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Environmentalists disappointed by House's coal ash bill
Feb 19,2017

A bill approved by the House on Friday would require Dominion Virginia Power to study whether its controversial coal ash ponds might pollute the water, but environmentalists say

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Low-key turnout in Richmond for Strike4Democracy
Feb 19,2017

In a second straight day of national protests, Strike4Democracy, a coalition of activist groups, organized General Strike Day, a series of more than 100 demonstrations


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McAuliffe seeks funding for mental health screenings in jails
Feb 19,2017

Gov. Terry McAuliffe urged Virginia legislators on Friday to include in the state budget funding to conduct mental health screenings in jails and to hire investigators to examine suspicious jail deaths.

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Bill lets women get 1 year of birth control pills
Feb 17,2017

The Virginia Senate on Thursday passed legislation allowing pharmacists to provide women a full year of birth control pills at once if prescribed by a doctor.


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Over Democrats' objections, Senate OKs 'religious freedom' bill
Feb 17,2017

Democratic officials and the American Civil Liberties Union blasted Republican senators after they passed a “religious freedom” bill that would protect people who refuse to marry same-gender couples.

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Legislators designate Suicide Prevention Week
Feb 17,2017

Joshua Alburger grew up in a large, supportive family in Goochland, Virginia, says his sister, Marcie Allen. “We were nurtured, loved, respected and made to feel safe.”

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Assembly passes bill to allow sale of 151-proof liquor
Feb 17,2017

The General Assembly has given final approval to a bill that would allow the sale of 151-proof liquor in Virginia – a choice available in almost all other states, but one some fear could increase

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Supporters say Planned Parenthood is for everyone
Feb 16,2017

Pink signs, chants, “pussy hats” and a Wednesday afternoon rally served as a reminder to Planned Parenthood supporters that their fight is not over.




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