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Farming freely: An RNC interview with Liberty Farms’ Martha Boneta

By   /  July 18, 2016  /  National, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Virginia  /  No Comments

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The Republican National Convention in Cleveland is not Martha Boneta’s first time in the spotlight, but she still marvels that she can’t just spend her days quietly on the family farm. “I just wanted a farm and to be left alone,” she said in an interview with Watchdog.org. “The American dream.” Things didn’t quite work […]

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Assistant AG says Virginia broadband sale OK, but issues still lurk

By   /  July 11, 2016  /  News, Technology, Virginia  /  No Comments

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The deadline for the BYU-Sunset Digital deal has been pushed back to Aug. 5. The tobacco commission now wants about $28 million of its grant funding to OptiNet returned if the deal is completed.

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Virginia survey determining statewide broadband access

By   /  July 5, 2016  /  News, Technology, Virginia  /  No Comments

FIGHT TO FINISH: Democrats and Republicans are wrangling for the final votes in Fairfax County.

“Some of our cable providers have expressed a strong desire to see the results and see how they can help meet that demand,” she said.

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Regulations create wide-ranging costs for coal-ash cleanups

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Georgia, News, North Carolina, Regulations, Virginia  /  No Comments

THE SPILL LIVES ON: Some 40 homes were destroyed by a 1.1 billion-gallon spill of coal ash into the Emory River in Tennessee in 2008. Since then, the EPA and some states have enacted strict coal ash regulations that will cost power customers billions of dollars.

Power companies and their customers are spending billions to meet state and federal coal ash cleanup standards. But as ratepayers will soon find out, some coal regulations are more costly than others.

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Municipal broadband network sale to private provider will aid rural expansion

By   /  June 13, 2016  /  News, Technology, Virginia  /  No Comments

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“People are basically raising their hands and saying, ‘Here I am,’’ he said. “They’re pretty ecstatic.”

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Country roads and red tape: Lawsuit challenges West Virginia’s anti-competitive regulations for movers

By   /  May 19, 2016  /  Accountability, Issues, Judiciary, News, Power Abuse, Regulations, State Government, Virginia, West Virginia  /  No Comments

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A lawsuit filed filed Thursday in federal court challenges the constitutionality of West Virginia’s anti-competitive licensing laws for moving companies.

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