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Poverty Law Center hosts photographic exhibit (access required)

The Virginia Poverty Law Center will celebrate more than 30 years of advocacy on behalf of the state’s low-income residents at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on May 28. The event will mark the return of the photographic exhibit, ...

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Washington & Lee U gets book back, 145 years later (access required)

Washington and Lee University has a missing library book back on its shelves -– nearly 145 years after it was stolen by a Union soldier during the Civil War. The 1842 book, the first volume of W.F.P. Napier’s four-volume “History ...

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Virginia gets $4.6M to clean up underground tank leaks (access required)

The federal government has awarded $4.6 million in stimulus funding to Virginia to clean up leaks from underground petroleum storage tanks. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the funding April 8. The EPA says a total of $197 million is ...

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Capitol puts 50 new historic documents on display (access required)

WASHINGTON—The Capitol Visitor Center is putting 50 new historic documents on display just months after opening in December as the first stop for visitors to Congress. The documents on view beginning last Monday include the first draft of legislation declaring ...

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Circuit City seeks to sell brand and Web site (access required)

Circuit City Stores Inc. hopes to sell its brand, trademarks and e-commerce business to Systemax Inc., the same company that purchased electronics retailer CompUSA’s intellectual property when it closed in 2008. Richmond-based Circuit City, also a shuttered electronics retailer, has ...

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Virginia revenues continue to decline through March (access required)

State government tax collections continued to slide in March as unemployment deepened, eating into sales and income tax receipts, a new state report shows. March revenues declined by nearly 14 percent from the same month in 2008, according to last ...

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Fossella cuts plea, ending showdown over Intoxilyzer (access required)

An expected showdown over the accuracy of the Intoxilyzer 5000 breath alcohol machine was aborted last week when a former New York congressman folded his cards and pleaded guilty to drunken driving in Alexandria. Former Rep. Vito Fossella agreed to ...

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Ethics committee: Credit card payments still OK (access required)

The Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics has issued LEO 1848, which reaffirms that lawyers may ethically take credit card payments but warns of possible violations of federal truth-in-lending laws. Attorneys may absorb the transaction fees of 2 ...

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Dem operative prevails over McDonnell in b-ball picks (access required)

A Democrat paid to dig up dirt on Republicans already has one victory over the GOP’s apparent nominee for governor this year. Greg Scanlon, the Virginia Democratic Party’s research director, won the online college basketball bracket contest sponsored by Bob ...

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Man seeks charges against funeral home for handling of body (access required)

FAIRFAX—A man who says his father’s body was left for months to rot in the garage of a funeral home when he was supposed to be buried with military honors is asking for a criminal investigation. Richard Morgan Jr. of ...

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