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  • Friday November 20th, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Responding swiftly to the terror in Paris, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to erect high hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to American shores, dividing the president’s own party as lawmakers reflected the anxiety of voters back home. The vote was 289-137, enough to override a threatened White House veto of the legislation, which was hurriedly drafted in response to the ...
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  • Thursday November 19th, 2015 norris_bridge
    A temporary injunction will remain in effect preventing Dominion Virginia Power from continuing construction on transmission line towers in the Rappahannock River adjacent to the Robert O. Norris Bridge. The State Corporation Commission (SCC) on Tuesday adjourned a hearing without making a decision after six hours of testimony. SCC chief judge Mark Christie said a review the hearing transcript is needed before deciding whether the ...
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  • Thursday November 19th, 2015 mcdonnell
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s appeal of his public corruption convictions has gotten support from former lawyers for Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Media outlets report that Greg Craig, former White House counsel for Obama, and John M. Quinn, former counsel to Clinton, were among the signers of 11 amicus briefs that support McDonnell’s position in his appeal to the U.S. ...
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  • Thursday November 19th, 2015 Mark-Herring
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Attorney General Mark Herring has announced an initiative to increase the number of minority police officers in Virginia. Herring said Wednesday that a $50,000 grant from his office will launch the project in Danville and Martinsville. Police departments there will conduct a survey to identify barriers to minority employment, then develop a plan based on the findings. The data and the subsequent ...
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  • Wednesday November 18th, 2015
    Four Virginia delegates are calling on Gov. Terry McAuliffe to refuse Syrian refugee resettlements in Virginia. The request comes in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. Virginia House of Delegates Majority Caucus Chairman Tim Hugo (R), Deputy Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R), Delegate Greg Habeeb (R), and Delegate Manoli Loupassi (R) said they planned to officially introduce the legislation in the 2016 General ...
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  • Wednesday November 18th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- About 2,000 former students in Virginia won’t have to pay $2.3 million in outstanding loans for online courses of a Pittsburgh firm that runs for-profit trade schools and colleges. Attorney General Mark Herring announced Virginia’s portion of the agreement Monday with Education Management Corporation. The U.S. Justice Department announced a $95.5 million settlement to resolve allegations that the corporation used enrollment incentives to ...
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  • Wednesday November 18th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- About 2,000 former students in Virginia won’t have to pay $2.3 million in outstanding loans for online courses of a Pittsburgh firm that runs for-profit trade schools and colleges. Attorney General Mark Herring announced Virginia’s portion of the agreement Monday with Education Management Corporation. The U.S. Justice Department announced a $95.5 million settlement to resolve allegations that the corporation used enrollment incentives to ...
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