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Lawyers may have slight gain in House

While some commentators have lamented the decreasing number of lawyers serving in the Virginia legislature, there was no wholesale infusion of attorneys into the House of Delegates in yesterday’s elections.  Results show a possible gain of two additional lawyers in ...

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Richmond street scene: Big Bird

It’s four days past Halloween, and some people don’t want to give up their costumes. Take, for example, the panhandler with a guitar on Main Street in downtown Richmond today. He was strumming and singing…while wearing a Big Bird head. ...

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It’s yours for $???

Call it creative fundraising. The attorney who has had the “LAWHOO” Virginia license plate since the 1980s is willing to give it up for a good cause. She will relinquish the rights to the plate to the highest online bidder ...

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Election eve campaign conflicts emerge

It’s almost guaranteed — nearly every football game features at least one angry coach yelling about a referee’s call.  In scenes not far removed, the week before election day always seems to bring a spate of campaign dramas. This year, ...

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Supreme Court decides appeals by order

The trial court erred in granting contributory negligence instructions for a Montgomery County farmer who allowed his Black Angus cow to stray onto Route 8 in the dark, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled last week in an unpublished order. ...

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Wine Barred: ‘Farm wineries’ battle neighbors in DC suburbs (access required)

The emerging Virginia wine industry – bolstered by state legislation to encourage its development – is struggling to make peace with its neighbors in suburban Northern Virginia. In one ongoing battle between a farm winery and nearby residents, a Fauquier ...

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McLaughlin voted 2009 ‘Leader of the Year’ (access required)

Henry W. McLaughlin III thought he wanted to be a journalist, but his experience as a reporter for the Farmville bureau of the Richmond Times-Dispatch convinced him that he wasn’t cut out for the job. He breached journalistic protocol by ...

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