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Obama to make Williamsburg appearance

A meeting of the U.S. House Democratic Caucus in Williamsburg next week is expected to feature an appearance by President Obama, reports The Virginia Gazette.  No details have been announced, but signals suggest a Thursday visit. Posted by Peter Vieth

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Senate spanks payday lenders

The Virginia Senate on Friday approved a bill that would close the door on open-end loans offered by payday lenders. As reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the unanimous vote looked like payback for what some leaders felt was dishonorable dealing ...

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Drug programs get OxyContin money

Some of the $19 million in settlement money from the maker of the painkiller OxyContin is going to drug treatment and education programs in Southwest Virginia. As reported by the Associated Press, more than $650,000 is being distributed, most of ...

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Vick headed home soon

Michael Vick’s lawyers say the pro quarterback serving time for dog fighting soon will be placed in a halfway house in Newport News. Vick could be released “any day,” one of his lawyers told the bankruptcy judge today, according to ...

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Video problems undermine trials

Prosecutors have been twice burned this week by apparent mishandling of their video evidence. First we learned about a cross-examination that weakened the prosecution’s re-enactment video in a Chesapeake murder case.  Now comes word that video bungling has brought a ...

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