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Episcopal church wins control of state churches (access required)

FAIRFAX (AP) The Episcopal Church should be restored as the owner of several historic churches in Virginia, a Fairfax circuit judge has ruled, years after the denomination was essentially evicted by local congregations dismayed with Episcopal leadership’s liberal theology. In ...

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Va. justices to consider AG’s quest for records

(AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s demand for documents related to a former University of Virginia climate-change researcher’s work. The hearing is set for Thursday. Cuccinelli is seeking emails and ...

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Family Dollar settles federal harassment suit

(AP) — A federal sexual harassment lawsuit against Family Dollar Stores of Virginia Inc. has been settled. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission says the discount retailer agreed to pay $45,000 to settle the lawsuit. A consent decree filed Wednesday ...

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Three GOP candidates join Perry suit for ballot access (access required)

A federal judge in Richmond last week allowed three Republican presidential hopefuls to join Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s lawsuit challenging Virginia’s ballot access law. U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney Jr. granted a motion by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, ...

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Bolling to be tie-breaker in most Va. Senate votes (access required)

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling said last Tuesday that he plans to cast a tie-breaking vote in the state Senate in the upcoming session except in certain cases, giving the Republicans a controlling majority in the 40-member chamber that is evenly ...

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Perry asks judge to order slot on Virginia ballot (access required)

(AP) Texas Gov. Rick Perry filed an emergency motion last Wednesday in federal court seeking to require Virginia’s Board of Elections to place his name on the ballot for the state Republican presidential primary. Perry failed last week to meet ...

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