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Republicans divided on redistricting reform
Feb 14,2017

Redistricting reform has Republicans in the Virginia General Assembly divided. Three redistricting reform proposals that passed the Senate are scheduled to come before the House Elections

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Bill lets domestic violence victims carry concealed guns
Feb 14,2017

Victims of domestic violence would get early access to concealed handgun permits under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate. HB 1852 would allow those with protective


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Senate approval sends 'Tebow Bill' to McAuliffe
Feb 14,2017

The Virginia Senate narrowly approved a bill Monday that would allow home-schooled students across the commonwealth to play high school sports. HB 1578, commonly known as the “Tebow Bill,”

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Is it gerrymandering – or Democratic clustering?
Feb 14,2017

David Toscano, the minority leader in the Virginia House, did the math and didn't like the results. “All five statewide offices are held by Democrats, and the presidency has been won by Democrats in Virginia for


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Protesters 'grill with #BratWorst' outside congressman's office
Feb 13,2017

The feud between U.S. Rep. Dave Brat, who represents a swath of Central Virginia in Congress, and his female constituents escalated Saturday afternoon when nearly 100 Planned

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Snakehead infiltrates Virginia waters and legislation
Feb 13,2017

Lurking in the depths of the Potomac River is a wriggly monster that can grow to four feet long. With its sharp teeth, the snakehead devours other fish, and biologists fear it could

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Bill would outlaw female circumcision
Feb 13,2017

The General Assembly is considering a bill that would make the practice of female genital mutilation a misdemeanor – but that penalty is much less than the sponsors originally intended.

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Bishops join to pray for unity in the commonwealth
Feb 10,2017

As the General Assembly starts the second half of its 2017 session, Virginia’s two Catholic bishops joined together Thursday to offer an evening prayer for the commonwealth




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