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  • Tuesday January 27th, 2015
    In the Sen­ate, nearly all of Gov­er­nor Terry McAuliffe’s gun con­trol pack­age was shot down on Mon­day. Most of the bills were report­edly aimed, accord­ing to Repub­li­can law­mak­ers, at Democ­rats attempts to strip peo­ple of their gun rights after being con­victed of domes­tic vio­lence mis­de­meanors, includ­ing assault and stalk­ing. All but one of McAuliffe’s gun bills, one allow­ing state police to per­form vol­un­tary back­ground checks for unli­censed ...
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  • Tuesday January 27th, 2015
    For­mer Vir­ginia Gov­er­nor Bob McDonnell’s request to remain free while he appeals his cor­rup­tion con­vic­tions has been approved by a fed­eral appeals court. That means, the for­mer gov­er­nor will not be headed to jail, at least for the time being, as his appeal pro­ceeds through the court sys­tem. In mak­ing the deci­sion on Mon­day, the court also said that it finds the appeal is not for ...
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  • Tuesday January 27th, 2015
    CLOSINGS & DELAYS – 01/27/15 TUESDAY SCHOOLS NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY SCHOOLS – CLOSED – 11 & 12 MONTH EMPLOYEES REPORT AT NOON MIDDLESEX COUNTY SCHOOLS – OPEN AT 10 AM GLOUCESTER COUNTY SCHOOLS – 1 HOUR DELAY WESTMORELAND COUNTY SCHOOLS – 2 HOUR DELAY RICHMOND COUNTY SCHOOLS – 2 HOUR DELAY ESSEX COUNTY SCHOOLS – CLOSED – ALL STAFF REPORT BY 11:30 AM KING & QUEEN COUNTY SCHOOLS – 2 HOUR DELAY KING WILLIAM COUNTY ...
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  • Monday January 26th, 2015
    This was the first full week of session and we have officially hit the ground running in the House of Delegates. Since this is only a 45-day session, I have been hard at work introducing legislation that will make Virginia a better place to live, work, and raise a family. On Wednesday, I presented my first testimony of the year in the House Courts Criminal Law ...
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  • Monday January 26th, 2015
    On Sunday February 8, internally acclaimed percussionist Tom Teasley will present his award-winning repertoire of world rhythms at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury. The performance begins at 5:00 p.m. in RWC’s Chesapeake Center, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington, and is open to the public. A skilled performer on numerous instruments, Teasley has been an artist-in-residence at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and has collaborated with the ...
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  • Monday January 26th, 2015
    FREDERICKSBURG – Organizers of the Fifth Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) have announced that Rappahannock, a 40-minute movie about the history and ecology of the Rappahannock River, has won the event’s Local Documentary Film Contest. The award carries a cash prize of $1,000 and top billing for the final day of the film festival. The RVA EFF is held throughout the first week of ...
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  • Monday January 26th, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Dozens of flights in the Washington-Baltimore region have been cancelled or delayed because of a winter storm. The flight tracking service FlightAware shows that Reagan National Airport was the most affected of the region’s three airports Monday morning, with 64 canceled outbound flights and 46 cancelled inbound flights. At Dulles International Airport, 21 outgoing flights and 13 incoming flights were cancelled. At Baltimore’s airport, ...
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