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House ends secrecy in committee votes

(AP) Advocates for government transparency are applauding the House of Delegates for ending its practice of allowing committees and subcommittees to kill legislation on unrecorded voice votes. In adopting rules for the legislative session that began Wednesday, the House voted ...

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Governor conditionally pardons 6

(AP) Gov. Terry McAuliffe has granted conditional pardons to six people serving what he termed excessive and unjust sentences. McAuliffe signed the pardons on Jan. 12, his final day in office. A statement from his office said the six are ...

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Alston nominated for federal judgeship (access required)

President Donald Trump has nominated Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr. for a U.S. district court judgeship in the Eastern District of Virginia. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Alston would succeed Judge Gerald Bruce Lee, who ...

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