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McAuliffe, Republicans to announce deal on guns

(AP) Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers have reached a deal that strengthens some gun control measures while reversing a policy that would have invalidated concealed handgun permits in Virginia held by residents of 25 other states. McAuliffe spokesman ...

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GateHouse taps Reinebach to lead Dolan Publishing

PITTSFORD, NY– GateHouse Media LLC has named Adam Reinebach to serve as CEO and president of the company’s recently acquired business-to-business publishing unit, Dolan Publishing. Dolan, the owner of Virginia Lawyers Weekly and 38 other print and online publications, is ...

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4th Circuit considers transgender restroom dispute

(AP) Public schools and courts across the country will be closely watching a Virginia case for guidance on restroom policies about gender and gender identity, a lawyer for a transgender teenager said Wednesday after a hearing before a Richmond-based federal ...

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Richmond attorney to seek GOP AG nomination

(AP) The fight over who gets to be the Republican nominee in the 2017 Virginia attorney general race is ramping up. Richmond attorney John Adams told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he would announce his plans to run for the ...

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Delegates to interview both Roush and Alston (access required)

The General Assembly could vote Thursday on who will fill a seat on the Supreme Court of Virginia for a 12-year term. The proposal for a Thursday vote emerged from the House of Delegates Tuesday. The Senate has yet to ...

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Snow still affecting some courts

The snow continues to disrupt some court schedules in Virginia. The list of state courts that are closed or opening late Tuesday, Jan. 26, is here. The Alexandria U.S. District courthouse is closed Tuesday. The Alexandria division of the U.S. ...

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Many seek Roanoke Valley judgeship (access required)

A growing field of candidates has asked for the endorsement of Roanoke area attorneys for a general district judgeship expected to be vacated during this General Assembly session. The seat would be open on the Assembly’s expected selection of current ...

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Judge fights federal subpoena in wife’s case (access required)

A Bristol juvenile and domestic relations judge objects to being called as a witness against his wife as she faces trial on federal corruption charges. Kurt J. Pomrenke – a J&DR judge since 2013 – claims a common law privilege ...

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Snowstorm affects Monday court schedules in Virginia

Lingering snow is affecting court schedules throughout Virginia for Monday, Jan. 25. The administrative offices of the Supreme Court of Virginia are closed Monday. A list of other state court closings is posted here. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Severance sentenced to life for 3 Alexandria murders

FAIRFAX (AP) A convicted serial killer was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for the slayings of three prominent Alexandria residents over the course of a decade as part of a grudge against the city’s elite. Charles Severance, 55, of ...

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