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  • Wednesday May 10th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. — Lawyers for a transgender teenager who sued his eastern Virginia school board for the right to use the boys’ bathroom have filed a new brief arguing his case still is relevant even though he’s about to graduate from high school. The filing Monday in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals argues that Gavin Grimm would be subjected to an illegal school board ...
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  • Tuesday May 09th, 2017
    If you want to see a really, really big ship, here’s your chance! The largest ship to ever call on the East Coast is in Virginia. According to The Virginian-Pilot, the container ship COSCO Development arrived in Hampton Roads early Monday. It’s the biggest ship to ever pass through the expanded Panama Canal since it opened nearly a year ago, and the stop here in ...
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  • Tuesday May 09th, 2017
    More details have been released pertaining to a shooting last week in Mathews County. The sheriff’s office says the victim was 61 year old Steven Early, who was hit by gunfire last Thursday night around 9:30 on Ridgefield Road. Early was found suffering from a single gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A second victim was treated for a minor gunshot wound ...
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  • Monday May 08th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – President Donald Trump is hoping that a federal appeals court will approve his revised travel ban that targets six Muslim-majority countries. Attorneys for the Justice Department will defend Trump’s immigration executive order before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday. It’s the first time an appeals court will hear arguments on the revised travel ban, which was issued in March. The ...
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  • Monday May 08th, 2017
    According to the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Virginia’s strawberry growers are optimistic about this season, despite the recent weather. The state agency says spring has ushered in a bumper crop of strawberries, and growers expect this will be a strong season. Department Commissioner Sandy Adams says strawberry season generates about $9 million in sales revenue each year for Virginia growers. Strawberry season ...
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  • Thursday May 04th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Republican lawmakers are rejecting pro-labor and pro-Medicaid expansion tweaks Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe tried to make in the state budget through vetoes. House Speaker William J. Howell said Wednesday that he’d directed the House clerk not to include the attempted vetoes in the final enrolled version of the budget, saying they were invalid. McAuliffe tried to veto a budget section he said “could ...
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  • Thursday May 04th, 2017
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A Virginia judge has agreed to a temporary injunction in a lawsuit over the future of two statues of Confederate generals in Charlottesville. News outlets report Judge Richard Moore ruled Tuesday that the Robert E. Lee statue cannot be moved for six months, in the public’s interest. Moore says he won’t make a ruling on the Stonewall Jackson statue, but the Charlottesville ...
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