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Marijuana debate carries host of issues

VIRGINIA BEACH – “People have been debating marijuana legalization for years in dorm rooms and dinner parties,” observed one of the participants in a Virginia State Bar seminar Friday. That debate got down to details during the two-hour session that ...

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3 sentenced on federal fraud, kickback counts

ABINGDON (AP) Three people have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a fraud scheme involving a southwest Virginia utility authority. The defendants sentenced Thursday included two former vice presidents at the Bristol Virginia Utilities Authority and a ...

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Bar trips could get high court scrutiny

VIRGINIA BEACH — The Supreme Court of Virginia will review recommendations from a study panel considering the future of overseas legal seminars organized by the Virginia State Bar. The study – now underway – was sparked by criticism arising from ...

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