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Law firm honored for pro bono work (access required)

The Harrisonburg law firm of Hoover Penrod PLC is the winner of this year’s Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award. The firm was nominated for the award by John Whitfield, executive director of Blue Ridge Legal Services Inc., and ...

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McAuliffe announces money for new gun law

(AP) Three local sheriffs’ offices in Virginia are set to receive about $160,000 in federal funding in return for accepting firearms from people subject to permanent protective orders. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s announced the grants Monday, saying they would go to ...

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4th Circuit considers voter ID law

(AP) The Democratic Party of Virginia argued before a federal appeals court on Thursday that the court’s ruling blocking North Carolina’s voter identification law should also apply to Virginia’s, since Republican lawmakers in their state also sought to suppress voting ...

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