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Culpeper consolidation effort rejected

Circuit Judge Jack Berry dismissed petitions that sought to consolidate the town of Culpeper with Culpeper County. The Culpeper Star-Exponent reports that the consolidation petitions, endorsed by 992 town voters, were improperly filed. “I am in favor of the judge’s ...

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ACLU opposes panhandling restrictions

The ACLU of Virginia is asking Richmond leaders to drop a proposal to ban curbside solicitation of motorists.  According to the group’s news release, a Richmond public safety committee is recommending an ordinance to outlaw panhandlers from approaching people in ...

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Countrywide settlement announced

Virginia homeowners will get a $212.8 million piece of the $8.4 billion in home loan and foreclosure relief that Countrywide Financial Corp. is providing to stave off consumer protection complaints. In a press release today, Attorney General Bob McDonnell announced ...

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