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Allen, EPA spar over environmental actions (access required)

Gov. George Allen and federal environmental protection officials never have been on friendly terms, but in recent weeks their chilly relationship has escalated nearly to outright conflict. The Environmental Protection Agency has accused the Allen administration of drastically reducing enforcement ...

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Fairfax Bar wins award for outreach (access required)

The Fairfax Bar Association has been honored with a Crossroads Award by Volunteers of America Chesapeake Inc. The award was presented in recognition of the FBA’s outreach program at the Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter for the homeless. Rep. Thomas M. ...

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JLARC slams Dep't of Juvenile Justice (access required)

The state Department of Juvenile Justice places more emphasis on punishment than rehabilitation, even though 73 percent of young offenders are arrested again within three years, according to a legislative watchdog agency. The department also inadequately planned for the increasing ...

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Robertson may face contempt citation (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH–A judge has ordered Pat Robertson to explain why he should not be held in contempt of court for failing to turn over tax returns in a defamation lawsuit filed against him. The religious broadcaster must appear Nov. 22 ...

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Lacy Keynotes First Amendment Conference (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor HANOVER–Open trials are vital to the judicial system, according to Virginia Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth B. Lacy. Judges depend heavily on the confidence the public has in the justice system, and public faith in the ...

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