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Politics

Bill would let schools avoid snow make-up days

Bill would let schools avoid snow make-up daysThe state Board of Education would be allowed to grant a waiver if emergencies keep schools from meeting requirements.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Health

General Assembly OKs marijuana oils for epilepsy

General Assembly OKs marijuana oils for epilepsyParents told lawmakers their children have debilitating side effects from taking legal drugs.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
News

Va. legislature OKs marijuana oils for treating epilepsy

Va. legislature OKs marijuana oils for treating epilepsyThe measure allows possession of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil with written certification by a doctor.
  • News
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

House passes $100 cap on gifts to lawmakers

House passes $100 cap on gifts to lawmakersEthics reform has been a hot topic in Virginia politics since the indictment and sentencing of Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) on federal corruption charges.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

House passes campus sexual assault reporting bills

House passes campus sexual assault reporting billsThe bills are designed to strengthen reporting of sexual assaults on college campuses and protect students.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

Breastfeeding freedom bill clears Virginia legislature

Breastfeeding freedom bill clears Virginia legislatureA mother can breastfeed her baby in any place where she is lawfully present.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks ago
Virginia News

Virginia to consider taking more DNA samples

Virginia to consider taking more DNA samplesDNA collection in criminal cases is growing with most states now taking it in at least some misdemeanors.
  • Virginia News
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

Virginia balloon release bill defeated

Virginia balloon release bill defeatedVirginia Beach Senator Jeff McWaters says too many balloons are being found in Virginia's waterways.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Defense nominee critical of Pentagon waste

Defense nominee critical of Pentagon wasteCarter says needless overhead "must stop."
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
News

Va. Senate votes to ban job discrimination against gays

Va. Senate votes to ban job discrimination against gaysVirginia Senate has passed a bill prohibiting discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation.
  • News
  • 4 weeks ago
Politics

Va. bill would stop killing at PETA, activists say

Va. bill would stop killing at PETA, activists sayA private animal shelter would be defined as a one that finds permanent adoptive homes & facilitates other lifesaving outcomes.
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks ago
Health

Obama to shore up ACA as sign-up deadline nears

Obama to shore up ACA as sign-up deadline nearsThe president will meet with 10 Americans who wrote letters about how they've benefited from the Affordable Care Act.
  • Health
  • 4 weeks ago
Military

Tricare consolidation, new fees on DoD wish list

Tricare consolidation, new fees on DoD wish listThe latest proposal calls for consolidating Tricare Prime, Tricare Standard and Tricare Extra into one Tricare program.
  • Military
  • 4 weeks ago
Military

Budget plan adds 5,600 sailors in 2016

Budget plan adds 5,600 sailors in 2016The 2016 budget request adds about $1 billion to the personnel account from last year's request.
  • Military
  • 4 weeks ago
Politics

Guns on school grounds bill defeated in Va. Senate

Guns on school grounds bill defeated in Va. SenateThe measure would have allowed concealed-handgun permit holders to bring their guns outside normal school hours.
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks ago
Politics

Lawmaker-shareholders help advance Dominion Power bill

Lawmaker-shareholders help advance Dominion Power billThe bill would loosen state oversight of Dominion Virginia Power's rates
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks ago
Politics

House okays Uber, Lyft operations in Virginia

House okays Uber, Lyft operations in VirginiaCompanies sell rides in a vehicle through an app you download on a smart phone.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

VA Senate panel OKs marijuana derivatives for epilepsy

VA Senate panel OKs marijuana derivatives for epilepsyA doctor would have to determine a patient has a debilitating epileptic condition to have cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Bill to overhaul VHSL dies in committee

Bill to overhaul VHSL dies in committeeThe VHSL executive board said it divided member schools into six divisions to make games fairer.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Voters think McDonnell's sentence is fair according to CNU poll

Voters think McDonnell's sentence is fair according to CNU pollVirginians are calling former Governor Bob McDonnell's two year sentence fair.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Senate panel OKs mandatory campus sex assault reporting

Senate panel OKs mandatory campus sex assault reportingAn employee of a state college or university who learns of allegation must report it to authorities within 24 hours.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Following too closely bill heads to Va. Senate

Following too closely bill heads to Va. SenateDel. Bill DeSteph (R-82nd D)'s bill would make it illegal for a driver to be too close behind a bicycle, moped or electric-powered mobility device.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Bob McDonnell

Disciplinary Board suspends McDonnell's Va. law license

Disciplinary Board suspends McDonnell's Va. law licenseWith his conviction on 11 felony charges, the bar's Disciplinary Board decided to suspend the license as of January 29.
  • Bob McDonnell
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Prosecutors ask appeals court to deny bail for McDonnell

Prosecutors ask appeals court to deny bail for McDonnellA jury last year found Bob McDonnell guilty of corruption.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Local Congressmen react to State of the Union

Local Congressmen react to State of the UnionLocal Congressmen react to State of the Union
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

GOP outspends NC Democrats during 2014 election cycle

GOP outspends NC Democrats during 2014 election cycleNorth Carolina Republicans outraised and outspent Democratic counterparts in the political money chase leading to last November's election.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Traffic

Va. considers higher reckless driving speed

Va. considers higher reckless driving speedDrivers who get caught going 11 mph over the speed limit on Interstate highways may not face criminal charges.
  • Traffic
  • 1 month, 1 week ago