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McAuliffe on $1.5B shortfall: ‘Tough decisions ahead’

(AP) Gov. Terry McAuliffe warned Virginia lawmakers Friday to brace for “tough decisions ahead” to address a roughly $1.5 billion budget shortfall driven largely by lower-than-expected income and sales tax collections. The state will help fill the gap with about ...

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Ex-Wailers members sue over use of band’s name

(AP) Former members of Jamaican reggae band The Wailers, which played alongside Bob Marley, are going to court to try to stop the group they left from performing under the same name. Aston “Family Man” Barrett and other ex-Wailers members ...

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German diplomat’s son petitioning for pardon

DILLWYN (AP) A German diplomat’s son convicted of murder is petitioning Gov. Terry McAuliffe for an “absolute pardon” and parole based largely on blood analysis. Jens Soering is serving two life terms for the 1985 slayings of his ex-girlfriend’s parents. ...

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Kombucha maker seeks public’s help to rename drink

(AP) A Virginia kombucha maker that has to rename its drink because of a trademark infringement lawsuit is asking for the public’s help. Afton-based company Conscious Cultures was sued by E. & J. Gallo Winery over the name of its ...

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Gay man fired from Catholic home files federal lawsuit

(AP) A Virginia man has filed a federal lawsuit against a Catholic diocese-owned assisted living home that he says fired him because he’s gay. John Murphy served as executive director of the Saint Francis Home for about a week before ...

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Complaint: Black students punished more harshly than whites

(AP) Black students and students with disabilities attending public schools in Virginia’s capital city are more severely and more frequently punished than their classmates, according to a complaint filed Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. ...

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Voting rights again restored for 13K felons

(AP) A defiant Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that he again restored the voting rights of about 13,000 felons who served their time after his previous attempt was thwarted by Republican lawmakers and the Supreme Court of Virginia. Virginia’s highest ...

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Camel bite brings $155k settlement

NATURAL BRIDGE (AP) A 10-year-old girl who was bitten by a camel at a safari park in Virginia will get a $155,000 settlement. Citing court documents, local media outlets reported last week that Madison Holland’s family reached a settlement with ...

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AG opposes exoneration in rape case

(AP) Virginia’s attorney general is opposing an effort to exonerate a man serving a 153-year prison sentence for a sexual assault more than two decades ago. The Innocence Project filed papers in the Supreme Court of Virginia in June arguing ...

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Jail video offers few answers on inmate death

PORTSMOUTH (AP) One year later, many questions loom about how a mentally ill man accused of stealing $5 worth of junk food died behind bars in Virginia. Security footage retained by the jail is unlikely to provide answers. The Hampton ...

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