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Government & Business

Virginia Receives Federal Grant To Support Cybersecurity Training and Certification For Defense Industry Businesses

The federal government recently awarded Virginia a $1.5 million grant to help small defense industry businesses with training and certification in cybersecurity in order to modernize the maritime industrial workforce. The grant includes roughly $1 million for the GENEDGE Alliance, which will help roughly 85 small defense companies maintain compliance...

Virginia Governor Announces Additional Board Appointments

Several local residents have recently been appointed to various positions of Governor Ralph Northam’s administration. The governor announced the following board appointments on July 16: Tresserlyn Lawson Kelly of Newport News will serve on the Commonwealth Council on Aging. Tresserlyn is a community relations coordinator with the Newport News Department of...

ABC Awards Ten Grants To Support Alcohol Education And Abuse Prevention

Ten community organizations across the state were recently awarded more than $76,000 in grants from the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) to help reduce underage and high-risk drinking. According to a study by the National Institute of Health (NIH), during the past year, 60 percent of adults in the...

Virginia To Invest $700 Million To Achieve Universal Broadband

In May of this year, Governor Ralph Northam and General Assembly leaders released a joint statement outlining shared priorities for allocating $4.3 billion in federal funds available to the commonwealth from the American Rescue Plan. Governor Northam recently announced that Virginia plans to invest $700 million in American Rescue...

Applications Being Accepted For Newport News Citizen Police Academy

NEWPORT NEWS—The Newport News Police Department (NNPD) is currently accepting applications for the Citizen Police Academy (CPA) until Thursday, August 19. The CPA is a free interactive course designed to familiarize citizens with the daily operation of the NNPD. Sessions are Thursdays 6:30 to 9:30pm, from September 16 until November...

Northam Announces Appointments To Cannabis Oversight Boards

Governor Ralph Northam recently announced appointments to three newly created boards responsible for overseeing the legalization of recreational marijuana in the commonwealth. This spring, Virginia became the first Southern state to pass adult-use cannabis legislation, with changes that went into effect July 1. The new law legalizes simple possession and...