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virginia

Niagara Bottling to establish Mid-Atlantic operation in Chesterfield County

Niagara Bottling LLC will invest $95 million to establish a manufacturing and bottling operation at Meadowville Technology Park in Chesterfield County.


Dan Gecker announces campaign for Virginia’s 10th Senate District

Dan Gecker announced Wednesday that he is running for Virginia’s 10th Senate District, an open seat encompassing parts of Chesterfield County and Richmond City, and all of Powhatan County.


ATV user? Ride safely this winter—and all the time

Today’s ATV have come a long way from the original three-wheel models and are a lot safer to ride. But dealers and users remind new owners that safety is still every user’s responsibility.


education

Sen. Warner statement on award of $17.5M federal preschool grant

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner released this statement today following the announcement that Virginia will receive a $17.5 million Preschool Development Expansion Grant to serve children in 11 Virginia school divisions.


virginia

Hummus company wants Virginia-grown chickpeas

Sabra Dipping Co. has ramped up production in the Richmond area to meet consumer demand for hummus. The company officially opened a major expansion of its Chesterfield County food plant in October.


law

ACLU applauds Chesterfield County decision to stop honoring warrantles ICE requests

Today, the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office became the first county in Virginia to make public that it has stopped honoring ICE detainer requests not accompanied by a warrant.


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Virginia employers honored for championing disability employment

Several Virginia employers were honored this month for outstanding commitment to hiring and supporting people with disabilities in the workplace.


Waynesboro fugitive on the run for two years arrested in Henrico

Officers with Waynesboro Police Department and Henrico County Police Department arrested a former Waynesboro man on several charges after he had been on the run for over two years.


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State Fair of Virginia local music lineup

The charismatic Peppas of VCU and the inaugural Latin Music Festival are two of many highlights that will grace the Taste The Local stage at the Triple Crown Amphitheater during the 2014 State Fair of Virginia.


education

State announces 2015 Virginia teachers of the year

Eight educators today learned of their selection as 2015 Virginia Regional Teachers of the Year during surprise classroom visits and announcements made by their division superintendents.


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Do elementary school students toss out their fruits and veggies?

After new federal school meal regulations were rolled out in 2010, widespread news reports circulated that school children were grossed out by the healthier lunches and were simply tossing the newly required fruits and vegetables and whole grains.


Virginia counties honored for digital information efforts

Governor Terry McAuliffe today congratulated nine Virginia counties that received top rankings in the 2014 Digital Counties Survey.


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McAuliffe embarks on trade mission to China, UK

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe embarked on the first international trade mission of his governorship, an eight day trip to China and the United Kingdom.


law

ACLU challenges Hampton home search ordinance

The ACLU of Virginia has warned Hampton officials that a new ordinance allowing inspection of rental units without a warrant infringes on the constitutional rights of owners and tenants.


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Kirk Cox: Responsible state budget without Medicaid expansion

Last night the General Assembly completed its work on the 2014-16 state budget that excludes Medicaid expansion. We addressed Governor McAuliffe’s 8 line-item budget vetoes, to include two that were ruled unconstitutional.


McAuliffe Announces 2,000 new jobs in Chesterfield County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today at the Virginia State Capitol that Shandong Tranlin Paper Co., Ltd., a leading Chinese pulp and paper company will invest $2 billion over five years to establish its first U.S. advanced manufacturing operation in Chesterfield County.


Washington Redskins sign UVA’s Morgan Moses

The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed 2014 third-round draft pick tackle Morgan Moses (66th overall). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. With the signing, the Redskins now have all eight members of their 2014 draft class under contract.


law

ACLU raises issue with Chesterfield prayer policy

The Chesterfield County, Va., Board of Supervisors may not permit only “ordained religious leaders of monotheistic religions” to offer prayers before board meetings, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia say.


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Gov. McAuliffe and Capital One announce official opening of new data center in Chesterfield County

Gov. Terry McAuliffe joined Virginia-based Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) this week to celebrate the official grand opening of its new data center in Chesterfield County.


business

Evonik Industries to invest $15 million in Chesterfield County

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced in North Chesterfield today that Evonik Industries, one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies, will invest $15 million to relocate and expand its Business and Innovation Center in Chesterfield County.


law

Prayer in school: Un-American

At age six, I’m faced with a dilemma. Should I learn this prayer and say it along with everyone else? That’s up to you, my mother tells me. I could say it, or remain silent while everyone else recites, or she offers to request that I be excused from the room during the prayer.


ACLU asks Chesterfield to steer clear of Bible course

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   The ACLU of Virginia has asked the Textbook Review Committee of Chesterfield County Public Schools to drop from consideration a controversial Bible study course that may unconstitutionally promote religious beliefs in public schools.


Chesterfield kills controversial warrantless-search proposal

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last night to kill a controversial proposal that would have enabled county inspectors to enter rental units without first obtaining a warrant. Under the proposed ordinance, building owners in designated districts would have been required to allow inspections of the interior of their properties once notified by […]


ACLU: Warrantless inspections raise a constitutional red flag

The ACLU of Virginia has warned Chesterfield County officials that a controversial proposal to inspect rental units without a warrant infringes on the constitutional rights of owners and tenants. In a letter sent two weeks ago to the Board of Supervisors and County Attorney Steven L. Micas, ACLU of Virginia Legal Director Rebecca Glenberg says […]