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New laws in Virginia highlight school safety

In an effort to tout a series of new school safety bills passed by the Virginia General Assembly earlier this year, Gov. Bob McDonnell will stop by a Midlothian, Va. elementary school on Tuesday for a ceremonial signing of the new measures.

Tags: school bus , Virginia General Assembly , Hank Silverberg , Rich Anderson , Joe May ,

Monday - 06/13/2011, 10:45pm EDT

Va. gov criticizes Napolitano for ignoring request

Gov. Bob McDonnell is criticizing Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for not acting on the state's request to allow state police to enforce some immigration laws.

Tags: Gillian Christensen , Janet Napolitano , Department of Homeland Security

Friday - 06/10/2011, 05:49pm EDT

Va. launches new economic development program

Virginia is launching a new program to assist regions in creating and sustaining economic development opportunities.

Tags: Building Collaborative Communities , Bill Bolling

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 10:29am EDT

Contractor settles with Va. over computer crash

Northrop Grumman Corp. has agreed to a $4.7 million compensation package to make amends for a widespread computer system crash that idled 26 state agencies last August, leaving some people unable to renew driver's licenses.

Tags: Virginia Information Technologies Agency , Northrop Grumman , Jim Duffey

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 12:35pm EDT

International Paper to repurpose shuttered Va mill

International Paper is planning to repurpose part of its closed mill in Isle of Wight County in a move that will create more than 210 jobs.

Tags: International Paper , Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade , Jim Cheng ,

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 12:07pm EDT

Va. gov wrapping up Asian trade trip

Virginia's economic development mission to Asia is winding down after final meetings with South Korean corporate officials and importers.

Tags: Virginia Economic Development Partnership , Shanghai , Hailey Fong , Joyce Hua , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts , Palace Museum , Myung-Bak Lee

Monday - 05/16/2011, 11:31am EDT

Objects from Beijing museum coming to Virginia

Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed a cultural exchange agreement to bring about 200 objects from Beijing's Palace Museum to Virginia.

Tags: Beijing's Palace Museum , Beijing , Treasures from the Forbidden City , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Saturday - 05/14/2011, 11:00am EDT

Va. sells $600M in transportation bonds

Virginia has sold $600 million in transportation bonds to help pay for road and rail projects all around the Commonwealth.

Tags: bonds , Dulles Rail , VRE

Saturday - 05/14/2011, 10:00am EDT
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