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Oversight hampered by privacy laws in abuse cases

The death of a Virginia teenager highlights inconsistent rules on releasing information about child abuse investigations, according to The Washington Post. Despite a report a neighbor made to the Prince William County’s Department of Social Services that 13-year-old Lexie Agyepong-Glover ...

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Briefing underway in rail lawsuit

The lawsuit to block a proposed rail transfer facility in Montgomery County could be heard by September. The Roanoke Times reports that the county is trying to block the project, arguing that Virginia’s constitution forbids state funding of private railroad ...

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Congressman meets with drywall victims

Rep. Glenn Nye, D-Norfolk, toured a home affected by Chinese drywall this past Saturday. The Nguyens have been displaced from thier home in the Little Neck area of Virginia Beach after suffering various health problems due to exposure to the ...

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Military training facility is scratched

A Shenandoah County landowner has withdrawn his request for permission to build a private military-style training facility in the rural county. This tactical retreat spelled victory for the local grassroots organization fighting against the development. But the Daily News Record reports ...

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