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  • Thursday March 30th, 2017
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – Three Iraqis living in the U.S. as refugees have been charged with visa fraud after prosecutors say they hid their family ties to a kidnapper. Thirty-five-year-old Yousif Al Mashhandani of Vienna, Virginia, and 38-year-old Adil Hasan of Burke, Virginia, were arrested Tuesday morning. A summons was issued for Hasan’s wife, 32-year-old Enas Ibrahim. All three came to the U.S. and settled in the ...
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  • Thursday March 30th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Five Virginia counties are getting grants to help extend broadband access in rural areas. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office says nearly $945,000 in grants will go to Albemarle, Augusta, Bland, Gloucester and Greensville counties. The Virginia Telecommunication Initiative is a new program that aims to help communities team up with service providers to expand broadband in underserved areas. McAuliffe says in a statement that broadband ...
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  • Wednesday March 29th, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Tim Kaine is joining with most of his Democratic colleagues and says he will vote to filibuster President Donald Trump’s choice of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court. The Virginia Democrat and vice presidential running mate last year for Hillary Clinton cited Gorsuch’s opinion that employers have the right to deny government-mandated contraception coverage for their workers in explaining ...
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  • Wednesday March 29th, 2017
    The 2017 Northern Neck Vegetable Growers Association Scholarship Program is offered by the Northern Neck Vegetable Growers Association, Inc., to promote the agricultural educational endeavors of individuals within the service area of the Association. The program goals are to identify and assist deserving youth in their educational activities in post secondary education at an accredited institution of higher learning with major areas of study and ...
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  • Wednesday March 29th, 2017
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb from Virginia announced he will not accept a Naval Academy Alumni Association award because of recent protests from other alumni. Media outlets report several alumni wrote to the association starting last week, asking the organization to rescind the Distinguished Graduate Award planned for Webb, a 1968 graduate, because of his record of statements on women in the ...
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  • Tuesday March 28th, 2017
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – Unseasonably warm winter weather followed by a cold snap late this month has central Virginia orchard owners and farm managers trying to assess the damage to their crops. The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/2nQHzSZ ) the recent weather mostly took a toll on fruits such as peaches, nectarines and plums that were blooming when the weather suddenly changed. Late-blooming tree fruits like apples ...
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  • Tuesday March 28th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he wants to reinstitute a law limiting gun sales to one handgun a month. The governor, a Democrat, said Monday he was adding an amendment an unrelated bill related to concealed carry permits to include a provision reinstituting a 1993 one-handgun-a-month law. McAuliffe’s proposal has little chance of passing the GOP-controlled General Assembly. The governor said the law, which ...
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