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Incumbent prosecutor loses reelection bid in York County (access required)

Challenger Ben Hahn crushed 17-year incumbent Eileen Addison in the Republican primary for the commonwealth’s attorneys post in York County and Poquoson. Hahn won 73 percent of the vote in York and 90 percent of the vote in Poquoson. He ...

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Beach hotel sued for including credit card info on receipt (access required)

NORFOLK—A Maryland man is suing a Virginia Beach hotel and its owner, alleging his credit card’s expiration date was printed on his receipt in violation of federal privacy laws. James T. Buechler of Baltimore County filed the lawsuit this month ...

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Suit alleging discrimination against homeless rejected (access required)

A lawsuit claiming officials in Richmond discriminated against the homeless by shifting services away from downtown has been rejected by a federal appeals court. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday affirmed a judge’s ...

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Norfolk tax collectors target businesses at naval station (access required)

NORFOLK—Norfolk is pursuing tax collections from contractors and other businesses operating at Norfolk Naval Station. Commissioner of Revenue Sharon McDonald told The Virginian-Pilot that her office has recovered more than $2 million in back taxes. The office has identified 59 ...

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Smokeless tobacco plant in York County to be closed (access required)

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. says it is shutting down a Virginia manufacturing plant that makes its Marlboro snus, a smokeless, spit-less tobacco product. The subsidiary of Altria Group said Wednesday it is moving production from the York County facility to ...

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Lawyer: Don’t use ‘mom’ and ‘dad’ (access required)

Dear Editor, My teeth clenched again yesterday as I read the digest of the opinion in Campbell v. Campbell, which appeared on Page 18 of your August 15 issue. Why is it that your writer refers to the parties in ...

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Worker-Safety Research Center Must Provide Docs (access required)

A maker of safety syringes designed to eliminate contaminated needlestick injuries, who is suing a competitor for patent infringement, false advertising and antitrust violations, wins its motion to compel a U.Va. worker safety research center to comply with a subpoena ...

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School Athletes Lose Transfer Rule Challenge (access required)

Plaintiff parents of public high school students who were transferred under a school consolidation plan are not entitled to a preliminary injunction to keep their children eligible for interscholastic sports competition after the transfer; although the Big Stone Gap U.S. ...

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