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Virginia Sees Population Booms and Big Declines
Feb 05,2019

So far this decade, Virginia has grown — and shrunk — in population. Seventy of the state’s 133 cities and counties gained population between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2018, according to data released this week

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House OKs Letting Parents Review School Materials
Feb 05,2019

Thirteen Democratic delegates split from bipartisan support of a House bill that allows parents to review anti-bullying or suicide prevention materials at their children's school that may include


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Legislators Shift Gears to Test Drive 'Green' Vehicles
Jan 31,2019

Midway through this bustling General Assembly session, legislators shifted gears from cruising through bills to testing out electric vehicles on Conservation Lobby Day.

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Legislative Proposals Address Costs of College
Jan 31,2019

Since 2007, tuition at Virginia's public colleges and universities has increased an average of 80 percent, with schools like Virginia Commonwealth University and the College of William


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Bills Expanding Driving Privileges Die in Committees
Jan 31,2019

All four bills to expand driving privileges to immigrants living in Virginia illegally are dead – to the disappointment of dozens of immigrant rights advocates who showed up in support of the legislation.

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Bill Allowing Removal of Confederate Monuments Dies In House
Jan 31,2019

Tension filled the room Wednesday as a House subcommittee voted to kill a bill that would have let localities decide whether to remove or modify Confederate monuments in their jurisdictions.

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ERA Supporters to Protest Daily After Resolutions Killed in Va.
Jan 30,2019

Women's rights advocates started a daily protest Tuesday at the Capitol, urging Republican legislators to change their minds and ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

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At Raucous Meeting, Council Expands VCU Police Jurisdiction
Jan 30,2019

A packed City Council meeting turned unruly Monday night as residents and council members clashed over an ordinance to expand the jurisdiction of VCU Police.




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