Henrico County news
A key House committee plans to review a bill by Henrico Del. Peter Farrell that he said would make workers’ compensation more fair and transparent.
The bill, HB378, would establish fee schedules for medical services. Farrell said he is “cautiously optimistic” about the bill’s future.
“For at least four or five years now, we’ve been trying to figure out how to come up with a more transparent reimbursement system in our workers’ compensation world in Virginia,” he said. > Read more.
The Virginia Senate passed a bill by Henrico Sen. Donald McEachin to require the Department of Environmental Quality to create an inventory of toxic waste sites not managed by the EPA.
The legislation, SB 227, passed Friday 38-1. Sen. Richard Black, R-13, was the only vote against the bill. Despite multiple attempts, Black could not be reached for a comment.
The victory for McEachin comes the day after his environmental agenda took a devastating blow in the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee, of which he is a member. > Read more.
Government officials who are authorized to perform marriages could refuse to marry same-sex couples under a bill approved Monday by the Senate General Laws and Technology Committee over the objections of LGBT advocates.
The American Civil Liberties Union, Equality Virginia and other groups opposed Senate Bill 41, which also states that religious organizations and their employees may deny “services, accommodations, facilities, goods, or privileges” for a marriage if it would “violate a sincerely held religious belief.”
Splitting along party lines, the committee voted 8-7 in favor of SB 41, which was sponsored by Sen. Charles Carrico, R-Galax. > Read more.
VHBG’s youth triathlon benefits organization and participants
Michael Harlow found a higher purpose when he discovered the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls in 2011. For four years since, Harlow and his company have played a major role in developing and managing an event that has become invaluable to the Virginia Home: the VHBG’s annual youth triathlon.
Harlow, the founder of Endorphin Fitness, first learned of the Virginia Home because his wife had a cousin who was a resident of the home years earlier. He did some research and visited the campus, and as soon as he learned the mission of the home, he was sold. > Read more.
"The Worlds" is coming to Richmond, and excitement is building by the day as the countdown closes in on September's World Road Cycling Championships.
But at one Henrico church, the two-wheeled world has already been turning up on the doorstep for decades now, and hosting cyclists from around the globe is nothing new. In fact, it's a popular and much-beloved portion of the church's ministry. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 08/14/2015 Henrico Schools
The Henrico School Board will select from five candidates to fill the Fairfield District seat on the board, which Lamont Bagby vacated when he was elected to serve the remainder of the year as the 74th District Virginia House of Delegates representative.
The School Board yesterday announced the following finalists for the vacant Fairfield District seat:
• Pierre L. Greene
• Tavorise K. Marks
• Lillian H. Mayo
• Tramaine Moultrie-Robinson
• Marlene H. Sherlock > Read more.
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Michael Arad, the architect of the World Trade Center Memorial, will be the keynote speaker for The 2016 Adolf-Adams JCC Forum on Sat., Jan. 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., at the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center in Henrico.
Arad’s “Reflecting Absence” architectural design was selected from more than 5,000 competitive entries as the template for the Memorial’s construction in New York City. During the forum, Arad will discuss the significance and symbolism of the design, as well as his inspiration. The event, which is a highlight of the Weinstein JCC’s Patron of the Arts series, is open to the public > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/15/2015
The Sixth Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) will be held Feb. 1-7, 2016 at various locations, including in Henrico County.
A partnership of The Enrichmond Foundation, Capital Region Land Conservancy, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and Falls of the James Group - Sierra Club, the festival will feature a number of insightful films designed to raise awareness of environmental issues relative to all residents of the planet and Richmond citizens in particular.
A detailed schedule will be released at a time closer to the festival, but the popular children's portion has been set for Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Byrd Theatre in Carytown. > Read more.
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