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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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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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Governor proposes stimulus-related amendments

Gov. Tim Kaine is proposing amendments to legislation that would make sure that the state gets $125 million in unemployment money from the federal stimulus package. The state already has received $62.5 million as part of the unemployment modernization program ...

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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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Rubin named governor’s counselor

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has named Mark E. Rubin as counselor to the governor effective today. Rubin has served as senior advisor and deputy counselor to the governor since Kaine took office in 2005. He replaces Larry Roberts, who is ...

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