Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Revised Abortion Clinic Regulations Coming To Virginia
In Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has revised abortion clinic regulations. Strict building standards have also been certified following a public comment period. The state Board of Health will provide the final vote on the regulations later this year. If passed the abortion clinics will need to meet the same strict building standards as new hospitals. Abortion Advocates fear that the new standards might put Virginia's 20 clinics out of business. Early on the existing clinics were exempted from the construction standards, but Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli stopped short of certification until the board included all facilities. The governor considers this a common sense approach to ensuring that these facilities are modern and safe. Those clinics still have well over a year to comply. The Former Virginia Health Commissioner resigned last year saying that her ability to fulfill her duties had been compromised by the development, enforcement and interpretation of the regulations outside her office. (bg)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

  • Two Reportedly Injured in Home Elevator Accident in Carter County
  • Greene County Man Killed in Crash with Tanker Driven by Piney Flats Man
  • Many Stores Open for Thanksgiving Shopping
  • Center of Excellence Receives $2 Million Grant from Virginia Tobacco Commission
  • Wal-Mart Shoplifter Will Spend the Holiday in Jail
  • TN Leaders Looking to Lead the Nation in Education
  • Holiday Travel Up
  • PBA Looking into Joint Venture with ETSU and Millennium Centre
  • Special Black Friday Sales Set at Virginia ABC Stores
  • City of Kingsport Adds Climbing Wall in Aquatic Center
  • Tri Cities Labor Market Continues to be Weak, says ETSU's Economic Research
  • AEP to Issue Refunds to Electric Customers in Virginia After SCC Ruling
  • Improvement on Carolina Ave., Love St. Approved by Erwin Town Council
  • Citizens Chide Bristol, Virginia City Council for Borrowing to Debt Limit
  • NC Man Set to Serve 10 years for Cocaine Trafficking
  • Bristol, TN Taking Proposals From Developers on a Redesign of An Iconic Downtown Building



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