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'Hidden Figures' discuss their pioneering work in mathematics
Feb 28,2017

When Dr. Christine Darden was growing up, African American women like herself had limited career prospects. "Most black females got jobs as teachers or nurses or in someone's house," she said.

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Pranks ensue on Senate floor on last day of session
Feb 27,2017

The floor of the Virginia Senate is notorious for its strict rules. Even in the state Capitol’s remote viewing room, a sign warns "No Food or Drink." However, the end of the legislative session was more like


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McAuliffe suggests lowering fine for left-lane dawdlers
Feb 27,2017

Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants the General Assembly to reduce from $250 to $100 the fine in legislation that would punish motorists for driving too slowly in the left lane on Virginia highways.

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Assembly passes bill to help dyslexic students
Feb 27,2017

Virginia school districts would have to have reading specialists trained in helping students with dyslexia under a bill passed by the General Assembly as its 2017 session drew to a close.


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McAuliffe vetoes bill to disclose refugee records
Feb 27,2017

Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill Friday that would have required the state Department of Social Services to publish non-identifying information for refugees resettled across Virginia.

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Virginia Airbnb rentals may face increased regulation
Feb 27,2017

People renting out their homes through websites such as Airbnb could be forced to pay a registration fee to their local government under a bill that passed both chambers of the General Assembly.

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Groups laud Virginia for outlawing female circumcision
Feb 27,2017

International groups that work to combat violence against women and girls are praising the Virginia General Assembly for approving legislation that makes female genital mutilation a crime.

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State won't study 'fiscal stress' of local governments
Feb 24,2017

A bill ordering a study of the “fiscal stress” of local governments was halted in the House Rules Committee this week.




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