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Governor: Va. ‘Most Unfriendly State To Drug Dealers’
Gov. Bob McDonnell delivered a clear and concise message to Virginia’s drug dealers as he signed several pieces of legislation on Monday, July 23, at the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. Mechanicsville Local
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Virginia senators buck Obama on offshore drilling
Virginia lawmakers are lining up behind federal legislation that would open the state's coastline to oil drilling, despite President Obama's insistence that offshore exploration should be limited to the Gulf Coast and Alaska. Washington Examiner
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Forbes urges VA Gov. McDonnell to drop I-95 toll idea
Richmond, Va.--Rep. J. Randy Forbes, R-4th, is asking Gov. Bob McDonnell to halt a proposal to place tolls along Interstate 95 south of Richmond, saying he's deeply concerned that the tolling stations "will disproportionately burden the citizens of a region unable to shoulder additional economic challenges." News Advance
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Jindal, McDonnell rally 'Romney army' in Iowa
NEWTON, IA. — As diners dug into loose-meat sandwiches at the second-oldest Maid-Rite restaurant in Iowa, Bobby Jindal worked his way along the counter telling them why they should vote for Mitt Romney. Indystar
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Where the Creative Class Earns the Most
The economic crisis has hit all workers hard. But the creative class — which includes professionals in the fields of science and technology, design and architecture, arts, entertainment and media, and healthcare, law, management and education — has fared better than most. The Atlantic Cities
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Keystone XL pipeline is issue of property rights for some ranchers
John Harter stood on his ranch in the flat sun, a stiff breeze muffling the sound of his voice. Small sandy mounds rose behind him. In front, lay pasture and grazing cattle. At an old well, he stopped to point to water just five or six feet below the surface. Now he looked back at the row of tall cottonwood trees where his pickup truck was parked. Washington Post
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Texas Parks Department Wants Corporate Sponsors
The Texas Parks And Wildlife Department, the state agency that operates state parks and regulates hunting, fishing and related activities, announced today that it is seeking corporate partners. Seriously. Says so right on their website in big, bold letters: "Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Seeks Corporate Partners." Dallas Observer
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Texas' financial aid program to fall well short of need
The state's higher education agency approved a legislative appropriations request Thursday that falls far short of meeting the financial aid need in Texas, where more and more college-age students come from low-income families. Austin American Statesman
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Dow Jones industrial average trades above 13,000 points for the first time since May 8
Dow Jones industrial average trades above 13,000 points for the first time since May 8. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Washington Post
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United Space Alliance to lay off 148 in Florida
United Space Alliance in Titusville announced it will layoff 148 people this September, according to a Workers' Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) filed with the state of Florida. Orlando Business Journal
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By Dr. Glen Fenter
Desperation sometimes masks itself in acceptance. Such was the case for Takelia Carter of Marion, Ark. For Carter, the mother of six school-age children in a low paying job, desperation was normative existence. This was her life in Crittenden County, Ark., deep in the Delta where unfortunately one in four families lives well below the poverty level.
 

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By Mike Randle
There are numerous factors driving the new industrial revolution in the South. And it is a revolution, as this manufacturing surge that began in 2007 continues to break records year after year in the total number of large, capital intensive projects. One factor, of course, is that reshoring of facilities back to the U.S. continues to grow each year.
 
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We try to change up the categories in our annual Ten Top 10s section, but we always include the "Ten People Who Made a Difference" category. This year though, we are honoring 12 and you will learn why by reading about this group of folks who have made a difference in the South. Here is our annual list that includes executives, economic developers and politicians who have made a difference in the South's economy.


 


 

 

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