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Federal building renovation is a waste, congressman says

Terming a $51-million renovation plan for Roanoke’s Poff Federal Building a “waste of taxpayer dollars,” Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, calls for a halt to the project. The building is home to the U.S. District Court facilities in Roanoke, where the ...

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VDOT terminates I-81 maintenance contract (access required)

ROANOKE—The Virginia Department of Transportation has terminated two five-year maintenance contracts for Interstate 81 worth $56 million, saying the contractor didn’t meet the requirements. VDOT spokesman Jeff Caldwell said Infrastructure Corp. of America was notified of the decision Monday night. ...

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Report details incidence of family violence by locality (access required)

A new state report provides a locality-by-locality breakdown of measures of family violence, and consolidates information about how violence affects a wide range of people from children to the elderly. The report, released Tuesday by the Family and Children’s Trust ...

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Prosecutor: Fatal shooting by cop was justified (access required)

MARTINSVILLE—A prosecutor says the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man by a Martinsville police officer was justified. A report released last week by Henry County Commonwealth’s Attorney Bob Bushnell says Officer Douglas Graham didn’t have a choice after 61-year-old ...

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State hikes fees for operating a landfill (access required)

The Virginia Waste Management Board is charging a larger yearly fee to operate a landfill. The board increased the fee by 79 percent annually for landfill operators including local governments and private businesses. The state Department of Environmental Quality says ...

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McDonnell: Virginia will have surplus at year’s end (access required)

Despite months of declining revenues and a small decrease in May tax collections, Gov. Bob McDonnell is predicting a year-end state budget surplus. McDonnell’s administration said the state will finish the current fiscal year by month’s end in the black ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On May 27, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Arlington attorney Spiros S. Anthony’s license to practice law in response to his guilty plea to felony embezzlement in Loudoun County Circuit Court. The board ordered him to appear ...

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Chinese-owned company makes first appearance in drywall cases (access required)

A Chinese-owned company hit with a $2.6 million default judgment in favor of seven Virginia families has filed a notice of appeal in the federal case. It’s the first known court appearance in the Chinese drywall litigation in this country ...

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Employment Discrimination – Hostile Environment – Physicians’ Practice (access required)

A male physician who was sole owner of his medical clinic must face trial on a female physician and former employee’s complaint of hostile work environment arising from “a series of graphic remarks of a highly personal nature” directed at ...

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