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HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) Shenandoah National Park's main road remains closed because of snow and ice. The 105-mile Skyline Drive bisects the park from Front Royal south to Waynesboro. henandoah spokeswoman Karen Beck-Herzog says some areas of the park have snow drifts five feet to eight feet high.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Margie Fisher, a Roanoke Times reporter who led the way for decades of women journalists to cover Virginia's General Assembly, has died. She was 73. The newspaper says that Fisher died Friday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, after battling dementia.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Two bills making their way through the General Assembly would give victims of violent crime the ability to meet with their offender in prison. One bill would give victims the right to meet their offender. Another would create a restorative justice program that includes victim-offender mediation. Both passed their respective chambers last week.

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