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Delegate starts non-profit to push for school tax credits (access required)

A Republican delegate has created a nonprofit organization to push for tax credits and other support for alternatives to traditional public schools. Chris Saxman of Staunton says School Choice Virginia will lobby and advocate for home-schooling, private and parochial schools ...

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APCO can charge more for coal as SCC preps for request (access required)

Appalachian Power Company has permission to begin recovering higher coal prices from Virginia customers before the State Corporation Commission hears the request. The SCC said last week it would allow the company to begin billing Virginia customers a fuel assessment ...

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Fairfax mulls criminalization of some zoning violations (access required)

FAIRFAX—Fairfax County supervisors are considering criminalizing some zoning violations, meaning landlords who operate illegal boarding houses could go to jail. The proposal would turn what would normally be a civil penalty into a criminal one, if the civil fines for ...

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Officials celebrate opening of Beltway express lanes (access required)

McLEAN—A project billed as a radical transportation improvement for the congested Washington region got its formal kickoff last week, as officials celebrated the construction of express lanes on the Capital Beltway. “The beltway is really the main street of this ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On May 20, 2008, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board imposed a public reprimand on McLean lawyer Ashraf W. Nubani for violating the disciplinary rule that governs safekeeping of property. On three occasions, the VSB received notices of overdrafts on ...

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U.S. Labor investigation results in back wages for motel workers (access required)

WYTHEVILLE—The owner of a Ramada Inn Wytheville has agreed to pay $23,000 in back wages to workers following a federal investigation. The U.S. Department of Labor says its investigators found overtime and record keeping violations at the motel operated by ...

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Gubernatorial, senate candidates report cash, campaign contributions (access required)

Two Democrats and a Republican running for governor in 2009 have substantial early cash reserves in girding for an expensive race. All three filed reports last week with the State Board of Elections. The Republican, Attorney General Bob McDonnell, finished ...

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Man charged in I-64 shootings pleads guilty to felonies (access required)

WAYNESBORO—A man charged in a series of shootings along Interstate 64 has pleaded guilty to six felony counts in Waynesboro. Slade Allen Woodson apologized Monday during a brief appearance in Waynesboro Circuit Court. The 19-year-old Woodson pleaded guilty to two ...

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Motorcycle-related deaths on rise; officials respond (access required)

With the number of motorcycle-related deaths sharply on the rise, Virginia officials are looking to improve safety. The state launched a program last week called Motorcycle 411 at its motorcycle training range in Richmond. The event coincided with national Ride ...

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Two charged in alleged scheme to defraud real estate investors (access required)

A Richmond woman and a Miami man have been charged with defrauding investors of $132 million in a scheme in which they allegedly misappropriated money they were supposed to be holding for the owners of investment property. Lara Coleman and ...

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