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Two conservatives take Scalia to task over gun case (access required)

WASHINGTON (AP) Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is no stranger to criticism. He gives as good as he gets. But two recent critiques of his opinion in the landmark decision guaranteeing people the right keep guns at home for self-defense ...

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Obituaries (access required)

Charles H. Whitebread Charles H. Whitebread, the former University of Virginia law professor who maintained his ties to the state through bar review courses and lectures long after he moved to the University of Southern California law school, has died. ...

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Buyer can’t return car after tussle over title (access required)

An SUV buyer who changed his mind could not use a popular consumer protection statute to force the dealer to take back the truck. The buyer had paid cash for the 2003 Dodge Durango he bought from Luxury Auto Sales ...

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Solons vote to name waterfall for Warner (access required)

The House of Representatives has passed legislation that would name a man-made waterfall for Virginia Sen. John Warner. The rapids at the former site of the Embrey Dam on the Rappahannock River in Fredricksburg would carry the senator’s name under ...

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Localities to share cost of wastewater projects (access required)

Nine Virginia localities will share in $190 million for 10 wastewater treatment projects intended to clean up Chesapeake Bay. The Virginia Resources Authority is issuing the Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund bonds. They will help finance improvements to sewer treatment ...

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Unemployment is up to 4.6 percent in state (access required)

Virginia’s unemployment rate rose in August to its highest level in more than a decade. State figures released last week show the jobless rate increased by 0.1 percentage point in August to 4.6 percent, the highest rate since January 1997. ...

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New address adopted for those in Henrico County (access required)

Henrico County residents and businesses have new mailing addresses. On Wednesday, Oct. 1, county mailing addresses switched from “Richmond, VA’’ to “Henrico, VA.’’ The U.S. Postal Service says 61 percent of the 29,505 residents and businesses who responded to a ...

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Episcopal Diocese settles with two break-away churches (access required)

The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia says it has reached a legal settlement with two of the 11 churches that voted to leave the diocese in disagreement over homosexuality and other theological issues. The settlement with Potomac Falls Church in Potomac ...

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EEOC files harassment suit against contractor (access required)

A contractor faces a sexual harassment lawsuit filed on behalf of former female employees who say they were subjected to inappropriate sexual comments, propositions and gestures. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says it has sued Richmond-based Daniel’s Heating and Refrigeration, ...

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Waterside to get slight makeover as Norfolk ponders what’s next (access required)

NORFOLK—Norfolk’s Waterside complex will get a modest makeover while city officials ponder its long-term future. City Council agreed last week to spend several million dollars on the facility over the next few years. The council also will hold town hall ...

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