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New law lets schools help diabetic students
Jun 02,2017

Virginia students afflicted by diabetes may receive additional support in schools thanks to a new state law. Senate Bill 1116, which takes effect July 1, will allow school nurses

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New laws seek to enhance driver safety
May 31,2017

In 2015, a driver with severe vision problems hit and killed a bicyclist in Hanover County. The motorist was "basically legally blind," recalled Del. Hyland "Buddy" Fowler, who represents the


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State will help clean up historic black cemeteries
May 31,2017

Hollywood Cemetery flaunts pristine iron gates, beautiful mausoleums and monuments, and majestic views of the James River. This gorgeous scenery is sorely lacking at two other historic

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Law updates vision screenings in schools
May 31,2017

If students can’t see well, they can’t learn well. So Virginia has adopted a new state law to improve student vision screenings. The law will allow schools to partner with nonprofit groups and use digital


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Reporters provide insights from 'Behind the Bylines'
May 31,2017

An anonymous tip about a death in a Virginia jail brought out the best in Richmond Times-Dispatch enterprise reporters Katy Burnell Evans and Sarah Kleiner.

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New law paves way for delivery robots
May 29,2017

Having your groceries delivered by a robot sounds like something out of The Jetsons, but that prospect is not as futuristic as you may think. For the second year in a row, the Virginia General Assembly

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Schools must test for lead in water
May 29,2017

With the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, safe drinking water is a high priority nationwide, especially for children. Beginning July 1, schools in Virginia will be required to test their potable water for lead.

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Planned Parenthood honors Gov. McAuliffe with award
May 29,2017

The Virginia League of Planned Parenthood honored Gov. Terry McAuliffe this week for supporting reproductive rights and vetoing legislation that would have defunded the nonprofit organization.




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