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State police increase HOV enforcement (access required)

ARLINGTON—Virginia State Police are stepping up enforcement of HOV rules, and they are catching a lot of violators. On one morning last month, police issued 89 tickets in three hours along interstates 95 and 395. That included two second-time violators ...

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D-Day Memorial to layoff nearly half of staff (access required)

BEDFORD—The financially troubled National D-Day Memorial will lay off nearly half its staff. The president of the foundation that runs the memorial, William McIntosh, said Monday that 11 of the 24 full- and part-time staff members will be laid off ...

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Giles board wants federal protection for New River (access required)

PEARISBURG—Supporters of federal protection for a 19-mile stretch of the New River haven’t given up, even though the National Park Service has recommended against the action. The Giles County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution last week supporting designation of ...

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Local issues, not Obama, explain Republican gains, Kaine says (access required)

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine says Democratic losses in Virginia and New Jersey had more to do with local issues than the first-year performance of President Barack Obama. Exit polling showed support for Obama remained steady despite Virginia’s Republican sweep, led ...

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Palin will include Roanoke on tour of ‘Going Rogue’ (access required)

ROANOKE—Sarah Palin is taking her “Going Rogue’’ book tour to Roanoke. Bypassing the usual promotional route, the former Alaska governor has penciled in Roanoke for the tour but has yet to schedule a date. Other stops include Noblesville, Ind., and ...

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Obituary (access required)

Nicholas A. Spinella Nicholas A. Spinella, a founding partner in the Henrico County firm of Spinella, Owings & Shaia, died Nov. 2 after a long illness. He was 85. Mr. Spinella graduated from Benedictine High School in Richmond and earned ...

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Ex-judge’s law license revoked

The story behind the abrupt and murky departure of former Norfolk Circuit Judge Alfred M. Tripp from the bench may now be public. And it apparently involves in part providing false information on judicial selection questionnaires sent to the General ...

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The Weekly Recap: Week of Nov. 2

Lots of news was committed this week, with the statewide GOP sweep on Election Day and an interesting batch of opinions from the Supreme Court of Virginia on Thursday. Here’s the weekly recap: Expungement There’s a word you don’t hear ...

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