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McGuireWoods donates $25K for Nuremberg Courtroom project (access required)

McGuireWoods LLP will donate $25,000 to the Nuremberg Courtroom exhibit at the Virginia Holcaust Museum, and one of the firm’s partners will make a long-term personal loan of items associated with the trial. The museum is installing an almost inch-by-inch ...

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Conservation groups sue to stop widening of I-81 (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE—Several conservation groups have filed suit to block plans to widen all 325 miles of Interstate 81 in Virginia. The lawsuit was filed against the Federal Highway Administration in U.S. District Court to halt plans to widen I-81 and charge ...

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UVa law students named as Skadden Fellows (access required)

Three University of Virginia law students are among the 35 Skadden Fellows for 2008. The New York-based law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom provides an annual salary and benefits for a year for law school graduates who ...

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Hopewell OKs land sale for ethanol plant (access required)

HOPEWELL—Hopewell’s City Coun-cil has approved the sale of city land for the construction of an ethanol plant. The council’s 4-to-3 vote on Tuesday came just hours after a judge denied a request for a temporary injunction to stop the sale. ...

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Crews mine uranium in Pittsylvania County (access required)

CHATHAM—Crews have begun exploratory drilling for uranium in Pittsylvania County, which sits atop the richest uranium deposit in the country. Michael Abbott, spokesman for the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, said Virginia Uranium Inc. began site preparation over ...

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Tech equine center pledged $10M gift (access required)

LEESBURG—The owner of a Loudoun County horse farm has pledged more than $10 million through her estate to Virginia Tech’s equine center. The gift from Rallywood Farm owner and manager Shelley Duke will go toward establishing a major emergency and ...

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State reaches pact with feds for Fairfax parkway (access required)

SPRINGFIELD—Virginia has reached an agreement with the Army and the Federal Highway Administration to complete the final section of the Fairfax County Parkway. Much of the 2-mile section from Rolling Road to Fullerton Road is located within the Fort Belvoir ...

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Power company to lower sulfur dioxide emissions (access required)

ROANOKE—Dominion Virginia Power said last week that it plans to lower sulfur dioxide emissions at its proposed coal-fired plant in Southwest Virginia to protect pristine environmental areas. The utility announced an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service and the Virginia ...

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SCC: Appalachian Power can increase its rates (access required)

ROANOKE—Appalachian Power has gotten the go-ahead to add a rate increase for Virginia customers. The State Corporation Commission approved a $48.9 million increase this week. Spokesman Ken Schrad says the commission approved an increase that was $10.6 million less than ...

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Death after high speed chase prompts manslaughter verdict (access required)

COLONIAL HEIGHTS—A man who led police on a high-speed chase that left an off-duty Colonial Heights police officer dead was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Douglas Michael Brown Jr., 37, of Barboursville, had faced a charge of felony murder, but ...

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