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  • Thursday December 11th, 2014
    GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) – The Gloucester County School Board has designated school restrooms as specific to students’ biological genders. The move comes in response to a transgender student’s use of boys’ restrooms at Gloucester High School. Media outlets report that the board adopted the gender-specific restroom policy Tuesday night. The decision drew criticism from the ACLU of Virginia and Equality Virginia. The groups say the policy is discriminatory ...
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  • Thursday December 11th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will be allowed to file a longer-than-usual brief about his upcoming sentencing on federal corruption charges. U.S. District Judge James Spencer on Wednesday gave McDonnell permission to submit up to 50 pages instead of the maximum of 30 allowed by Richmond federal court rules. McDonnell’s attorneys said in court papers that they needed the extra pages ...
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  • Thursday December 11th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Republican leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates are proposing a $100 limit on the value of gifts to state and local elected officials. House Speaker Bill Howell and other GOP leaders announced the proposal Wednesday. The cap would apply to tangible gifts and intangible gifts, like meals and entertainment. Ethics reform will be a major issue for the 2015 General Assembly following ...
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  • Wednesday December 10th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s lawyers are seeking permission to file a longer-than-usual brief about his sentencing on federal corruption charges. The lawyers say they need 50 pages instead of the usual 30 because they expect prosecutors to seek an exceptionally long sentence. McDonnell’s attorneys say the memo needs to cover their client’s entire life. Prosecutors say in court papers that the judge ...
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  • Wednesday December 10th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe says Virginia ranks at the top of a national assessment of states’ preparedness for health emergencies. The National Health Security Preparedness Index is an annual initiative of the Association for State and Territorial Health Officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The overall scores for states range from 6.5 to 8.2. McAuliffe announced that Virginia scored an 8.2 ...
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  • Wednesday December 10th, 2014
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – Top officials plan to announce the opening date for express toll lanes on a 29-mile stretch of Interstate 95 in northern Virginia. State Department of Transportation officials have said the $940 million project was ahead of schedule and could open as early as this month. Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Virginia’s secretary of transportation, and Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are attending a celebration ...
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  • Wednesday December 10th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – AAA Mid-Atlantic says Virginia gas prices have fallen more than $1 since the April 2014 spring peak of $3.52 per gallon. And the auto group says that some areas of the state could see prices fall to less than $2 per gallon around the end of the year. Gas prices historically declines from fall into winter due to a number of factors including ...
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