Thank You for your support of Camping For Hunger

Thanks to the community’s efforts the Congregational Community Action Project (C-CAP) of Front Royal Warren County will have enough supplies to last into the spring of 2023.

Through the Camping for Hunger campaign the community raised in unofficial numbers 7 tons of food and almost $14,000 in funds to support C-CAP.

The donations will enable C-CAP to provide much needed food and funds to those in need in the Front Royal Warren County area.

Items and funds are still being counted and a final numbers are expected before Thanksgiving.

We are talking with C-CAP’s Executive Director Joanne Koszyk Wednesday morning with the final figures in the effort.

C-CAP The River 953 and Fox Sports Radio 1450 are grateful for the community’s response to this important campaign.

Safe and secure donations to C-CAP are always welcome and can be made anytime here.

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Walmart reaches opioid settlement with VA and nation

Attorney General Jason Miyares announced Friday that his office has reached a settlement with Walmart.

The settlement came after allegations that the company contributed to the opioid addiction crisis by failing to appropriately oversee the dispensing of opioids at its stores.

The settlement will provide more than $3 billion nationally and approximately $60 million to Virginia.

It will also require significant improvements on how Walmart’s pharmacies handle opioids.

State attorneys general on the executive committee, attorneys representing local governments, and Walmart have agreed to this settlement, and it is now being sent to other states for review and approval.

“Companies who facilitated the dispensing of opioids contributed to the opioid epidemic that has devastated millions of lives. This significant settlement will help us fight back against the epidemic and provide abatement and rehabilitation resources to suffering Virginians,” said Attorney General Jason Miyares.

The settlement will include:

• $3.1 billion to be divided by states that sign on, local governments, and tribes, for abatement and remediation of the opioid crisis, including treatment and recovery services to people struggling with opioid use disorder.

• Broad, court-ordered requirements, including robust oversight to prevent fraudulent prescriptions and flag suspicious prescriptions.

The parties are optimistic that the settlement will gain support of the required 43 states by the end of 2022.

That will allow local governments to join the deal during the first quarter of 2023.

Further details about the distribution of the money are forthcoming.

Last month, states confirmed that promising negotiations were also underway with Walgreens and CVS.

The parties continue their efforts to achieve those agreements.

Read the agreement and term sheet here.

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Youngkin unveils “Make Virginia Home” Plan

Governor Glenn Youngkin unveiled by email his “Make Virginia Home” Plan which aims to increase the supply of attainable, affordable, and accessible housing across Virginia.

Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick said that while trying “to attract and retain businesses to Virginia, the availability of workforce housing for their future employees was consistently raised by employers.”

To help increase the availability of housing, the Commonwealth will focus on three areas.

The first includes increasing the supply of land for housing by creating local policies that encourage housing growth, establishing zoning and land use guardrails, creating transparency among localities, and investigating the state’s land use and zoning laws.

The second key area includes removing regulatory barriers for housing development which includes translating building regulations to Spanish and streamlining procedures.

The final area focuses on aligning housing development with economic growth by establishing partnerships with site selectors early in their process.

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News Maker Lenny Millholland on protecting yourself

Tis the season for giving but we need to be aware of those who take as well.

We spoke with Frederick County’s Sheriff Lenny Millholland in our latest news maker about protecting yourself from those that might take from you.

News makers are brought to you by Warren County Together We are Community.

Sheriff Millholland tells us of some recent thefts that have occurred around fitness centers recently.

He has tips on how to keep that from happening to you especially during holiday shopping season.

Sheriff Millholland also wishes all of us a happy holiday season.

Click here for Lenny’s news maker.

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