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VA State Police claim 'significant risk' to officer safety

Individual Member Bo Keeney, January 30

Virginia State Police are making a plea for help. Troopers say on the job conditions are putting their safety and yours at risk. Police tell us unfilled vacancies and stagnant pay is impacting morale and their ability to keep you safe. A new bill moving through the General Assembly would provide direct funding for State Police, but it means you would have to pay up.

"I don't know that the public ... (Full Story)


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State Coordinator Presentation to Senate Finance Public Safety Subcommittee

Member VEMA Office, January 28

Attached is Jeffrey Stern's State Coordinator presentation to the Senate Finance Public Safety Subcommittee, in PDF format as well as his testimony.... (Full Story)


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Firehouse Subs Partners with Emergency Relief Catering Company

Member VEMA Office, January 28

Firehouse Subs has partnered with the Emergency Relief Catering Company (ERCC). The ERCC is able to provide large amounts of box lunches on short notice nationwide. The ERCC provides a one call solution for each client and handles the order taking, logistics and billing while the local Firehouse Subs produces and delivers the box lunches. If you need box lunches, please call 1-888-588-1402. Please ... (Full Story)


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Delegate seeks to secure money for sea level projects

Individual Member Bo Keeney, January 20

South Hampton Roads legislator plans to introduce a bill in the upcoming General Assembly session to raise money for sea level rise and flooding projects.

Del. Ron Villanueva, a Virginia Beach Republican, said he hopes the bill starts a conversation about how Hampton Roads should respond to rising water, the most obvious impact of climate change in coastal Virginia.

"We know it's happening, and ... (Full Story)


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VDOT offers winter weather driving tips

Individual Member Bo Keeney, January 13

With the possibility of sleet and snow this week in Hampton Roads, Virginia Department of Transportation is offering tips to help commuters drive safely in the cold elements..

Don't forget to check current weather and traffic conditions before you hit the road.

VDOT says to make sure your vehicle is ready for winter with the following tips:

Check your brakes and tires Check your battery and ignition ... (Full Story)


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