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General Assembly elects Mims  (access required)

UPDATE: The General Assembly formally elected William C. Mims to the Supreme Court of Virginia, effective April 1. Mims will become only the second person to serve as a Virginia legislator, an attorney general and a member of the Supreme ...

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House, Senate budget negotiators start talks (access required)

Now that the House and Senate have officially deemed each other’s budgets unacceptable, a dozen negotiators start closed-door talks on something both sides can abide. Without debate, the Democratic Senate voted 30-10 on Wednesday to substitute its budget for the ...

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Democrat, victor by 37 votes, takes seat in House (access required)

Democrat Eileen Filler-Corn has been seated in the House of Delegates hours after winning a Fairfax County special election. That gives the House its full complement of 100 members for the first time in the 2010 General Assembly. The Northern ...

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McEachin’s gay rights bill killed in House (access required)

A Republican-controlled House subcommittee has killed legislation that would have banned job discrimination against gay state employees. The bill died on an unrecorded show-of-hands vote Tuesday evening. Democratic Sen. Donald McEachin of Richmond sponsored the bill after new Republican Gov. ...

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Company wants wind farm in Roanoke County (access required)

ROANOKE—A Chicago-based company is pursuing a wind farm of 15 turbines atop Poor Mountain in Roanoke County. Invenergy says the power-generating windmills would stand 443 feet from base to the highest tip of a blade. The turbines would occupy one ...

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Wilder stops fundraising for F’burg slavery museum (access required)

Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder has notified the state that he is no longer raising money for his planned slavery museum in Fredericksburg. Wilder told the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in a letter dated Feb. 26 that the ...

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Foundation targets childhood obesity (access required)

The group that helped cut Virginia’s youth smoking rate almost in half hopes to reduce childhood obesity. The Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation has been renamed the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth to reflect its added mission, to help Virginia’s young ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions  (access required)

On Dec. 16, a three-judge panel suspended Alexandria attorney Dale E. Duncan’s license to practice law for two years, effective Dec. 23. The court found that Duncan engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation that reflects adversely on ...

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