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  • Monday December 21st, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed budget includes $1.1 million in restitution for a man who spent 29 years in prison for an attempted rape that officials say he didn’t commit. McAuliffe pardoned Michael Kenneth McAlister in March after another man confessed to the abduction and attempted rape of a woman in 1986. The compensation is part of McAuliffe’s $109 billion budget proposal and must ...
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  • Monday December 21st, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A federal judge is allowing an effort aimed at striking down Virginia’s voter ID law to continue.   U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson ruled Friday that part of a suit filed by Virginia Democrats challenging the state’s voter ID law could proceed while dismissing other related complaints.   The suit seeks specifically to undo the state’s law requiring voters to show photo IDs. The ...
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  • Friday December 18th, 2015
    The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office says they are investigating a bomb threat at the school. Early Thursday afternoon, a student reported that they saw writing inside of a bathroom stall that said a bomb was going to blow up the school. Police and school officials are investigating when the message was written on the bathroom wall as well as who wrote the threat. Students were dismissed ...
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  • Friday December 18th, 2015
    BY GRAHAM MOOMAW Richmond Times-Dispatch A state senator wants to return the Confederate battle flag to government-issued license plates after Gov. Terry McAuliffe ordered the flag emblem removed. Sen. Charles W. Carrico Sr., a Republican from Southwest Virginia, has filed a bill to allow the Sons of Confederate Veterans to use a battle-flag logo on the group’s specialty plate, the same logo McAuliffe directed the state ...
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  • Friday December 18th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe unveiled a two-year spending plan Thursday that includes a billion dollar increase in education spending, small corporate and individual tax cuts, and a 2 percent raise for state employees. The Democratic governor is also renewing his long-shot push to convince the GOP-controlled General Assembly to approve an expansion of Medicaid. McAuliffe, who unveiled his $109 billion two-year budget proposal before ...
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  • Friday December 18th, 2015
    From Gazettejournal.net A local developer is in the process of establishing a wetlands mitigation bank in Mathews. The Gloucester-Mathews Gazette Journal reports that Port Haywood resident Joe Perdue, operating as Chesbay Conservation LLC, is in the process of purchasing nearly 100 acres of farmland along Route 14 between the VDOT maintenance shed and the Mathews Transfer Station in order to reestablish the forested wetlands that once ...
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  • Thursday December 17th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A highway guardrail system that critics call dangerous has passed most of the safety tests financed by the state of Virginia, according to reports obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday, but state officials still have concerns about the product and plan to remove it from state roadways. The chief engineer for Virginia’s Department of Transportation said in a memo to employees ...
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