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No more steak: Wining and dining of pols down in Va.

(AP) Prior to the corruption scandal involving former Gov. Bob McDonnell, lobbyists spent nearly $20,000 at Morton’s Steakhouse during the 2013 legislative session. Two years later, that number fell to $3,200. A similar phenomenon occurred at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, where ...

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Fredericksburg man gets 65-month investment fraud sentence (access required)

(AP) A Fredericksburg man was sentenced Monday to more than five years in prison for misappropriating millions of dollars from people who thought they were investing in an office park. Instead of putting money into the project and giving investors ...

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Woman gets jury win in FMLA case

A woman who claimed she was fired by email after asking for time off under the Family Medical Leave Act won two favorable verdicts from a Roanoke federal jury last week. The jury win closely followed a judge’s ruling that ...

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Federal appeals court upholds McDonnell’s convictions

(AP) A federal appeals panel upheld former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s public corruption convictions Friday, rejecting his claim that he only extended routine political courtesies to a wealthy businessman who showered him and his family with expensive gifts and five-figure loans. ...

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4th Circuit revives Virginia inmate’s religion claims

(AP) A federal appeals court has revived a Virginia inmate’s lawsuit claiming prison officials violated his religious rights. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Court of Appeals unanimously ruled Thursday that the dismissal of Jesus Emmanuel Jehovah’s complaint was ...

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Southern heritage group seeks to keep Va. Confederate plates

(AP) A Southern heritage group said Thursday that it will oppose Virginia’s move to banish the image of the Confederate battle flag from state license plates. The Virginia division and the national leadership of the Sons of Confederate Veterans said ...

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County school board defends transgender bathroom policy

(AP) A Virginia school board says its policy prohibiting a transgender student from using the boys’ restrooms is not discriminatory and was not enacted to stigmatize or embarrass the teenager. The Gloucester County School Board defended its policy this week ...

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Claims in products case should go to jury

Three workers injured in a 2010 explosion while cleaning up aluminum dust in a Blacksburg auto-parts plant will get a chance to take their claims to a jury after a federal appeals court reversed summary judgment for the defendants. A ...

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Wise County offers drone law program

A  legal seminar on “Drone and Space Law: Let’s Fly Wisely” will be presented July 15 at the Inn at Wise in Wise, Virginia. The seminar is designed to inform the legal community about space and drone regulations at the ...

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GOP delegate defends 2011 state House redistricting

ALEXANDRIA (AP) The chief architect of a Republican legislative redistricting plan said Wednesday that race was just one of many factors used to redraw boundaries in Virginia’s House of Delegates, disputing claims that the redistricting sought at all costs to ...

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