently below freezing, as well as predicted wind gusts.

Gov.-elect Younkin makes veterans’ services appointments

Virginia's Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin has named Craig Crenshaw, a retired U.S. Marine Corps Major General from Stafford, as secretary of veterans and defense affairs and Daniel Gade as commissioner of the Department of Veterans Services, according to Virginia Business.

Northam recommends eliminating sales tax on groceries

Virginia Business is reporting today, Dec. 15, that exiting Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who leaves office next month, has proposed four tax cuts, "including eliminating Virginia’s 1.5% sales tax on groceries and providing an income tax cut for low- and middle-income Virginians."

Seven No. Va. transportation agencies to explain projects at annual (virtual) meeting Dec. 15

The public is invited to join representatives of VDOT, the Commonwealth of Virginia, Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, Virginia Railway Express and other agencies for a virtual public project update meeting tonight, Dec. 15.

VDACS’ plan to regulate hemp production in Virginia approved by feds

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) plan to regulate hemp production in the Commonwealth.

I-95 southbound lanes from Rte.123 (Gordon Blvd.) to PW Parkway to be closed Sat.-Mon nights

Two lanes of southbound I-95 between Rte. 123 (Gordon Blvd.) and the Prince William Pkwy. (Route 294) will be closed, weather permitting, Saturday night, Nov. 6 and Sunday night, Nov. 7, and the right lane of southbound I-95 between RTe.123 and PW Parkway will be closed Monday night, Nov. 8, The closings are to implement a traffic shift, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

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.

AARP urges passage of Senate Bill 376 to lower prescription drug costs in Virginia

Governor declares state of emergency in advance of winter weather expected this week

Bishop Burbidge to lead Jan. 21 March for Life in DC

Suspect charged in Jan. 17 homicide

Broadband expansion in Stafford

Suspects arrested in weekend shootings

Murder victim identified; police looking for Bristow man, 18

Dr. McDade issues letter on mask wearing at PWC Schools

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