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Melvin appointed to Portsmouth bench

Gov. Tim Kaine appointed retiring Del. Ken Melvin, D-Portsmouth, today to the Portsmouth Circuit Court effective May 1. The appointment had been expected after the 12-term legislator announced his retirement earlier this year. Melvin, 56, is a sole practitioners specializing ...

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Stolle to run for sheriff

Sen. Kenneth W. Stolle will run for sheriff of Virginia Beach. In announcing his decision, Stolle told The Virginian-Pilot that he is “a cop at heart” and wants to return to law enforcement. Stolle, 54, was a Virginia Beach police ...

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Hall retires, gets ABC post

Del. Franklin P. Hall, D-Richmond, announced his retirement today after 34 years in the General Assembly, and Gov. Timothy M. Kaine promptly appointed him to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. Hall, 70, served as House minority leader from 2002-2008, ...

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Governor vetoes bills to expand death penalty

Gov. Tim Kaine has vetoed a handful of bills from this year’s General Assembly session aimed at increasing the scope of Virginia’s death penalty.  In particular, the governor has refused to sign legislation that would modify Virginia’s “triggerman” rule to ...

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Towey to run against Janis

Former State Crime Commission director James Towey will seek the Democratic nomination to run against Del. William R. Janis, R-Henrico. Towey is running on a platform of increasing transparency and putting constituents before party politics, reports the Richmond Times Dispatch. ...

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Assembly elects judges

The reappointment or election of 24 judges and two members of the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission was the last business of the 2009 General Assembly tonight. Both houses adjourned for the year about 8:45 p.m. after the reappointments and ...

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Fralin to retire from House

Del. William Fralin,  R-Roanoke, told fellow delegates today he will not run for re-election this fall.  Fralin has represented the Roanoke Valley for six years. As reported by The Roanoke Times, Fralin’s announcement on the House floor led to a ...

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Committee certifies judges

The House Courts of Justice Committee finally got to see this afternoon the judicial performance evaluations of the first five judges to go through the process and quickly certified them to the full House, which is expected to reappoint them ...

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Mims named AG

As expected, the General Assembly today elected former colleague William C. Mims attorney general. Mims served in the legislature from 1992 until former Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell named him his chief deputy in January 2006. McDonnell stepped down earlier ...

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