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Liquor stores see steady Sunday business (access required)

State-run liquor stores are reporting steady business on the first day they were allowed to open on Sundays. A new law that went into effect July 1 expanded Sunday sales of alcoholic beverages to 36 state-run stores in Portsmouth, Hampton, ...

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Beltway project to eliminate Northern Virginia green spaces (access required)

ANNANDALE—Along Americana Drive in Annandale, well-maintained apartment complexes are nestled in lush, dense woods. Swimming pools and tennis courts are connected by a network of paved footpaths. Depending on the spot, the roar of the Capital Beltway can sound like ...

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Daily Progress to shut plant, print newspapers in Richmond (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE—Twenty-five pressroom and mailroom jobs are being eliminated at The Daily Progress, leaving the Charlottesville newspaper with about 95 employees. The paper is shifting the printing and packaging of its 30,000-circulation daily and Sunday newspaper to the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Hanover ...

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Vick files for Chapter 11 to stave off arbitration winner (access required)

Imprisoned quarterback Michael Vick filed for bankruptcy protection last week while serving time for federal dogfighting charges, saying he owes between $10 million and $50 million to creditors. Vick filed Chapter 11 papers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newport News.. ...

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GMU, IP firm to sponsor symposium on patent law (access required)

The George Mason University law school and the intellectual property firm of Banner & Witcoff Ltd. will present their seventh annual symposium on hot topics in patent law at the FDIC Virginia Square Seidman Center in Arlington on July 21. ...

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Higher waiver available for juvenile court attorneys (access required)

As of July 1, court-appointed lawyers who defend juveniles in serious felony cases can receive an additional $650 for that representation. Before legislation sponsored by Sen. Kenneth W. Stolle, R-Virginia Beach, and Del. Christopher K. Peace, R-Hanover, passed in this ...

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‘Negligent hiring’ claim stands

A Roanoke federal judge has refused to set aside a jury verdict that found a trucking company negligent for hiring an inexperienced driver for a hurry-up delivery of a “hot load.” That verdict, handed down in early May, may be ...

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