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  • Tuesday August 23rd, 2016 felons_vote
    By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has again restored the voting rights of about 13,000 felons after his previous attempt was blocked by the state’s Supreme Court. McAuliffe’s announcement Monday came nearly a month after the court ruled that governors cannot restore rights en masse, but must handle them on a case-by-case basis. That ruling invalidated a previous executive order ...
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  • Tuesday August 23rd, 2016 Frank Lloyd Wright house
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – The longtime owner of a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is once again trying to sell. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper (http://bit.ly/2bvfSFk) reports that the house in Virginia Beach is on the market for $2.75 million. The asking price was $4.4 million in 2008 and $3.75 million five years ago. The 90-year-old owner says “it’s just come time to really sell it.” The 3,000-square-foot house ...
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  • Tuesday August 23rd, 2016 kilmarnock
    Kilmarnock, VA- Construction is slated to start soon on N. Main Street for the Town Centre Park. “We are excited to enter this new phase of creating the park” stated Mae Umphlett, Kilmarnock’s Mayor. Construction bids were opened on August 18, 2016 with three qualified bidders represented. The low bidder, at $2,763,000, was David A. Nice Builders of Williamsburg. Nice Builders was the general contractor ...
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  • Monday August 22nd, 2016 trump
    By JILL COLVIN Associated Press FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says the party of Lincoln must improve its efforts to bring black voters back to the fold and that he wants an inclusive GOP. Trump has been working in recent days to boost his appeal among African-American voters. On Saturday, he assured supporters at a rally in Fredericksburg,Virginia, that he and the GOP are ...
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  • Monday August 22nd, 2016 scam
    RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia State Police are warning people of a new phone scam in which the caller claims to be from the IRS and demands payments. According to state police, the caller demands the payment by being “verbally threatening and intimidating the individual.” The caller ID number used in the scam is a legitimate Virginia State Police office phone number with an 804 area code. This ...
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  • Friday August 19th, 2016 NASA
    CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND, Va. (AP) – NASA says it lost the payload of a suborbital rocket carrying student experiments into the atmosphere. The agency said in a statement that the rocket launched Wednesday morning from the Wallops Flight Facility near Chincoteague Island carried instruments, including high definition cameras, about 95 miles above the earth. NASA spokesman Keith Koehler said by telephone that data was received from most of ...
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  • Friday August 19th, 2016 mcdonnell
    Several members of Virginia’s congressional delegation are now asking Attorney General Loretta Lynch not to bring another case against former Governor Bob McDonnell. They say it would be “unwise and unfair” to retry McDonnell after the Supreme Court unanimously overturned his corruption conviction in June. The letter says McDonnell’s family has suffered financially and emotionally over the past three years. McDonnell was convicted for doing favors ...
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