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  • Friday February 17th, 2017
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A Virginia man caught trying to help the Islamic State group during an FBI sting last year is asking for a prison term of five to six years. The request from lawyers for 26-year-old Haris Qamar of Burke would be significantly less than the 20-year maximum recommended under federal sentencing guidelines. Prosecutors have only urged a long sentence of unspecified length. Qamar used ...
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  • Friday February 17th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia DMV officials have launched a new online tool to help members of the public figure out when the best time to visit their local DMV office is. News outlets that the new system, available at dmvNOW.com , shows how many customers are currently waiting at each office as well as the longest wait time currently experienced by any customer. Users can also ...
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  • Thursday February 16th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Republicans looking to be the state’s next governor are gearing up for their first debate. Gubernatorial candidates and other statewide candidates are scheduled to appear Saturday afternoon in Charlottesville at the Paramount Theater. The hotly contested gubernatorial contest has four candidates. They include former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie and Corey Stewart, a one-time Virginia campaign chairman of President Donald Trump. Virginia’s ...
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  • Thursday February 16th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello is apologizing for comparing President Donald Trump’s victory to the attacks in the United States on Sept. 11. Perriello said Trump’s election was “a little bit like, you know, a political and constitutional September 11” during a recent campaign stop. The comments were recorded and posted in a video online. The former congressman apologized for the comparison ...
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  • Thursday February 16th, 2017
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia General Assembly is set to adjust the state’s ethics laws for the fourth straight year, as lawmakers continue struggle over what kind of gifts they can take from lobbyists and special interests. Lawmakers are working on legislation clarifying that public officials cannot accept tickets to watch sporting events in luxury boxes. The moves comes a year after ...
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  • Thursday February 16th, 2017
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A Virginia Republican congressman wants to name the Charlottesville federal courthouse after the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/2kyKZU0 ) that the bill to call the Charlottesville court the Justice Antonin G. Scalia Federal Building and United States Courthouse is the first measure introduced by freshman U.S. Rep. Tom Garrett. Scalia died in February 2016 at the age ...
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  • Wednesday February 15th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia lawmakers are calling on the U.S. secretary of transportation to reverse the Federal Transit Administration’s decision to withhold millions of dollars in funding. Del. James LeMunyon and Sen. George Barker sent a letter signed by dozens of lawmakers to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao after federal officials announced they would withhold funding from Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia until they ...
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