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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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In need or a scam? Video sparks debate over panhandlers
May 29,2017

A video of a woman seeking handouts at an intersection in Henrico County has sparked a national debate over whether panhandlers’ pleas for help can be trusted.

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New law will expand business development sites
May 29,2017

The commonwealth, and especially its rural areas, may get an economic boost under legislation signed into law this week by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. At a ceremony with the legislation's sponsors and the

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Political parties at odds over voter ID laws
May 17,2017

Voter identification laws are a hot issue in Virginia and across the country. Republicans say such laws combat voter fraud, which they insist is widespread. Democrats say the laws discourage




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