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  • Tuesday February 02nd, 2016
    Governor McAuliffe on Monday announced intended to keep guns away from domestic abusers and people who cannot pass background checks. The Governor said that while debate is essential to every negotiation, the balance of this deal changes Virginia law permanently in ways that will keep guns away from people who would use them for harm. Yesterday’s deal, according to the governor, will pave the way ...
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  • Tuesday February 02nd, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s Republican-controlled Senate has narrowly rejected a measure that would have done away with the state’s concealed handgun permit requirement. The bill received a 20-20 vote on Monday. Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam’s vote against the bill killed the measure. The vote comes a few days after Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican leaders announced a rare compromise on gun policy. Under the compromise, the ...
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  • Monday February 01st, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Republican Party leaders in Virginia will ask the state to cancel a required party affiliation statement for the March 1 GOP presidential primary. The Virginian-Pilot (bit.ly/1Ss7yqS) reports leaders voted on the issue Saturday. GOP state central committee member Roger Miles says leaders are halting their plans because of “bad publicity.” At the party’s request, state elections officials were requiring all GOP primary voters ...
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  • Monday February 01st, 2016
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – University officials in Virginia say a College of William and Mary student contracted the Zika virus while traveling in Central America over winter break. The university said in a news release Saturday that the student is expected to recover and isn’t currently experiencing symptoms. The school also said that after consulting with its own health and wellness team and the Centers for Disease ...
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  • Monday February 01st, 2016
    A pair of Virginia House of Delegates bills designed to change how menhaden fishing is controlled in the US have been shot down in the General Assembly, reports Pilot Online. HB150 and 151 were tabled in the Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Chesapeake sub-committee. Only two delegates voted to have the bills advanced. One was designed to turn the menhaden fishery over to the Virginia ...
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  • Friday January 29th, 2016
    The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, heard arguments Wednesday in a potentially landmark case revolving around a transgender 16-year-old’s request to use the boys’ bathroom at school. Gavin Grimm and the American Civil Liberties Union are suing the Gloucester County School Board, and it marks the first time a federal appeals court will rule on transgender students’ bathroom rights, MSNBC reported. Grimm ...
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  • Friday January 29th, 2016
    RICHMOND, VA – Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday outlined their legislative agenda to prevent domestic violence by enacting tougher penalties for chronic and repeat offenders and empowering victims. Delegates Dave Albo (R-Fairfax), Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah), Rob Bell (R-Albemarle), Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), and Margaret Ransone (R-Westmoreland) held a press conference highlighting the proposed legislation. The legislators introduced a number of bills to ...
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