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News Minute: Here is the latest Virginia news from The Associated Press

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says more friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed in support of a massive restoration of the estuary. The leading advocate for the bay's cleanup says one amicus brief has been filed by several cities, including New York, Baltimore, Los Angeles and San Francisco. A second was filed by Florida conservation groups.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia lawmakers return to Richmond to consider Gov. Terry McAuliffe's changes to the General Assembly's 2014 legislation. Legislators will consider McAuliffe's vetoes and proposed changes to several dozen pieces of legislation during a one-day session today.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Department of Forestry has issued a fire weather watch for the entire state. The advisory issued today signals an increased threat of wildfires.

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) - Police plan a one-day traffic safety enforcement blitz during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. The Virginia State Police and the Frederick County Sheriff's Office are stepping up patrols on the county's highways Monday. The Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester begins Friday and continues through May 4.

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