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  • Wednesday January 21st, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal agencies in the Washington area are open as a winter storm is set to move in. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which sets leave policies for 300,000 federal workers, says the government is open Wednesday, but employees can take unscheduled leave or work from home. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. in the Washington region and beyond, with ...
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  • Wednesday January 21st, 2015
    Northum­ber­land County’s School Board started the new year by vot­ing to do away with the tra­di­tional sched­ul­ing at the high school and adopt “block sched­ul­ing.” Start­ing next fall, instead of stu­dents going to seven 45-minute classes daily for two semes­ters, they will go to four 90-minute classes for one semes­ter and move on to other sub­jects in the sec­ond semes­ter. At the recent meet­ing, one par­ent ...
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  • Wednesday January 21st, 2015
    The State Capi­tol grounds and streets in the area reopened late Mon­day after a report of a sus­pi­cious pack­age brought the Rich­mond Police Department’s bomb squad to the capi­tol. Police say the sus­pi­cious pack­age prompted them to respond to the area of the Bell Tower on the Capi­tol grounds in Rich­mond, and police cleared every­one from the area at 9th and Franklin Streets as well as ...
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  • Tuesday January 20th, 2015
    While president of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce in 2004, Ed Fuehrer saw the need for a workforce development effort aimed at equipping individuals, including high school graduates, with the skills necessary to meet the demands of employment after graduation.  In a long and evolving process, he sought an organizational structure similar to what has become today’s Boys & Girls Club of the Northern ...
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  • Tuesday January 20th, 2015
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Drivers who get caught going 11 miles an hour over the speed limit on Virginia’s interstate highways may no longer be facing criminal charges if a proposed bill passes. A House of Delegates panel approved legislation 14-5 Tuesday that would raise the threshold of reckless driving from 80 miles an hour to 85 miles an hour. Republican Del. Jeffrey L. ...
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  • Monday January 19th, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University are honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a free concert featuring Natalie Cole. Cole’s career in pop music spans more than four decades. The daughter of music legend Nat King Cole has won nine Grammy Awards during that time. Her biggest hits include “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love),” ”Unforgettable” and “When I ...
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  • Monday January 19th, 2015
    For­mer Gov. Bob McDon­nell, now fac­ing prison time, has a new job. McDon­nell was hired as a con­sul­tant for a mechan­i­cal con­trac­tor fol­low­ing his con­vic­tion on fed­eral cor­rup­tion charges. The Vir­gin­ian Pilot reports that Bay Mechan­i­cal Inc. CEO Rod Rodriguez offered McDon­nell the job in Sep­tem­ber, about one week after the for­mer gov­er­nor and his wife, Mau­reen, were found guilty of tak­ing gifts and loans from a vit­a­min exec­u­tive ...
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