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It's not easy not having green (access required)

Fed up with the price of housing? Have you considered a discrimination complaint? One man has tried that tactic in U.S. District Court in Alexandria. Jama Abdi Liban has filed a federal Fair Housing Act complaint against the Loudoun County ...

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Turn Off the PandaCam (access required)

Thanks to The Washington Post for this one — by way of the Virginia Coalition for Open Government’s newsletter: A Post reporter asked to see the medical records of National Zoo giraffe Ryma, after she died this spring. The zoo ...

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Animals are people too (access required)

And while we’re discussing the privacy rights of animals, this item shows up: The New York State Bar Association is reaching advocacy out to a new constituency — critters. In what animal-rights groups call “an important precedent,” the lawyers have ...

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Fight for the right to light the night (access required)

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has deflected — so far — opposition to a proposed ordinance that would put strict limits on nighttime lighting. Promoters of the idea — based on model regulations by the International Dark Sky Association ...

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Blink this, pal (access required)

At first blush, this item looks like a dispatch from the land where everyone drives a VW microbus with a “Practice Random Acts of Kindness” bumper sticker. Well, it still looks that way, but it was datelined from Christiansburg, so ...

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That'll teach 'em (access required)

Rockingham County Sheriff Don Farley relishes the opportunity to save money for his jail. So Farley is requiring residents of the cross-bar hotel to buy their own packets of ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise and other condiments. During a trip to the ...

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Stop the presses! (access required)

And since we’re kind of on the topic of hot dogs, remember the old Armour jingle? Goes like this: “When man bites dog, it’s news, they say, But when kids bite dogs, they yell, ‘Hurray!'” Well, it’s happened. The first ...

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A day in the life (access required)

Number crunchers at the Supreme Court of Virginia have released the 2001 caseload review for the commonwealth’s court system. Available online at http://pacer.ca4. uscourts.gov/opinions/opinion.php, the 2001 Virginia State of the Judiciary Report compiles data from all court levels for the ...

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They know where you live (access required)

Plaintiff’s lawyers who tilt with insurance companies love to poke fun at their slogans — “You’re in good hands with Allstate,” or “Nationwide is on your side,” for example. But soon they might not have State Farm’s classic motto to ...

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Find the country song that's in here, somewhere (access required)

And finally, this is an item about trucks. Big trucks. Big trucks hauling who knows what, maybe toxic crud. They’re big and they’re rolling through our commonwealth on their way to, well, who knows where. Just think of Interstate 81 ...

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