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Rastarafians taken from isolation, put in single southwest prison (access required)

Many Rastafarians and other inmates in Virginia who have spent years in isolation for refusing to cut their hair were moved to a prison where they can live together, the state Corrections Department said Wednesday. The Associated Press reported in ...

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Feds reject Hampton Roads highway link (access required)

NORFOLK—Federal regulators have rejected a proposed highway linking Virginia Beach and Chesapeake because of environmental concerns. The proposed 21-mile Southeastern Parkway and Greenbelt has been a top transportation priority for Virginia Beach for more than two decades. On Wednesday, the ...

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U.Va. Medical Center opens long-term care hospital (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE—The University of Virginia has opened a new long-term care hospital. The 40-bed Transitional Care Hospital will care for patients who require extended hospital-level care for stays of at least 25 days. The new facility will free up beds in ...

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Woman suffers brain injury from fireworks accident – $4,750,000 Verdict (access required)

Kathryn Hollis, 36 at the time of the incident, was a homemaker attending a Fourth of July fireworks display in 2007 when an aerial “salute” shell —a 3-inch package of flash powder, rice, and cardboard – exploded next to her ...

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A Justice for all seasons

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was in Richmond on Friday. And he took back a souvenir he said he’d never forget. Scalia, recently named Orator in Residence at the University of Richmond, gave a talk at UR in the ...

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Tortious interference claims easier?

For plaintiffs suing for tortious interference with contract, Virginia law may have shifted slightly in their favor last year when the Supreme Court of Virginia decided DurretteBradshaw PC v. M.C. Consulting LC. At least that’s how one federal magistrate judge ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support Reduction – Material Change (access required)

A wife can earn only $ 12,400 annually and not the $22,000 income imputed to her in a 1992 spousal support order, but she can make penalty-free withdrawals from her IRA, and the trial court grants husband’s request to modify ...

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