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State revenues surge, but too late to aid budget

RICHMOND (AP) Virginia tax revenues surged last month, but Gov. Terry McAuliffe cautioned against assuming that the state’s recent revenue swoon is over. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports McAuliffe announced Monday that revenues rose 7.4 percent in January over the previous ...

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Virginia judge grants injunction against Trump travel ban

McLEAN (AP) A federal judge Monday granted a preliminary injunction barring the Trump administration from implementing its travel ban in Virginia, adding another judicial ruling to those already in place challenging the ban’s constitutionality.The ruling is significant from a legal ...

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GMU students seek access to grant records

FAIRFAX (AP) A group of George Mason University students is suing the school and its nonprofit foundation to seek details of grant agreements tied to billionaire donor Charles Koch and others. The lawsuit filed Thursday in Fairfax County seeks donor ...

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Morrissey sues Wilder over slavery museum legal fees

RICHMOND (AP) Former Del. Joseph Morrissey’s law firm is suing former Gov. Douglas Wilder and his National Slavery Museum, alleging they didn’t pay $130,000 in legal fees. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the suit, seeking $1.45 million, was filed last ...

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Judge removes bar on releasing officer’s name

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A judge is no longer barring Fairfax County police from releasing the name of an officer who fatally shot a man following a standoff in Herndon. A hearing on the issue had been scheduled for Thursday in Alexandria ...

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Ex-mayor in meth-for-sex sting no longer fighting charge

FAIRFAX (AP) The former mayor of the city of Fairfax, a suburban Virginia community near Washington, is no longer fighting a criminal charge that he tried to trade drugs for sex last year. R. Scott Silverthorne waived his right to ...

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GOP moves to fire watchdog over inmate death case

(AP) Virginia Republicans moved Wednesday to effectively fire the state’s top watchdog, citing her handing of an investigation into the 2015 death of a mentally ill inmate who was jailed for stealing $5 worth of junk food. The GOP-controlled House ...

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Judge allows pipeline surveys to proceed

LOVINGSTON (AP) A judge has ruled against 29 Nelson County landowners who were seeking to keep Atlantic Coast Pipeline surveyors off their property. The Nelson County Times reports Circuit Judge Michael Garrett issued his decision after hours of arguments Monday. ...

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Judge bars police from identifying officer in fatal shooting

HERNDON (AP) A federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order barring Fairfax County police from publicly identifying an officer involved in a fatal shooting. Court documents show the judge in U.S. District Court in Alexandria granted the order Monday ...

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Senate approves liability for sanctuary cities

(AP) Virginia communities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities could be sued over crimes committed by people living in the country illegally under a measure the state Senate approved Monday. The bill designed to crack down on so-called sanctuary ...

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