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Cuccinelli on public prayer: follow the 4th Circuit

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says there are two ways local governments can meet the prevailing legal standard for prayer at government meetings. In an opinion letter arising from the dispute over Christian prayers at Pittsylvania County meetings, Cuccinelli said ...

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County backs down, allows spiritual center

With a civil liberties lawsuit hanging over their head, Grayson County leaders reversed themselves and agreed this week to permit a “Peace Pentagon” spiritual center in the rural community. The county’s board of supervisors granted a special use permit for ...

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Sheriff faces lawsuit over Memorial Day killing

The Memorial Day murder of a deputy’s ex-wife has led to a $20-million wrongful death lawsuit against Franklin County Sheriff Ewell Hunt. Former deputy Jonathan Agee, 32, is accused of gunning down his ex-wife Jennifer in Roanoke City and later ...

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Gloucester prosecutor apologizes to supervisors, won’t seek reelection

Gloucester County Commonwealth’s Attorney Bob Hicks issued a formal apology today to four current or former county supervisors who have sued him for libel. Hicks also announced that he will not seek reelection to a post that he has held ...

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Lawsuit could lead to explanation for no-show worker

The Norfolk Community Services Board has sued to recover money it spent on salary and benefits for an employee who was allowed to stay at home for 12 years. By naming as defendants the suspended-with-pay worker and four former staffers ...

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Bill would give whistleblower protection for state workers

Del. Bill Janis, R-Glen Allen, wants to undo a Virginia Supreme Court decision barring state and local government workers from some protections of the state whistleblower law. Janis has prefiled legislation for the 2011 General Assembly to provide relief for ...

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Front Royal sued for $30 million

Two Northern Virginia businessmen and their fledgling solar energy business have filed a defamation lawsuit against the town of Front Royal and three of its leaders alleging they were defamed by allegations of bribery. The lawsuit by Donald Poe and ...

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