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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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  • Wednesday February 15th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A new state audit has found problems with the cybersecurity of Virginia Department of Taxation. The recently released audit said that the state’s information technology partnership with Northrop Grumman has not updated critical security patches to protect the tax department’s systems. The audit said that at one point in August 2016, one critical and 490 highly important security patches were absent. The state’s ...
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  • Wednesday February 15th, 2017
    By ALAN SUDERMAN and MICHAEL CATALINI Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The governor’s races this year in Virginia and New Jersey are unfolding in ways that powerfully echo the wild campaign for the White House. Insurgents are making populist appeals. Establishment figures on are the defensive. In Virginia, there is Corey Stewart, a blunt and combative Republican who sneers at political correctness. There’s even a former TV star ...
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  • Tuesday February 14th, 2017
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Authorities say a tractor-trailer driver who initially survived after plunging off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel last week succumbed to hypothermia and drowned. Donna Price is district administrator for Virginia’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. She says the death has been ruled accidental. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recorded a water temperature of about 45 degrees when Joseph Chen went off the ...
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  • Tuesday February 14th, 2017
    By NICK VERSAW Capital News Service RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Senate narrowly approved a bill Monday that would allow home-schooled students across the commonwealth to play high school sports. HB 1578, commonly known as the “Tebow Bill,” would eliminate a statewide ban prohibiting home-schooled students from participating in high school athletics and other interscholastic activities. The Senate voted 22-18 in favor of the measure. Democratic Sen. Lynwood ...
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  • Tuesday February 14th, 2017
    By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated PressMcLEAN, Va. (AP) – A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction barring the Trump administration from implementing its travel ban in Virginia, adding another judicial ruling to those already in place challenging the ban’s constitutionality. A federal appeals court in California has already upheld a national temporary restraining order stopping the government from implementing the ban, which is directed at seven Muslim-majority ...
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