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  • Tuesday February 14th, 2017
    By NICK VERSAW Capital News Service RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Senate narrowly approved a bill Monday that would allow home-schooled students across the commonwealth to play high school sports. HB 1578, commonly known as the “Tebow Bill,” would eliminate a statewide ban prohibiting home-schooled students from participating in high school athletics and other interscholastic activities. The Senate voted 22-18 in favor of the measure. Democratic Sen. Lynwood ...
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  • Tuesday February 14th, 2017
    By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated PressMcLEAN, Va. (AP) – A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction barring the Trump administration from implementing its travel ban in Virginia, adding another judicial ruling to those already in place challenging the ban’s constitutionality. A federal appeals court in California has already upheld a national temporary restraining order stopping the government from implementing the ban, which is directed at seven Muslim-majority ...
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  • Monday February 13th, 2017
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate was mobbed by protesters during a trip to Charlottesville. Corey Stewart, who is chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, visited Charlottesville to defend the city’s statue of Robert E. Lee in a downtown park. But he was confronted by angry protesters. Stewart’s visit comes after Charlottesville officials voted to take down the statue on Monday. The ...
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  • Monday February 13th, 2017
    With today’s dry and windy conditions impacting the entire listening area, we ask everyone to take caution and not do any OPEN BURNING. This is based on the following Special Weather Statement issued by the National Weather Service in Wakefield, VA. The collective Fire Departments across the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula appreciate your understanding of this critical safety message. Special Weather Statement issued February 12 at 3:45PM ...
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  • Friday February 10th, 2017
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – Mohamed Jalloh served six years in the National Guard and about 18 hours as a recruit of the Islamic State group. Jalloh, 27, of Sterling, Virginia, is to be sentenced Friday for providing material support to a terrorist group. Prosecutors are seeking a 20-year sentence. The defense is asking for a term of less than seven years. Jalloh is one of more than ...
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  • Friday February 10th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Former Del. Joseph Morrissey’s law firm is suing former Gov. Douglas Wilder and his National Slavery Museum, alleging they didn’t pay $130,000 in legal fees. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2k7ZFcK ) that the suit seeking $1.45 million was filed last week in Richmond Circuit Court. The suit stems from Morrissey’s representation of Wilder and the museum in a tax dispute with Fredericksburg. It ...
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  • Friday February 10th, 2017
    By JESSICA GRESKO Associated PressLawyers for the state of Virginia are challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, arguing in federal court that its seven-nation travel ban violates the Constitution and is the result of “animus toward Muslims.” Michael Kelly, spokesman for Virginia’s Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring, said Friday’s hearing in federal court in a Washington suburb poses the most significant state challenge yet. He says ...
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