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  • Monday February 06th, 2017
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – The search is on for a new University of Virginia president. The school recently announced the formation of a special committee that has been tasked with finding a replacement for President Teresa Sullivan. Sullivan announced last month that she will retire in July 2018, when her contract expires. The 22-member committee’s first meeting will be held Feb. 20. It’s made up of 11 ...
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  • Friday February 03rd, 2017
    Virginia’s House of Delegates has passed legislation to require proof of U.S. citizenship before registering to vote in state and local elections. The GOP-sponsored bill passed Wednesday on a 64-33 vote along party lines, and would require state registrars to ask for proof of citizenship, instead of just a photo ID. Citizenship tests still however, are not allowed in federal elections. Citizenship could be proved ...
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  • Friday February 03rd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Republican-controlled Virginia House of Delegates has given preliminary approval to legislation that would allow people protected under a court order to carry a hidden handgun without getting a permit. The House voted Thursday to advance the measure. Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed similar legislation last year. Republican supporters of this year’s bill said it would help victims of domestic violence better protect ...
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  • Friday February 03rd, 2017
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – Lawyers for two brothers denied entry to the U.S. under President Donald Trump’s travel ban say they’ve reached an agreement with the government. A lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Alexandria says the 19- and 21-year-old brothers are Yemeni citizens who held status as lawful permanent U.S. residents. The suit alleges the brothers were coerced into signing away their status and sent ...
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  • Friday February 03rd, 2017
    The Mathews County Sheriff’s Office is asking for information about a burglary early Tuesday at the Subway restaurant on Buckely Hall Road. Dispatchers were called by an employee at just after 8 a.m. to report the burglary. Surveillance photos showed a person dressed in a hooded sweatshirt force open the front door of the business and enter the building around 3:21 a.m. The suspect was able ...
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  • Thursday February 02nd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Republican-controlled Virginia House of Delegates has given preliminary approval to a measure supporters say protects religious liberties, but critics say is an attack on gay rights. The House gave early approval to a bill Wednesday that prohibits the state from penalizing any group or person who believes that marriage is between one man and one woman. Supporters said the measure was needed ...
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  • Thursday February 02nd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s Republican-controlled House of Delegates has passed legislation to require proof of U.S. citizenship before registering to vote in state and local elections. News outlets report that the GOP-sponsored bill passed Wednesday on a 64-33 vote along party lines. The bill would require state registrars to ask for proof of citizenship, instead of just a photo ID. Citizenship tests are not allowed in ...
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