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Perriello wins, again

The recount court has proclaimed Democratic challenger Tom Perriello the victor over Republican incumbent Virgil Goode in the recount of the vote in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. “Having determined that Tom S. Perriello has received the highest number of votes, ...

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1,100 state workers to get the ax?

The Washington Post is reporting that Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine will propose layoffs for 1,100 state employees and a 30-cent increase in the cigarette tax to balance the state budget.  Another 700 vacant state jobs would not be filled ...

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GOP to end subcommittee secrecy

Virginia Republican legislators yesterday emerged from a closed door meeting to announce a little extra sunlight for the upcoming General Assembly session.  According to this Washington Post blog, GOP lawmakers have agreed to end the practice of killing bills in ...

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Woman arrested for McCain T-shirt

After three free expression advocacy groups filed a civil suit to overturn Virginia’s campaign button ban on behalf of two Obama supporters, now comes word that a voter in Madison County actually was arrested and charged after refusing to cover ...

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Bank can’t be tagged for handling escrow (access required)

In a sign of tough times for the real estate development market, investors in a multi-story lakefront condo project are battling with the bank that paid out their investment money to now-bankrupt developers. The disappointed investors who thought they had ...

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If only I’d let it be…

That must be what a Christiansburg woman has been thinking for the past seven months. Here’s a lady who gets a parking ticket at a middle school for parking in the bus lanes.  Obviously displeased about the ticket, she yells ...

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If only I’d let it be…

That must be what a Christiansburg woman has been thinking for the past seven months. Here’s a lady who gets a parking ticket at a middle school for parking in the bus lanes.  Obviously displeased about the ticket, she yells ...

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Did she see it coming?

One of my memorable legal experiences was helping to sue a small-town psychic.  Imagine my surprise, a dozen years later, to learn that “Miss Stella” has become a well-known psychic scammer on both coasts. I hadn’t given “Miss Stella” a ...

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