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New Law Puts Focus on Suicide Prevention Efforts in Virginia
Apr 06,2018

As suicides have risen in Virginia – including a 29 percent increase among children in 2016 – Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation calling on state officials to report how they are addressing the problem.

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Dominion seeks rate increase to pay for burying power lines
Mar 23,2018

Dominion Energy is seeking a rate increase to pay for burying power lines. The state’s largest electric utility filed an application with state regulators Monday to approve part of a larger undergrounding project.

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Ex-Gov. Wilder Sues VCU Over Assistant's Harassment Claims
Mar 22,2018

Former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder is suing Virginia Commonwealth University and its government school, which bears his name, claiming his administrative assistant was the subject of verbal harassment.

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Virginia Will Offer New Specialty License Plates
Mar 17,2018

Virginians are likely to see a handful of new specialty license plates this summer, including one aimed at those who support an end to gun violence. Del. Marcus Simon, D-Fairfax, sponsored the bill authorizing the plate with the legend

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High Court Rules Against Displaying Noose on Private Property
Mar 02,2018

The Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the display of a noose on private property violates the state law that bans displaying a noose in a public place with an intent to intimidate.

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Citizen Groups Voice Concerns Over Medicaid Expansion
Feb 22,2018

A few days after the Republican-controlled House of Delegates reached a bipartisan compromise on Medicaid expansion, both conservative and progressive citizen groups are voicing their concerns.

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Young Lawmakers Form Group to Address Millennials’ Concerns
Feb 15,2018

A bipartisan, nationwide organization seeking to involve young people in politics has established a chapter in Virginia, focusing on such issues as student debt relief and government transparency

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Schools May Get Authority to Open Before Labor Day
Feb 01,2018

Summer vacation may be cut short for some Virginia students after two bills rescinding the so-called “Kings Dominion law” – which restricts schools from starting before Labor Day – passed the House this week.

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