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AG to investigate school board election

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has appointed a panel to investigate a disputed school board election in Caroline County where the apparent winner is the secretary of the local Electoral Board. Other candidates in the special election for a school board ...

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AG to investigate school board election

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has appointed a panel to investigate a disputed school board election in Caroline County where the apparent winner is the secretary of the local Electoral Board. Other candidates in the special election for a school board ...

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Judges’ chambers threatened by renovation plan

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, reports no movement in his effort to derail a $51-million renovation project at the federal building in Roanoke, headquarters of the Western District federal courts. Goodlatte, who has criticized the project as wasteful and ill-planned, told ...

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Judges’ chambers threatened by renovation plan

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, reports no movement in his effort to derail a $51-million renovation project at the federal building in Roanoke, headquarters of the Western District federal courts. Goodlatte, who has criticized the project as wasteful and ill-planned, told ...

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‘Sleep-driving’ remains a difficult defense

Another attempt at the “Ambien zombie” defense has come to naught at the Virginia Court of Appeals. As we noted last month, some sleep-inducing drugs such as Ambien apparently can cause users to take to the streets while still in ...

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Court to try age-bias case based on ‘skills’ comment

An age-discrimination case based on a demand for “21st Century skills” is set for trial in Richmond federal court this month. The case turns on what a school superintendent meant when he justified replacing the school system’s 60-year-old chief public ...

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Habeeb to run for Griffith’s seat

Republicans have wasted little time throwing hats into rings after GOP state legislators were elected to Congress last week. Roanoke lawyer Greg Habeeb announces today he will run for the House of Delegates seat to be vacated by Rep.-elect Morgan ...

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What if your jury’s quarantined?

Just in time for flu season, the Supreme Court of Virginia has released its “Pandemic Influenza Bench Book for Virginia’s Court System.” It’s a 314-page prescription for dealing with an outbreak of infectious disease that could threaten the orderly operation ...

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Amusement industry watches ‘Internet Café’ case

A Roanoke County challenge to seizure of money and equipment from an “Internet parlor” has the attention of both the amusement industry and federal and state law enforcement officials. Represented by state Sen. John Edwards, Ronnie Bennett is suing the ...

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