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  • Wednesday December 23rd, 2015
    RICHMOND (AP) – A Virginia ethics commission issued its recommendations Tuesday, including a proposal that would increase the pay of the state’s part-time legislators. In addition to that new proposal and others, the commission also revived proposals that failed to emerge from the 2015 session of the General Assembly. They include creating an independent panel to enforce ethics violations by public officials and a separate redistricting ...
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  • Wednesday December 23rd, 2015
    By Rachel Weiner and Laura Vozzella | The Washington Post A German diplomat’s son convicted of murder in Virginia in a case that has attracted international attention will not be allowed to go back to his native country. Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday denied a transfer petition from Jens Soering, who is serving two life sentences for a 1985 double murder. “The Governor and his team carefully reviewed ...
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  • Wednesday December 23rd, 2015
    RICHMOND – Two places of recreation—a historic district centering on the iconic Natural Bridge in Rockbridge County and William Byrd Park in Richmond, as well as a nearby residential development and a neighborhood on the west side of the city park, and a rural historic district in Rappahannock County are among eleven historic sites added to the Virginia Landmarks Register earlier this month. The Natural Bridge ...
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  • Tuesday December 22nd, 2015
    Virginia’s slow march into solar energy gained pace Monday with Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s announcement that the state government will work to derive at least 8 percent of its electricity from solar power within the next three years. The target for solar energy translates to about 110 megawatts, or enough to power about 27,000 homes or more than the entire community college system uses annually. And it’s about ...
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  • Tuesday December 22nd, 2015
    MITCHELLS, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe has granted clemency to a man convicted in connection with two murders. The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/1Oi2TBZ ) reports Robert Paul Davis was released Monday night from Coffeewood Correctional Center, where he was serving a 23-year sentence. Davis had been charged in the 2003 killing of a mother and her son in Crozet. Authorities have said the mother was beaten and ...
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  • Tuesday December 22nd, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia will no longer recognize concealed handgun permits from more than two dozen states that have less stringent laws. Attorney General Mark Herring said Tuesday that the state will revoke its reciprocity agreement with 25 states after a review found that their permit requirements are weaker than Virginia’s. The change takes effect Feb. 1. Herring says those states hand out permits to people ...
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  • Monday December 21st, 2015
    The Virginia Department of Transportation has outlined proposals to improve efficiencies along Route 3 from Warsaw to the Robert O. Norris Jr. Memorial Bridge. At a public meeting VDOT planning manager Craig Van Dusser explained that the proposals are result of recommendations by the planning district commission and representatives from the counties. VDOT recommends widening two miles of the Kilmarnock bypass to four lanes from James Jones ...
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