News Briefs – July 16, 2018

Below are News Briefs compiled by the RPV Communications Office:


Battle of the Chesapeake

By Alexandra Descantis, National Review
By Alexandra Descantis, National Review
By STAFF REPORT, Va Business Magazine
Gov. Ralph Northam is leading a five-day international trade and marketing mission this week to the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany. He is accompanied by First Lady Pamela Northam, Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball, and Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Bettina Ring, in addition to representatives from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Virginia Tourism Corp.
By GRAHAM MOOMAW, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has asked a federal court to throw out a lawsuit filed by abortion-rights advocates that seeks to loosen state regulations on abortion providers. The suit — filed last month by the national Center for Reproductive Rights in conjunction with Planned Parenthood, the ACLU of Virginia and several Virginia-based abortion providers — forced Herring, a Democrat who supports abortion rights, to choose between defending state laws or siding with abortion-rights allies.
Two-term Congresswoman Barbara Comstock is considered one of the nation’s most vulnerable Republicans, Burkgren says she feels powerless to stop …
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