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Bills Push to Hide Lottery Winners' Identities
Feb 06,2019

The General Assembly is moving to protect the privacy of people who win the Virginia Lottery — a proposal open-government advocates fear may threaten transparency.

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Senate Bill Requires Ethics Training for Local Officials
Feb 06,2019

Local governments that rely on commonwealth's attorneys for legal advice can breathe a sigh of relief: State legislators have discarded a provision that would have prevented commonwealth's attorneys


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General Assembly Bans Holding Cellphones While Driving
Feb 06,2019

The Virginia Senate and House of Delegates on Tuesday each passed bills prohibiting motorists from touching their cellphones while driving. The Senate approved SB 1341 on a vote of 34-6

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Northam Denies Racist Photo And Says He Won't Resign
Feb 05,2019

Resisting pressure to resign, Gov. Ralph Northam said Saturday that he is not one of the individuals in a racist photo found on his medical school yearbook page, but he revealed he once


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Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax Would Become Governor if Northam Resigns
Feb 05,2019

If Gov. Ralph Northam resigns because of the scandal over a racist picture in his medical school yearbook, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax would become the 74th governor of Virginia.

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Both Democrats and Republicans Demand Gov. Northam’s Resignation
Feb 05,2019

Across the political spectrum, government officials and advocacy groups are calling for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s resignation after media reports of a racist photo on his page in a college yearbook.

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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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