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Virginia Coalition: The battle is not over

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Virginia Coalition fundraiser at VIR Hank Humphreys (left) listens as a pair of volunteers tries to interest him in a raffle ticket during the Virginia Coalition fundraiser at Virginia International Raceway. (Doug Ford/Gazette-Virginian)A half-life of a uranium isotope is defined as the time taken for it to decay to half of its original amount of radioactivity, with some of half-lives amounting to hundreds of thousands of years.

The Virginia Coalition and its supporters, however, know the time is now for ensuring the ban on uranium mining in Virginia is kept in place, and that message of urgency was made clear at a Virginia Coalition fundraising event held at Virginia International Raceway on Friday.

The crowd of hundreds included Delegate James Edmunds (R-60th District) and Senator Frank Ruff Jr. (R-15th District), elected officials from the towns of Halifax and South Boston, area business owners, professionals and others who realize the battle to keep the ban is ongoing, despite a victory in the Virginia General Assembly last year.

"There's no other issue as important to this area as keeping the ban," said Edmunds.

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Notes from June 28, 2013

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Happy Fourth of July!

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HALIFAX:

On July 1, a number of new laws take effect in Virginia. This year, 2,575 bills and resolutions were introduced in the General Assembly. Only 31 percent of those bills were signed into law. For a listing of some of the new legislation, please see http://dls.virginia.gov/pubs/IDC/IDC13.pdf.

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