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Bill would increase fines for noncompliant assisted living communities

Bill would increase fines for noncompliant assisted living communities

A bill introduced in Virginia, if passed as written, would increase the amount in civil penalties that assisted living communities would face for not complying with the terms of their licenses.

19 states see minimum wage increases as new year begins

19 states see minimum wage increases as new year begins

As 2017 began, the minimum wage increased in 19 states. It will increase in two more in July. Several cities hiked their hourly rates as well, although one state prohibited cities from enacting rates that exceed the state level.

More news for Monday, Dec. 12

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Jan. 11

Merry marriage

Tyrone, PA

It was a first for the Colonial Courtyard at Tyrone — a wedding held on site.

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