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A bird mystery: VA officials working to discover why birds are dying in numbers

The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, DWR (formerly the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, DGIF) is coordinating testing on a selection of deceased birds after the Northern Region area of Virginia began receiving an increase in the number of calls starting May 18 about sick/injured young birds, specifically Grackles and Blue Jays.

PWC to get $91 million in federal COVID Relief funds

“We welcome the $7.2 billion in relief for Virginia and are pleased the Biden Administration has listened to our calls to give states, localities, and tribes significant flexibility in determining how best to use these emergency funds,” said the Senators. “These funds will allow the Commonwealth and localities to recover from the economic harm of COVID, promote public health, invest in broadband, make up for lost revenue, and address many of the other impacts of the pandemic."

Virginia’s Individual Income Tax filing and payment deadline for 2020 is Monday, May 17

Virginia Tax is reminding taxpayers in Virginia, if you haven’t yet filed your individual income taxes, the filing and payment deadline is just days away. You have until Monday, May 17, 2021, to submit your return. Taxpayers are encouraged to file electronically because, state tax officials say, COVID-19 protocols may delay paper return processing.

People no longer have to pre-register with State of Va. to get COVID-19 vaccine

PWC Schools tapped for US Dept. of Education “Green Ribbon” environmental award

Prince William County Public Schools will receive the U.S. Department of Education’s 2021 Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Award--one of only five U.S.school districts to earn the award in 2021.

Virtual trade show series April 15 and April 22 to feature Virginia’s Finest Producers

A Manassas-based company, Bakefully Yours, will be among vendors featured April 15 and April 22 during the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' (VDACS) Virginia’s Finest Specialty Food and Beverage Virtual Trade Show Series.

Virginia ABC stores closed Easter Sunday

All Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) stores will be closed on Sunday, April 4, in observance of the Easter holiday. April 5 is Mini-Monday.

Five candidates for Democratic nomination for Va. Governor to debate on TV April 6

The first televised Democratic gubernatorial debate hosted by the Democratic Party of Virginia will take place at Virginia State University and air live across the Commonwealth on Tuesday, April 6. All five candidates for governor will be participating and the debate will be moderated by CBS 6 anchor Bill Fitzgerald, joined by panelists Cheryl Miller and Barbara Ciara.

Johnson & Johnson 1-shot Covid vaccine available in Va. this coming week

Virginia will begin offering the new, one-dose COVID-19 vaccine this coming week, following U.S. approval. Virginia is expected to receive 69,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which the Virginia Dept. of Health officials said will be prioritized for mass vaccination clinics across the state. An additional allotment is expected to be sent to pharmacies participating in a federal partnership.

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