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New candidate emerges to challenge Griffith

Radford University religion professor Carter Turner today announced his bid to unseat House majority leader Morgan Griffith, R-Salem. Turner replaces Ginny Weisz as the Democrat on the ballot. Weisz withdrew from the race last week. The Roanoke Times notes Turner’s ...

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Criminal law subcommittee to meet Aug. 7

The criminal law subcommittee of the House Courts of Justice Committee will meet Aug. 7 to discuss legislation that will be considered at the Aug. 19 special session of the General Assembly to address Melendez-Diaz v. Massachuetts. That case, decided ...

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Restitution bill aimed for special session

Sen. Ken Stolle hopes the General Assembly next month will consider approving restitution for a man wrongly imprisoned for 22 years. Arthur Whitfield, released from prison almost five years ago, has since struggled with health issues, employment and finances. According ...

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Kaine calls special session for Aug. 19

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine this morning called a special session of the legislature for Aug. 19 to address the problems created by Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts. Mark Rubin, counsel to the governor, said, “A legislative fix doesn’t cure the problem, but ...

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Groups declare victory

Three Virginia-based free speech groups have filed for dismissal of their federal court challenge to the Virginia Board of Elections’ ban on wearing political messages in polling places. In a joint press release, The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection ...

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Groups declare victory

Three Virginia-based free speech groups have filed for dismissal of their federal court challenge to the Virginia Board of Elections’ ban on wearing political messages in polling places. In a joint press release, The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection ...

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Will smoking ban extinguish the hookah lounge?

Hookah lounges – where customers use water pipes to smoke flavored tobacco – could face extinction with Virginia’s new smoking ban, owners tell the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The smoking dens, operated out of restaurants, apparently are popular with students and Middle ...

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