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  • Monday March 06th, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen’s case to a lower court without reaching a decision. The justices said Monday they have opted not to decide whether federal anti-discrimination law gives high school senior Gavin Grimm the right to use the boys’ bathroom in his Virginia school. The case had been scheduled for argument in late March. Instead, a lower court in Virginia will ...
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  • Friday March 03rd, 2017
    The Reedville Fisherman’s Museum as a new director… Lee Langston-Harrison. Before coming to the Reedville Fisherman’s museum, Langston-Harrison served as director of the Culpeper Museum of History. She has spent the past 30 years working at museums and historic attractions all over Virginia. At a recent meeting, Langston-Harrison spoke of her vision for the museum, and of her plans for future growth. She stressed the importance ...
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  • Friday March 03rd, 2017
    Governor Terry McAuliffe is pushing the General Assembly to reduce fines for drivers who drive too slow in the left lane on Virginia highways, from $250 to $100. Under current law, driving in the left lane at less than the normal speed of traffic is illegal except when passing or when it is deemed “otherwise impractical.” That law however, really has no teeth, because there ...
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  • Thursday March 02nd, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Virginia school board that wants to keep a transgender teen from using the boys’ restroom at his high school is calling on the Supreme Court to delay consideration of the case to allow the Trump administration to weigh in. A delay also could allow time for Senate confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The Gloucester County school board says in ...
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  • Thursday March 02nd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – State officials are distributing legal guidance to local school districts on immigration-related issues in response to President Donald Trump’s recent executive actions. Virginia’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven Staples sent a memo Wednesday to local superintendents with the advice. The memo emphasizes that districts must provide a high-quality education for every student, regardless of immigration status. It also says school divisions cannot inquire ...
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  • Thursday March 02nd, 2017
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) – A lucky lottery ticket winner is running out of time to claim his or her $1 million prize. Local news media outlets report that a $1 million winning ticket was sold at a Chesapeake 7-Eleven store in September. Lottery officials say the winner has until 5 p.m. on March 15 to claim the prize or the winning ticket will expire. Virginia lottery tickets ...
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  • Wednesday March 01st, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is mainly ruling for African-Americans in Virginia who say lawmakers packed 12 legislative districts with black voters to make other districts whiter and more Republican. The justices said Wednesday that a lower court that upheld the 12 districts used the wrong legal standard when it determined that race did not play too large a role in creating the districts. African-Americans made ...
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