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Senate Panel Rejects Bill Banning Utility Campaign Donations
Jan 17,2018

A senator's repeat attempt to prohibit campaign donations from Dominion Energy and other regulated monopolies was struck down by a Senate committee Tuesday.

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Virginians Disagree on Prohibiting Protests
Jan 17,2018

Virginians are split almost down the middle about whether they would ban high school athletes from participating in protests during the national anthem, according to a poll released Tuesday


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Proposals Seek to End Gerrymandering in Virginia
Jan 17,2018

An assortment of bills designed to revise standards for drawing Virginia’s electoral districts could be the beginning of the end for gerrymandering in the commonwealth, according to redistricting

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Bills Seek to Disrupt 'School-to-Prison Pipeline
Jan 17,2018

Ryan Turk was an eighth-grader in Prince William County when a misunderstanding with a school resource officer over a 65-cent carton of milk escalated to theft charges.


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Gov. Northam Emphasizes Democratic Priorities, Diversity
Jan 16,2018

In an address Monday night to members of the General Assembly, newly inaugurated Gov. Ralph Northam outlined his vision for the legislative session, calling on lawmakers to expand Medicaid

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Dueling Gun Rallies Held at Virginia Capitol
Jan 16,2018

Demonstrators for and against gun control held rallies on the Capitol grounds Monday, highlighting an issue that has sharply divided Republicans and Democrats.

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Women's Rights Groups Urge Virginia to Ratify ERA
Jan 16,2018

The fight to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia has gained momentum with the national discourse about sexual harassment and gender equity and social media campaigns such as #MeToo and #YesAllWomen.

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Virginians Urge Legislators to Expand Medicaid
Jan 04,2018

A procession of health-care advocates urged state legislators Wednesday to expand Medicaid and increase funding for Virginians with intellectual and developmental disabilities.




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