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Legal aid office receives $100k grant

The Virginia Legal Aid Society has received a grant of $100,000 from the Obici Healthcare Foundation for VLAS’ Medical Access Project in the cities of Suffolk and Franklin and Isle of Wight and Southampton Counties, the VLAS reported. With the ...

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Wise named deputy commissioner

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has appointed D. Edward Wise Jr. as deputy commissioner at its Lebanon regional office, the commission said. Deputy Commissioner Wise will serve as an administrative law judge for evidentiary and on-the-record hearings under the Virginia ...

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Comp ADR program honored

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has received the inaugural “Innovation Award” by the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions for an ADR project. The commission was recognized for “Innovation and Automation of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Virginia,” an ...

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Dems seek to dump Va. felon voting ban

(AP) Some Virginia Democrats are pushing to end the state’s policy of barring felons from voting unless their rights have been restored by the governor. Del. Marcus Simon has introduced a proposal that would strip that language from the state’s ...

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