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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) New numbers show more workplace injuries and illnesses were reported in Virginia from those in government jobs than in the private sector in 2008. According to a state report, 97,900 workers were injured or became ill on the job. That's down from 104,200 in the previous year.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Next week will mark a decade that at least eight Rastafarian inmates have been held in segregation in Virginia prisons for refusing to cut their hair. Virginia Department of Corrections policy requires men to cut their hair above the shirt collar.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) An effort to find a Virginia Tech student who vanished while at a Metallica concert is turning to holiday parades to publicize the search. Police say 20-year-old Morgan Harrington became separated from friends after she left the concert arena in Charlottesville on Oct. 17.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Some Virginia localities are getting designated as "enterprise zones" in the hopes of growing local economies. Gov. Tim Kaine on Monday announced four Virginia Enterprise Zone designations for Portsmouth, Staunton, Prince George County, and a joint zone in Southampton County and the city of Franklin.

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