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Virginia News Headlines: Wednesday Morning

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Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, April 30.

*Justices Back Rule Limiting Coal Pollution

*Federal Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Law Requiring Photo ID at Polls

*Sterling has limited options after NBA exile

*AG Mark Herring’s letter on tuition

*Reaction varied to AG Herring’s in-state tuition guidance

*Herring stiff-arms political future, Medicaid queries (“He was similarly evasive when another reporter asked if he’s advised Gov. Terry McAuliffe on options to keep Virginia running if the state ends this budget cycle June 30 without a new two-year spending plan in place.”)

*Va. Rep. Griffith introduces federal ‘Legitimate Use of Medicinal Marijuana Act’ (For once I agree with this science-denying nut?)

*Va. AG declares ‘dreamers’ eligible for in-state tuition

*Virginia is making college a reality for some undocumented immigrants (Message: Elections MATTER!)

*Comstock’s primary win sets up showdown with Foust

*Our view: A half-hearted swing at SOLs (“…instead of taking the nearly $3 million in savings and applying it to efforts to develop better testing methods, lawmakers simply cut the funding. Doing so undercut a state reform effort to improve SOL online testing with computer adaptive tests.”)

*Schapiro: Gillespie’s Warner-like ways

*4-pound tumor removed from Haitian girl’s face in Norfolk

*Many of Virginia’s historic sites are in jeopardy, preservation group warns

*Reasonable terms on rail extension for now (“Taking light rail to Rosemont Road still makes the most sense for the city’s redevelopment goals, and from a practical perspective. Town Center as a terminus would introduce new traffic into a place that struggles to handle the cars it attracts now.”)

*Danville set to hire attorney to pursue coal ash cleanup

*Wall dominates as Wizards clinch (“Washington celebrates its first playoffs series victory since 2005, with almost a third of the points coming from John Wall.”)

*Foul weather lineup includes heavy rain, storms, and maybe a tornado, too

  • Mallsus2

     any time the word “legitimate” comes out of the Republicans mouth that many times it throws up red flags. the quote “real drug companies and real pharmacists to use marijuana for legitimate medical reasons for real patients” scares me. If there is a continued federal restriction on growing your own, this bill will be nothing more than a giveaway to big pharma…I guess it comes down to defining the words “legitimate” and “real”