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  • Friday April 21st, 2017
    GLOUCESTER, Va. – Transgender teen Gavin Grimm has fought a legal battle with the Gloucester County School Board over bathroom use, since 2014, when he was a sophomore at Gloucester High School. He  recently made TIME’s List of the Most Influential People of 2017. Grimm, who was born female, but identifies as male, sued the Gloucester County School Board in 2015 when his school stopped allowing him to use ...
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  • Friday April 21st, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s decision to spare the life of a death row inmate came down to concerns about the fairness of his trial, not doubts about his guilt. For weeks, supporters of Ivan Teleguz urged McAuliffe to halt his execution because they believe he may be innocent. Teleguz was scheduled to be put to death next week, but on Thursday, McAuliffe commuted ...
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  • Friday April 21st, 2017
    A 19-year-old accused of shooting and killing an 18-year-old from Yorktown last year will not yet stand trial. He was ordered in court Monday to undergo mental health treatment at a state hospital. , of Yorktown, faces charges of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He was found mentally incompetent to stand trial after ...
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  • Thursday April 20th, 2017
    CULPEPER, Va. (AP) – The Culpeper County Board of Supervisors has voted to accept a settlement that allows the Islamic Center of Culpeper to obtain a permit to build a small prayer house. The Free Lance-Star reports (http://bit.ly/2oXDmN3)the body voted 4-3 Tuesday to accept the settlement that lets the ICC obtain a pump-and-haul sewage permit after denying the group about a year ago. The county will ...
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  • Thursday April 20th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The top attorneys from 16 states and the District of Columbia say President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban would hurt their higher education and medical institutions and have a chilling effect on tourism. The attorneys general urged the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a brief Wednesday to uphold a ruling that blocked the travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries. ...
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  • Tuesday April 18th, 2017
    Riverside Tappahannock Hospital received an “A” grade for its commitment to safety and how well the hospital protects patients from accidents, error, infections and accidents. It was one of 828 hospitals nationwide to receive a top score. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of safety data to grade hospitals twice a year. Riverside Tappahannock Hospital is a 67 bed hospital in Tappahannock that primarily ...
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  • Tuesday April 18th, 2017
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – The Charlottesville City Council has decided to sell the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in its downtown park. Media outlets report that the council voted 3-2 Monday to sell the statue. If it doesn’t sell, the council will consider donating it. The council voted 3-2 earlier this year for its removal. Councilor Wes Bellamy called for the removal of the statue ...
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