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Fishwick endorsed for U.S. attorney

Virginia’s two U.S. senators have endorsed Roanoke lawyer John P. Fishwick for the post of U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia. The senators’ recommendation comes in a May 5 letter to President Barack Obama, who would make the ...

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AG Herring: Localities have say over fracking

(AP)  Localities can prohibit or regulate a drilling process called hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas, Virginia’s attorney general wrote in an advisory opinion. Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the nonbinding opinion at the request of Sen. Richard H. ...

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