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A very cold case

A shrinking lake has produced evidence of a death that may have occurred more than 80 years ago. Mountain Lake, the centerpiece of the celebrated Mountain Lake Resort, is one of only two natural lakes in Virginia.  Estimated to be ...

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Going Green (access required)

Local lawmakers – whether in the congested suburbs of major urban centers or in smaller communities around the country – have embraced green building standards. Those standards are exemplified, if not defined outright, by the LEED criteria adopted by the ...

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McDonnell, top deputies take a pay cut (access required)

The Virginia Attorney General’s office is not waiting for the budget ax to fall from Gov. Tim Kaine’s office before cutting spending. Reacting to warnings of state agency cuts, Attorney General Bob McDonnell and nine of his top deputies are ...

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Appel is honored by state treasurers group (access required)

Arlington County lawyer Kevin R. Appel has been honored for more than 20 years of providing legal advice to Virginia treasurers. Appel was awarded the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia 2008 President’s Award at the group’s annual conference in Williamsburg. Appel ...

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Sales named to professionalism program

Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. has selected Richmond City Attorney Norman Sales to serve as a faculty member of the Virginia State Bar Professionalism Program, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The bar’s professionalism course is mandatory for all ...

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Grits for the Brits

Those British writers must find us Virginians terribly amusing.  And when we’re not, they are not above making us amusing. Take this article about Barack Obama that appeared today on the website of the British tabloid The Independent.  With a ...

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Belt tightening at the AG’s office

Some high level state employees are already feeling the pinch of the unexpected decline in state revenues announced this week.  A spokesman for Attorney General Bob McDonnell confirms a report that each of the top ten lawyers at the AG’s ...

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