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)

Friday, October 24, 2014

  • Sullivan County Suspect Still At Large, Accused of Stealing Another Vehicle
  • Kingsport Man Arrested For Aiming Rifle at a Police Officer
  • A Comprehensive Study of Bristol, Virginia Planning and Zoning on Tap
  • BVU to Consider Paying $5,000 for NEW CEO to Move to Bristol
  • Two East Tennessee Assisted Living Facilities Fined $1,000
  • Kingsport Arrest Results from $60,000 Theft
  • Kingsport Suspects Try to Flush $12,000 in Crack Cocaine Down the Toilet
  • Five Booked in Washington County After Year-Long Meth Investigation
  • Suspected Corvette Thief Arrested, Charged for Scott County Incident With Deputy
  • Carter County Authorities Quickly Catch Armed Robbery Suspect
  • Jury Convicts Southwest Virginia Retail Store Owners of Selling Synthetic Marijuana
  • Sentence Reduced for Bristol Man Convicted of Child Rape
  • Carter County Gets Stern Warning on Finances From Comptroller
  • Mold Forces Closure of Indian Springs Elementary
  • Dangerous, Possibly Drugged, Suspect Wanted in Sullivan County
  • New Virginia Road Funding Formula in Question for Coalfield's Expressway, Other Projects
  • Bristol, Virginia Working to Get Revenue Bonds to Market for The Falls Project
  • USDA Awards $3 Million to Scott County, Va., for Broadband



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