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  • Tuesday July 12th, 2016
    By BY ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A federal judge has struck down a Virginia law that binds the states’ national political party delegates to a winner-take-all format, a ruling one GOP delegate hopes will embolden Republicans to vote for someone other than Donald Trump as their presidential nominee. Judge Robert E. Payne ruled Monday that a law requiring the state to award all its ...
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  • Tuesday July 12th, 2016
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Energy companies and environmentalists are closely watching an upcoming federal court ruling from Virginia that could have far-reaching effects on how utilities dispose of the potentially toxic waste created by decades of burning coal. Judge James A. Gibney Jr. heard four days of testimony recently about what should be done with coal ash along the Elizabeth River. Environmental groups ...
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  • Monday July 11th, 2016
    A new education initiative is on the horizon, and it seeks to benefit those who are interested in fulfilling their higher education despite their confined circumstances. According to The Washington Post, the Obama administration gave the green light to distribute federal Pell grants to close to 12,000 inmates across the country, as a means of affording college classes beginning in July. Inmates must have a release ...
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  • Monday July 11th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – For the first time since a state law took effect earlier this month, Virginia State Police were providing voluntary background checks for gun sales between private parties at a gun show in Richmond. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/29GZh1X ) State Police say three private background checks were conducted during the Richmond Gun Show on Saturday at the Richmond Raceway Complex. The new law ...
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  • Friday July 08th, 2016
    Hometown Kilmarnock resident Rebecca Tebbs Nunn will compete for the Ms. Virginia Senior America title in the 2016 Ms. Virginia Senior America Pageant July 14th (1PM) at the James Lee Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia.  The winner of this event will represent Virginia at the Ms. Senior America Pageant in Atlantic City NJ later this year. Ms. Nunn, currently serving as Vice-Mayor of Kilmarnock, is a honors graduate of ...
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  • Friday July 08th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe has picked a new secretary of agriculture and forestry for Virginia. The Democratic governor said Thursday that Dr. Basil I. Gooden will take over for current Secretary Todd Haymore. Haymore is leaving to become secretary of commerce and trade. Gooden has been serving as state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development for the Commonwealth of Virginia since ...
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  • Friday July 08th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia officials are trying to make it easier to sign residents up to vote. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday that starting this month residents will be able to apply electronically for voter registration at Department of Motor Vehicle service centers and mobile offices. Residents have been able to apply to register to vote at DMV locations since 1996. They currently have to fill ...
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