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PW Conservation Alliance sponsoring Town Meeting June 2

Prince William Conservation Alliance is sponsoring a town meeting on data centers on Thursday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at Jenkins Elementary School

SCC staff recommends Haymarket power lines be put underground

The SCC staff report issued June 2 noted [pages 17-21] that the potential customer may have to pay the excess cost, estimated at $115 million, between constructing an overhead route down I-66 and placing the project underground as the local legislative delegation and overwhelming numbers of the public requested, according to a news release from Del. Bob Marshall.

PWC School Board passes budget for 2016-17; deal retains investments, cuts safety net

Prince William County School Board June 1 balanced the need to protect programs, positions, and raises, with the risk of cutting its reserve safety net, passing a final 2017 Prince William County Schools (PWCS) budget in the face of lower-than-anticipated county funding.

Virginia Chamber names Del. Jackson Miller “Distinguished Advocate for Business”

Virginia Delegate Jackson Miller (50th District) has been honored with the Distinguished Advocate for Business Award by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. This award reflects Delegate Miller’s outstanding voting record on pro-business legislation, a news release stated.

DOD employees qualify for TSA Pre✓® –without any extra effort, even when traveling for personal time

Taking leave this summer? Even when traveling for personal time, military and DoD civilian members qualify for TSA Pre✓® –without any extra effort, according to a news release from the US Department of Homeland Security.

Groundbreaking held for “Potomac Shores” elementary school

State and local dignitaries joined School Board members, Superintendent Steve Walts, and Ron Whitten, newly appointed principal of “Potomac Shores” Elementary School for the new school’s groundbreaking ceremony on May 23. The school will be located at 2500 River Heritage Boulevard, Dumfries, VA 22026.

SCC’s Bureau of Insurance suggests residents check insurance before “hurricane season” starts June 1

In conjunction with Virginia Hurricane and Flooding Preparedness Week May 22-28, 2016, the State Corporation Commission’s (SCC) Bureau of Insurance encourages Virginians to consider their insurance options before winds and rain arrive. Hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30 each year. Plan now by reviewing the details of your insurance policy to ensure you have the coverage you need in the event disaster strikes.

PWCS’ Virtual High School highlighted in digital learning review

The online publication, “Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning, 2015” highlights the Prince William County School Division’s policies and practices in online learning, with a special focus on the Virtual High School.

US Sens. Warner and Kaine applaud Senate passage of appropriations bill

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) are applauding the May 19 Senate passage of bipartisan legislation to fund the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and military construction and facilities, their offices said.

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