Archive for January 2011

Panel OKs Crackdown on Illegal Immigrants

On party-line votes in a packed hearing room, a House subcommittee has endorsed a legislative package that Republicans said will curb illegal immigration but opponents said may unfairly punish undocumented residents and promote discrimination.

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Shops May Be Taking a Chance

Is it an online gambling operation or a cyber-café? That’s the question surrounding the Internet Shoppees in Amelia Bottom and the Village Square Shopping Center. Law enforcement officials have raided similar businesses in Roanoke, Virginia Beach, Pittsylvania County and Farmville, and state legislators are considering whether to explicitly outlaw such operations.

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Alleghany May Merge With Covington

The Senate is considering a series of bills that would allow Alleghany County and the city of Covington to merge into a new city called Alleghany Highlands. Senate Bills 899, 900 and 901 would let the two localities consolidate and provide a charter for the new city.

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7 More Groups Endorse Roads Plan

The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors and the Apartment & Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington have endorsed Gov. Bob McDonnell’s plan for funding more than $4 billion in road, rail and other transportation projects across the state.

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Core of the Problem: Defining Cider

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet; but when it comes to cider, a name’s regional meaning could determine whether the product gets regulated by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

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Gay Rights Group Lobbies For Equality

At least 75 members of Equality Virginia, the state’s foremost gay rights organization, gathered Wednesday at the Library of Virginia for the group’s annual Lobby Day. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and heterosexual men and women from all over Virginia participated.

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Tech Survivors Rally for Gun Control

Virginia Tech survivor Colin Goddard and others gathered in Richmond this week to share their thoughts about gun violence as “Living for 32” — a documentary about the Tech massacre — was screened at the YWCA.

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