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Rocket club challenging order barring launches (access required)

STUARTS DRAFT—A rocketry club says it’s been unfairly barred from holding launches on a farm in Augusta County but opponents say the blasts scare their livestock. The Valley Aerospace Team is challenging a September decision by the county Board of ...

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GOP delegate proposes decriminalizing marijuana (access required)

A Republican state legislator is proposing legislation to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana and to make it available for limited medical purposes. Del. Harvey B. Morgan of Gloucester outlined his proposals at a news conference in Richmond last week. Under ...

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Educators seek ways to deal with budget cuts (access required)

Educators from across Virginia are considering a laundry list of options to address proposed state and local budget cuts. According to a survey conducted by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents, increased class sizes and cuts in programs and services ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Nov. 20, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Danville lawyer Tonja Michelle Roberts’s license to practice law for three years for failing to comply with the terms of a previous one-year suspension. She did not comply with the ...

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Kinser dissents on diversity changes

Virginia Supreme Court Justice Cynthia D. Kinser dissented today as the court agreed to additions to the Virginia State Bar’s governance aimed at promoting diversity. The amendments to the court’s rules give the chair of the VSB’s new diversity conference ...

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Judge puts Lisa Miller on deadline

A Vermont judge today said he would give Lisa Miller 30 days to appear with her 7-year-old daughter before he would consider ordering her jailed for contempt, reports the Associated Press . Miller, whose last known address is in Bedford ...

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New trial granted over late report (access required)

An Arlington County judge set aside a defense verdict and ordered a new trial in a personal injury action when the insurer defending the case turned over a last-minute expert report that bolstered the plaintiff’s claim. The report was provided ...

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Jolly good Fellows

WILLIAMSBURG–The Virginia Law Foundation held its induction dinner last night here in the Colonial Capitol, welcoming 25 new Fellows. They are: * David P. Baugh, Richmond * Craig D. Bell, Richmond * Lynda Lee Butler, Williamsburg * Thomas J. Cawley, ...

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