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Union membership in state now at 4.7% (access required)

NORFOLK—Union members made up 4.7 percent of Virginia’s work force in 2009, up from 4.1 percent from the previous year. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said in a report Wednesday that about 166,000 wage and hourly workers belonged to ...

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State reopens four rest stops along Interstate 81 (access required)

NEW MARKET—Virginia has reopened four rest stops on Interstate 81 that were closed last year because of budget concerns. The Virginia Department of Transportation says the North Rural Retreat, South Smyth, South New Market and North Radford rest stops reopened ...

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Wayne Newton’s tribe gets official recognition (access required)

Virginia has granted official recognition for the Patawomeck Indians, the tribe of Virginia-born entertainer Wayne Newton. The Senate passed a resolution on Tuesday to grant state tribal recognition to the Patawomeck, or Potomac, tribe. The resolution already was passed by ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Jan. 22, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Robert Winthrop Johnson II’s license to practice law in response to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals’s 30-day suspension of Johnston’s license to practice in that jurisdiction, effective ...

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Griffith aiming for Congress

Virginia House majority leader Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, is hoping to challenge long-time Rep. Rick Boucher for the 9th District Congressional seat, reports The Roanoke Times . “It’s going to take a lot of time and money, but I believe it ...

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Virginia plaintiff claims Yoga fraud scheme

A former Virginia resident has joined other disillusioned devotees of a nationwide chain of Yoga facilities who claim the organization robbed them of their free will and took control of their minds and their money. Andrew Myers is suing various ...

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Willis honored by criminal law bar

The Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section has presented its 2010 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award to retired Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Jere M.H. “Mac” Willis Jr. of Fredericksburg. In presenting this year’s award at the group’s meeting in ...

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The ‘Gridiron’ grip & grin

Sarah Palin. The Salahis. The “Haddocks Squared.” Dapper Congressman Jim Moran as a song-and-dance man. They all showed up last night at the George Washington Masonic Memorial (right) in Alexandria. Masonic temples may be suspected sites for secret rites, but ...

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Ad damnum, DUI cases decided by order (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia issued two unpublished orders today, one reaffirming the rule that you can’t get more than you sue for and the second holding that the fourth-offense drunken driving statute permits both a prison term and a ...

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Ad damnum, DUI cases decided by order

The Supreme Court of Virginia issued two unpublished orders today, one reaffirming the rule that you can’t get more than you sue for and the second holding that the fourth-offense drunken driving statute permits both a prison term and a ...

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