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Bill introduced to extend E-Verify program to 2014 (access required)

A bill has been introduced that would extend the E-Verify program until Sept. 30, 2014. The “Employee Verification Amendment Act of 2009” (H.R. 2679) also calls for a GAO study on error rates and cost impact on small businesses. E-Verify, ...

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VBA establishes Shepherd award for children’s advocacy (access required)

Andrew K. Block Jr., legal director of the JustChildren Program of the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville, will receive the first Robert E. Shepherd Jr. award for excellence in advocacy for children. The Virginia Bar Association is establishing the ...

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Roanoke Bar names scholarship winners (access required)

The Roanoke Bar Association Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2009 James N. Kincanon Scholarships, which will be awarded on June 9 at the annual meeting of the Roanoke Bar Association. The 2009 recipients are: • Brian Hugh Burks, ...

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Judge says privacy advocate can post SS numbers on site (access required)

A federal judge has ruled that privacy advocate B.J. Ostergren may post on her Web site Social Security account numbers that she obtains from state court Web sites. U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne barred the state from enforcing a ...

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Kaine taps Cunningham, Burgess for circuit seats (access required)

Gov. Tim Kaine has elevated two lower court judges to fill circuit seats in Southside and in Chesterfield County and Colonial Heights. Kaine appointed Chesterfield Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Judge Harold W. Burgess Jr. to replace Judge Cleo E. ...

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Health Department begins testing 44 state beaches (access required)

The Virginia Department of Health has kicked off its annual water-quality testing program at 44 state beaches. Local health department employees are going out weekly to check whether it’s safe to swim in waters off the beaches along 70 miles ...

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$2.3M, 16M cigarettes basis for smuggling plea (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—A New Jersey man pleaded guilty last week to smuggling nearly 16 million cigarettes he bought from undercover federal agents in Virginia to sell in New York and New Jersey. Mark A. Frondelli, 48, of Parlin, N.J., admitted as part ...

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Navy helps Virginia Beach buy land near Oceana base (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—The Navy is spending $3.8 million to help buy land near Oceana Naval Air Station and prevent the base from moving elsewhere. The amount covers slightly less than half of what it’s costing Virginia Beach to acquire the 213 ...

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Archivist gets treasure trove of Massive Resistance files (access required)

NORFOLK—A year ago, Sonia Yaco got the call that archivists likely might dream about: We have boxes of old documents and don’t know what to do with them. Would Old Dominion University like them? The boxes contained original letters related ...

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