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Author Archives: The Associated Press

Government urges Supreme Court to hear uranium mining case

CHATHAM (AP) The federal government has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a lawsuit over Virginia’s ban on uranium mining. Attorneys for the Department of Justice and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission filed a brief with the high court ...

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Judge questions terror convictions after high court ruling

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A federal judge is weighing whether to toss out some counts of convictions in four terrorism cases after a Supreme Court ruling struck down a similarly worded law this week. The Supreme Court on April 17 struck down ...

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State to receive nearly $10M to fight opioid crisis

(AP) Virginia will receive nearly $10 million in federal grant money to help combat the opioid crisis. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced April 19 its second year of funding through the Opioid State Targeted Response program. ...

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Lawyers: Accusations against challenged voters are not libel

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) A lawsuit by voters who say they were libeled should be dismissed, according to a Virginia law firm and an affiliated group that helped former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory defeat a last-ditch campaign to disqualify votes ...

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Woman gets 10 years for stealing inmate identities

NORFOLK (AP) A Norfolk woman has been sentenced to 10 years and nine months in prison for fraud schemes including one that stole inmate identities. 50-year-old Teresa Gallop was sentenced April 18 for two fraud schemes she started within a ...

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House passes Medicaid expansion, sends to Senate

(AP) The Virginia House of Delegates has approved a state budget that would expand Medicaid eligibility to about 400,000 low-income adults. The Republican-led House approved the state spending plan April 17 with bipartisan support, but the measure still has to ...

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Re-entry program cuts recidivism rate

(AP) Over the past 14 years, Richard Walker went from dodging incarceration to running a volunteer organization aimed at helping other ex-offenders stay clean and out of prison. The efforts of groups like his are one reason Virginia has the ...

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Man charged with threatening congressman

ABINGDON (AP) Federal authorities have charged a California man with threatening a Virginia congressman in Facebook posts. Authorities say 28-year-old Eun Soo Lee of Cypress, California was arrested Thursday in California and charged with threatening Republican Rep. Tom Garrett of ...

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Group hopes to reduce high eviction rates in Virginia

(AP) Legal aid attorneys and affordable housing advocates from across Virginia have formed a coalition to try to figure out why Richmond and several other cities in the state have some of the highest eviction rates in the country. The ...

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Medicaid expansion still unresolved in General Assembly

(AP) Virginia lawmakers briefly returned to the Capitol on Wednesday to kick off a new round of negotiations over whether to expand Medicaid. But there was little actual movement on the issue, or any sign of when there might be ...

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