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Governor signs bills to fight Virginia's opioid crisis
Feb 24,2017

Capping off a signature issue of the 2017 legislative session, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed five bills Thursday to help arm the fight against opioid abuse and fatal overdoses in Virginia.

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Assembly poised to OK state budget on Friday
Feb 24,2017

Finishing a day early, House and Senate negotiators agreed on a budget Wednesday that includes employee pay raises and more money for K-12 education and mental health.


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State building renamed for civil rights activist
Feb 24,2017

A state government building that once served as headquarters of the "Massive Resistance" campaign against racial integration of Virginia's public schools was renamed Thursday

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New law lets concession stands sell cans of beer
Feb 24,2017

Beginning July 1, Virginians will be able to buy a can of beer – not just a cup – at indoor and outdoor concession stands that are licensed to sell alcoholic beverages.


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Obama, Ivanka Trump joined by new Kalorama neighbor
Feb 24,2017

The District’s Kalorama neighborhood has long been home to diplomats and lower-profile power players, but the roster of residents has gone high-profile lately.

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Alexandria property taxes, fees may go up under new budget
Feb 24,2017

Property taxes would go up in Alexandria, and residents may be hit with new and higher fees, under a budget proposal for the coming fiscal year. "Alexandria is at a crossroads," said City Manager Mark Jinks.

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ACLU urges McAuliffe to veto anti-immigration bills
Feb 23,2017

Officials with the American Civil Liberties Union called on Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday to veto Republican-backed legislation banning local governments in Virginia

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Environmentalists disappointed by 'watered down' coal ash bill
Feb 23,2017

Environmentalists and some legislators are disappointed in the General Assembly’s passage of a “watered down” bill to prevent Dominion Virginia Power’s coal ash ponds from polluting rivers and groundwater.




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