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  • Tuesday May 03rd, 2016
    Virginia House and Senate Republicans announced Monday that they have retained the services of an attorney and plan to sue Gov. Terry McAuliffe over his executive order granting voting rights to over 200,000 felons. “Governor McAuliffe’s flagrant disregard for the Constitution of Virginia and the rule of must not go unchecked,” said Majority Leader Thomas Norment in a statement. McAuliffe signed an executive order ten days ...
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  • Tuesday May 03rd, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A preservation group’s annual list of Virginia’s most endangered historic places includes African-American cemeteries, a plantation slave dwelling plundered by treasure hunters and the General Assembly Building. Preservation Virginia said Tuesday that African-American cemeteries statewide are endangered by development, neglect and vandalism. For example, the Daughters of Zion Cemetery in Charlottesville has deteriorated since an organization established to take care of it ...
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  • Tuesday May 03rd, 2016
    MIDDLESEX, VA Virginia State Police say three Middlesex County children have been found safe and are now in police custody. An alert was issued Monday night for  six-month-old Daisy Foster, 18-month-old Lily Foster, and six-year-old Branson Horton. The children were believed to be “endangered,” according to police. The children were last seen at 2737 Greys Point Road in Topping in the company of their parents Brittni Martin and Jesse ...
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  • Monday May 02nd, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) announced Monday that House and Senate Republicans have retained an attorney to challenge Governor Terence R. McAuliffe’s order which restored the civil rights of over 206,000 convicted felons. Governor McAuliffe signed the executive order about two weeks ago and Republicans called that move an ...
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  • Monday May 02nd, 2016
    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) – Virginia Republicans have rejected former presidential candidate Jim Gilmore’s bid to be a state delegate to the national GOP convention. Republicans elected 13 at-large delegates Saturday at a state convention in Harrisonburg, a group that did not include the former Virginia governor and former chairman of the Republican National Committee. Gilmore had hoped his pedigree would help him land a spot as a ...
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  • Monday May 02nd, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – The University of Virginia has released a new plan to roll back energy use, emissions and waste. The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/1NiAnX9) reports that over the next five years, the university will try to eliminate the use of coal as an energy source, increase the use of renewable energy and install building retrofits that reduce the use of lighting and the need for ...
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  • Friday April 29th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Supreme Court will consider whether current and former state senators need to provide records related to a redistricting lawsuit. Redistricting advocates have sought lawmakers’ communications with outside consultants related to the 2011 redistricting. The lawmakers have refused and a lower court judge has ruled the lawmakers are in contempt. The Daily Press reports (http://goo.gl/Owm4pz ) the high court’s decision to take ...
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