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  • Tuesday March 07th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to back out of a lawsuit over transgender students’ bathroom access is a disappointment that will keep transgender children in limbo, said 17-year-old plaintiff Gavin Grimm, who’s become a national face of the issue. But Grimm, who sued his eastern Virginia school district to be able to use the boys’ bathroom, said Monday that he’s ready to ...
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  • Tuesday March 07th, 2017
    LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) – Despite the threat of fines, a pro-Confederate group is refusing to take down a large rebel flag in Rockbridge County. News outlets report that county officials said the 82-foot-tall flagpole had to be removed by Monday evening because it’s too close to a public highway. After the deadline passed, Grayson Jennings of the Virginia Flaggers issued a statement that flag is staying put. Officials ...
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  • Monday March 06th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation prohibiting the release of people from jail if federal immigration officials had requested they be detained. The governor, a Democrat, said Friday the bill sent an anti-immigrant message and was unnecessary because the state’s law enforcement authorities already work closely with federal immigration agencies. McAuliffe successfully vetoed similar GOP-backed legislation last year. The governor, who has ...
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  • Monday March 06th, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen’s case to a lower court without reaching a decision. The justices said Monday they have opted not to decide whether federal anti-discrimination law gives high school senior Gavin Grimm the right to use the boys’ bathroom in his Virginia school. The case had been scheduled for argument in late March. Instead, a lower court in Virginia will ...
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  • Friday March 03rd, 2017
    The Reedville Fisherman’s Museum as a new director… Lee Langston-Harrison. Before coming to the Reedville Fisherman’s museum, Langston-Harrison served as director of the Culpeper Museum of History. She has spent the past 30 years working at museums and historic attractions all over Virginia. At a recent meeting, Langston-Harrison spoke of her vision for the museum, and of her plans for future growth. She stressed the importance ...
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  • Friday March 03rd, 2017
    Governor Terry McAuliffe is pushing the General Assembly to reduce fines for drivers who drive too slow in the left lane on Virginia highways, from $250 to $100. Under current law, driving in the left lane at less than the normal speed of traffic is illegal except when passing or when it is deemed “otherwise impractical.” That law however, really has no teeth, because there ...
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  • Thursday March 02nd, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Virginia school board that wants to keep a transgender teen from using the boys’ restroom at his high school is calling on the Supreme Court to delay consideration of the case to allow the Trump administration to weigh in. A delay also could allow time for Senate confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The Gloucester County school board says in ...
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