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  • Wednesday May 03rd, 2017
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Cities in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region say they risk being labeled “sanctuary cities” for people living in the country illegally. But local officials say they’re doing nothing wrong and are following the Constitution. That’s according to an investigation by WAVY-TV (http://bit.ly/2pUC1rA). Federal agents are asking jails to hold inmates of questionable immigration status for 48 hours beyond their release date. But sheriffs say ...
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  • Wednesday May 03rd, 2017
      RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A $1.1 trillion budget bill that would keep the federal government running through September fully funds the program that has coordinated Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts for decades. The bill contains $73 million for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program, which President Donald Trump has called for defunding. The program, formed in 1983, coordinates and monitors the efforts of the six Bay watershed ...
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  • Wednesday May 03rd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A state agency says rising sea levels are posing a significant threat to Virginia’s historical sites. The Department of Historic Resources said in a report released Monday that 527 state-owned historic areas are threatened by climate change, including 24 historic properties and 237 archaeological sites. For example, the report says rising sea levels would destroy archaeological sites at Gunston Hall in Fairfax County, ...
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  • Tuesday May 02nd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Dominion Virginia Power says despite the current uncertainty over Obama-era environmental regulations, it is committed to increasing the amount of electricity it generates from solar power in the coming decades. Virginia’s largest utility laid out its long-range forecast of electricity demand and production Monday in a regulatory filing called an integrated resource plan. The company says it plans to add at least 5,200 ...
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  • Tuesday May 02nd, 2017
    A Lancaster man who was convicted of the 1985 murder of Mary Keyser Harding has recently been granted parole. Emerson Stevens was convicted in 1986, and then was sentenced to 169 years in prison. He has been incarcerated at Greenville Correctional Center. Now, Stevens is expected to be released after May 18th. He will be released to another locality. His release comes after the Innocence ...
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  • Tuesday May 02nd, 2017
    Expanding water and sewer service areas will be the subject of a public hearing of the Middlesex Board of Supervisors, set for this evening at 7 in the historic courthouse in Saluda. The current plan is to pipe water from two wells at Rosegill near Urbanna to Stingray Point in Deltaville and serve the areas in between. Multiple extensions and water mains serving several large ...
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  • Monday May 01st, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia health officials are encouraging residents to help combat the spread of the Zika virus as mosquito season begins. The Virginia Health Department’s Zika website provides information about how residents can take precautions against the mosquito-borne illness. Zika can cause serious birth defects in pregnant women. There have been 115 reported cases of Zika in Virginia since December 2015. Those have all been ...
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