• Friday March 10th, 2017 Atlantic_Pipeline
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Three advocacy groups in Virginia want federal regulators to rescind or revise an environmental assessment of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline because they say it was released prematurely and lacks meaningful analysis. The groups made their arguments in a filing this week with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which has the final say on interstate pipelines. The groups say the pipeline company has filed ...
  • Wednesday March 08th, 2017 Kaine-son
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The youngest son of U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, who was Hillary Clinton’s running mate last year, was one of six people arrested during a counterprotest of a Minnesota rally in support of President Donald Trump. The protesters clashed with hundreds of Trump supporters who gathered at the state Capitol rotunda in St. Paul last Saturday for one of several pro-Trump rallies ...
  • Wednesday March 08th, 2017 Teleguz
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia death row inmate convicted of hiring a man to kill his ex-girlfriend is asking a federal appeals court to put his April execution on hold. Attorneys for Ivan Teleguz filed a motion Tuesday with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. They want the court to stay his execution so the U.S. Supreme Court can review their argument that he ...
  • Tuesday March 07th, 2017 Chicoteague park map
    CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND, Va. (AP) – A plan to build a waterpark on Chincoteague Island is moving forward, despite some residents’ fears that the project would change the town’s landscape. The Daily Times of Salisbury ( ) reports the Chincoteague Town Council voted 5-1 Monday to approve a conditional use permit for the waterpark at the 2.5-acre former Maddox Family Campground. During the public hearing portion of the ...
  • Tuesday March 07th, 2017 Gavin Grimm
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to back out of a lawsuit over transgender students’ bathroom access is a disappointment that will keep transgender children in limbo, said 17-year-old plaintiff Gavin Grimm, who’s become a national face of the issue. But Grimm, who sued his eastern Virginia school district to be able to use the boys’ bathroom, said Monday that he’s ready to ...
  • Tuesday March 07th, 2017 Rockbridge Confed Flag
    LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) – Despite the threat of fines, a pro-Confederate group is refusing to take down a large rebel flag in Rockbridge County. News outlets report that county officials said the 82-foot-tall flagpole had to be removed by Monday evening because it’s too close to a public highway. After the deadline passed, Grayson Jennings of the Virginia Flaggers issued a statement that flag is staying put. Officials ...
  • Monday March 06th, 2017 mcauliffe-2
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation prohibiting the release of people from jail if federal immigration officials had requested they be detained. The governor, a Democrat, said Friday the bill sent an anti-immigrant message and was unnecessary because the state’s law enforcement authorities already work closely with federal immigration agencies. McAuliffe successfully vetoed similar GOP-backed legislation last year. The governor, who has ...
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