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College student voting bill clears committee

A bill to clarify confusion about where Virginia college students should register to vote won approval from a House subcommittee yesterday. As The News & Advance reports, the bill doesn’t mention college students specifically, but seeks to clarify some of ...

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Portsmouth courthouse reopens

Officials hope Portsmouth Circuit Court will be open for business today. The Virginian-Pilot reports the court closed at noon yesterday because the heat hadn’t been working for two days. City officials say the heat is working properly now, and court ...

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Stuart hospital workers sue for lost wages

A group of 85 employees of the hospital in Patrick County have sued the former hospital operator over unpaid wages. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the workers at R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital are owed two to four weeks’ ...

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Culpeper consolidation effort rejected

Circuit Judge Jack Berry dismissed petitions that sought to consolidate the town of Culpeper with Culpeper County. The Culpeper Star-Exponent reports that the consolidation petitions, endorsed by 992 town voters, were improperly filed. “I am in favor of the judge’s ...

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Mattox, former Richmond city attorney, dies

Former Richmond city attorney Conard B. Mattox Jr. died Saturday. He was 85. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Mr. Mattox spent five years as a U.S. Army Air Forces pilot in World War II. Afterwards, he earned bachelor’s and master’s and law ...

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Budget cuts expected to hit hard for NoVa schools

Dropping tax receipts and the governor’s proposed cuts could cost Northern Virginia school systems tens of millions of dollars. The Washington Post reports that, beginning in July, Fairfax County schools could receive $48 million less than the system had been ...

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Judge Prentis Smiley dies

Recently retired York/Poquoson Circuit Judge N. Prentis Smiley passed away on Christmas day after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 70. A graduate of Lynchburg College and the College of William & Mary law school, Judge Smiley was in ...

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