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High court rejects appeal of Chesapeake Airport case (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia will not hear the Chesapeake Airport Authority’s appeal of a lower court ruling that noise from its airport lowered the values of property in a subdivision near the airport. The rejection of the appeal clears ...

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Tazewell County seeks to regulate windmills (access required)

BLUEFIELD—Tazewell County officials are crafting an ordinance aimed at regulating the development of windmill projects. Tazewell County Board of Supervisors member David Anderson says two companies are interested in building windmills on East River Mountain. One is actively pursuing development ...

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Election legislation to be before 2009 Assembly (access required)

Virginia voters would find it easier to avoid long lines on Election Day if legislation submitted for the 2009 General Assembly becomes law. Three legislators have filed bills to allow early in-person voting in Virginia and two have proposed no-excuse ...

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Alexandria cops look to Web for leads in unsolved cases (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—Alexandria police are hoping a new Web site will give them leads on unsolved cases. The police department’s Cold Cases page has details about four of the city’s most trying homicide cases. Police Chief David Baker says officials need to ...

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Bay Foundation finds link between pollution, crab decline (access required)

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—A report from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation confirms the link between pollution and the decline of the bay’s blue crab population. According to the report, algal blooms caused by nitrogen and phosphorous pollution have damaged underwater grass beds that ...

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Muslim group sues Henrico over mosque construction (access required)

A Muslim group is suing the Henrico County Board of Supervisors for refusing to rezone 3.6 acres to allow construction of a mosque. The lawsuit in Henrico Circuit Court alleges the board’s action was “arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable.” The group’s ...

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Henry County mulls possible noisy dog rules (access required)

MARTINSVILLE–Fido’s late night barking could land him in hot water under proposals being considered by Henry County officials, including one that could see noisy dogs euthanized. The county Board of Supervisors will consider two proposed ordinances at its meeting earlier ...

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Virginia AG proposes election-related legislation (access required)

Attorney General Bob McDonnell is backing legislation to streamline the voting process, standardize guidelines to determine voter residence, and ensure that all ballots are properly counted. McDonnell on Dec. 16 outlined eight voting-related proposals to be considered in the upcoming ...

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Biotech company fined for polluting Va. waterway (access required)

ROANOKE—A Danish biotechnology company responsible for a kill of nearly 6,700 fish in a Roanoke River tributary pleaded guilty Dec. 18 to a federal charge of discharging hazardous waste. U.S. District Judge Samuel Wilson ordered Novozymes Biologicals Inc. to pay ...

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VALS winter meetings to be in Roanoke Feb. 7 (access required)

RVLSA…the association for legal professionals will host the VALS Winter Seminars/Third Board of Governors Meeting on Feb. 7, 2009 at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke. The seminars will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7 with “Ethics for ...

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