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With Northam’s amendment, nonpayment of court fines and costs won’t suspend driving privileges

Some 627,000 Virginians will get back their licenses to drive after Gov. Northam March 26 amended legislation to eliminate the practice of suspending driving privileges for nonpayment of court fines and costs.

Are you a furloughed US government worker? Virginia AG warns about scams & how to avoid them

Shutdown related scams could include fake employment offers for “side jobs," predatory lenders taking advantage of temporarily unpaid Virginians and fake charities that claim to be working on behalf of federal workers.

Government shutdown wreaking havoc with Metro finances and safety

Following inquiries by Virginia and Maryland’s Senators, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) disclosed today, Jan.17, that it is losing, on average, $400,000 each weekday during the government shutdown. In response, the Senators issued the following statement:

PWC dogs need tags by Feb. 1

Any dog not having a 2019 license tag by February 1 will be in violation of County Code and owners will be subject to a fine. The license fee is $10 per dog. To obtain a license, owners must present a valid rabies certificate for each dog. Licenses may be purchased in person at two sites in Woodbridge and two sites in Manassas.

NPS’ funding request to reconstruct eight miles of GW Pkwy. gets boost from Sens. Warner and Kaine

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) led a bicameral letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in support of the National Park Service’s (NPS) grant application to secure $126 million in funding to reconstruct an eight-mile stretch of the north end of the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP).

Home Depot loses $1800+ worth of ground-fault interrupters in alleged shoplifting incident

Manassas City Police Department crime log for Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.

USDA food programs will go on with full benefits - despite government shutdown

At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Jan. 8 announced a plan to ensure that low-income Americans have access to the nutrition they need, despite the inability of Congress to pass an appropriations bill that safely secures our borders. The plan provides full benefits for participants in USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for the month of February.

How will IRS’ lack of staff and tax refund funds affect Va. taxpayers, ask US Sens. Warner and Kaine

Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asking how Virginia taxpayers will be affected by the government shutdown, which has left the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) short-staffed and potentially underprepared for the beginning of the 2019 tax-filing season.

Kaine and Warner aim to snag back pay for federal contractors hit by government shutdown

Virginia's US Senators, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, say they will introduce legislation to secure back pay for the federal contractors who have gone without pay during the government shutdown.

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