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Prayer bill approved by House

The House of Delegates yesterday passed a bill to let police chaplains pray to Jesus Christ, but the governor is threatening a veto. According to The Free Lance-Star, the issue arose after a federal appeals court upheld a Fredericksburg City ...

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Autism coverage bill fails

A House subcommittee refused to act on a bill that would require insurance companies to cover autism treatment for people under 21. The Virginian-Pilot reports that HB1588 would have covered $36,000 a year and exempt businesses with 25 or fewer ...

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Mims has roots in Harrisonburg

Bill Mims, who is likely to be the commonwealth’s next attorney general, was an All-District offensive tackle for the Harrisonburg High School Blue Streaks in the early 1970s. Mims was born and raised in Harrisonburg, according to a profile piece ...

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Head Start fraud claim advances

A former Head Start official in Norton can sue the local program under the federal False Claims Act, a Big Stone Gap federal district court ruled yesterday. Suits under the False Claims Act allow a plaintiff, or “relator,” to blow ...

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