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Beltway project to eliminate Northern Virginia green spaces (access required)

ANNANDALE—Along Americana Drive in Annandale, well-maintained apartment complexes are nestled in lush, dense woods. Swimming pools and tennis courts are connected by a network of paved footpaths. Depending on the spot, the roar of the Capital Beltway can sound like ...

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Daily Progress to shut plant, print newspapers in Richmond (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE—Twenty-five pressroom and mailroom jobs are being eliminated at The Daily Progress, leaving the Charlottesville newspaper with about 95 employees. The paper is shifting the printing and packaging of its 30,000-circulation daily and Sunday newspaper to the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Hanover ...

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Vick files for Chapter 11 to stave off arbitration winner (access required)

Imprisoned quarterback Michael Vick filed for bankruptcy protection last week while serving time for federal dogfighting charges, saying he owes between $10 million and $50 million to creditors. Vick filed Chapter 11 papers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newport News.. ...

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GMU, IP firm to sponsor symposium on patent law (access required)

The George Mason University law school and the intellectual property firm of Banner & Witcoff Ltd. will present their seventh annual symposium on hot topics in patent law at the FDIC Virginia Square Seidman Center in Arlington on July 21. ...

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Higher waiver available for juvenile court attorneys (access required)

As of July 1, court-appointed lawyers who defend juveniles in serious felony cases can receive an additional $650 for that representation. Before legislation sponsored by Sen. Kenneth W. Stolle, R-Virginia Beach, and Del. Christopher K. Peace, R-Hanover, passed in this ...

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Catholic leaders apologize for teen abortion mix-up (access required)

Catholic leaders in Richmond are apologizing after a mix-up enabled a 16-year-old illegal immigrant in a Catholic charity’s care to get an abortion with help from charity staffers. Richmond Diocese Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo issued a statement in last week’s ...

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APCO to SCC: Let customers decide on renewable resources (access required)

Appalachian Power wants to give its Virginia customers the option of choosing renewable sources for their energy needs. The subsidiary of American Electric Power asked the Virginia State Corporation Commission on Tuesday to approve a billing option that would allow ...

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U.Va. demographers say one in 10 here foreign-born (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE—Demographers at the University of Virginia say that one in 10 Virginians is foreign-born. The latest study by U.Va.’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service notes that new arrivals account for one-fourth of Virginia’s population growth since 2000. In 2006, ...

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Lawyers to high court: Please halt execution (access required)

Lawyers for a Virginia man set to die this week for killing his 79-year-old neighbor have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his execution. Kent Jermaine Jackson, 26, is scheduled to die by lethal injection July 10 for the ...

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W&L professor brings fraud suit against Virginia Lottery (access required)

Washington and Lee University professor Scott Hoover has sued the state over what he says was fraud in sales of scratch-off lottery tickets. Scott Hoover alleges in the suit filed in Richmond Circuit Court by Roanoke attorney John Fishwick, that ...

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