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Dems appear to hold two Assembly seats

(AP) — Democratic Delegate Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. held a paper-thin lead Tuesday over Republican rival B. Wayne Coleman in a special election to succeed Lt. Gov.-elect Ralph Northam in the Virginia Senate. With more than 97 percent of the ...

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Judge lets Star Scientific suit go forward

(AP) — A federal judge is letting a lawsuit claiming Star Scientific misled investors move forward. U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney in Richmond denied the company’s motion to dismiss the suit Tuesday. The shareholder suit alleges that the dietary ...

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State lawmaker introduces mental health bills

(AP) — A Montgomery County lawmaker has proposed changes to Virginia’s laws on holding people involuntarily for evaluation and treatment in psychiatric emergencies. According to The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Republican Del. Joseph Yost has introduced bills to lengthen the deadlines of orders ...

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Hudson named chief deputy AG

(AP) — Virginia Attorney General-elect Mark Herring says Hampton city attorney Cynthia Hudson will serve as his chief deputy once he takes office on Jan. 11. Officials said Thursday that Hudson will oversee day-to-day legal operations of the attorney general’s office ...

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Obenshain concedes attorney general election

(AP) — Republican Mark Obenshain conceded the race for Virginia attorney general Wednesday as Democrat Mark Herring built an insurmountable lead in a recount, giving Democrats a top-of-the ticket sweep for the first time since 1989. “It’s been a vigorous and ...

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