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New law paves way for delivery robots

By Alexander P. Crespo, VCU Capital News Service General AssemblyGeneral Assembly 2017
Having your groceries delivered by a robot sounds like something out of The Jetsons, but that prospect is not as futuristic as you may think.

For the second year in a row, the Virginia General Assembly has passed a law to legalize the operation of autonomous vehicles. Beginning July 1, “electric personal delivery devices” will be allowed to operate on sidewalks and other shared-use paths throughout Virginia.

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Virginia schools must soon test for lead in water

By Ben Burstein, VCU Capital News Service General AssemblyGeneral Assembly 2017
With the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, safe drinking water is a high priority nationwide, especially for children. Beginning July 1, schools in Virginia will be required to test their potable water for lead.

Senate Bill 1359, which Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed into law on March 20, seeks to ensure that local school boards test the drinking water in schools and that it meets federal guidelines. The Food and Drug Administration recommends that the level of lead not exceed 15 parts per billion. > Read more.

Business in brief

Citizen Staff Reports 05/29/2017 BusinessBusiness in Brief

The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) has announced its officers and Board of Directors for the 2017–18 fiscal year. At-large Board members include: Anne B. Hagen, CPA, of Masonic Home of Virginia in Henrico. The officers and directors were sworn in at the VSCPA’s annual business meeting on May 16 in Williamsburg. > Read more.

Free weekly 5k coming to Henrico

By Ashley Luck, Special to the Citizen CommunityHealth
The Richmond metro area is no stranger to 5k races and events. To participate in most 5k events, runners must register and pay a fee. But the Parkrun organization will be providing Henrico County with a free 5k every Saturday at Deep Run Park starting June 3.

Parkrun began in England in 2004 and eventually found its way to the U.S.

The Deep Run Parkrun program will be the 10th one in the U.S., said Darrell Stanaford, the country manager for Parkrun USA. > Read more.

State Police urge motorists to #MoveOver during Memorial Day weekend

Citizen Staff Reports Public Safety
Memorial Day signifies the official start of summer, and Virginia State Police officials are urging motorists to "do what’s right when they see lights" and move over.

The “Move Over” law is a lifesaving law intended to protect public safety professionals and highway workers who help to maintain the safety of the Commonwealth’s roads. State Police are using the #MoveOver hashtag on social media to promote the law. > Read more.

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State Police urge motorists to #MoveOver during Memorial Day weekend
Henrico to hold June 8 open house on Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill study
Henrico real estate staying strong despite low inventory
Smither named director of Henrico’s Department of Finance
State honors EMS officials this week
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Cultural Arts Center releases summer class schedule
Weekend Top 10
Richmond Triangle Players renames theatre for Henrico realtor
Reynolds to host ‘The 4 Seasons’ art exhibit

Obituaries
Obituary – Robert T. Shefelton, Sr.
Obituary – Carol Jean Johnson
Obituary – Barbara Mansfield Felts
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Community
Henrico school, businesses, organizations earn Active RVA awards
New Active RVA certification recipient to be announced May 17
Anthem LemonAid opens registration for July 14-16
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How to grow an adult
Make ‘em take the pledge: no more snuff boxes!
Thanksgiving, Part II
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RIR to host playoff race in 2018
RIR to host Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship
RIR bringing back red stripes to track walls
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The Center for the Arts at Henrico High School will present its 2017 Visual Art Senior Show at Art Works, 320 Hull Street in Richmond, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free.

The show is the culmination of the efforts of senior students of Mary Scurlock. The exhibit will appear in the Jane Sandelin Gallery through June 6.

For details, visit http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/cfa/. Full text

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