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McDonnell To Propose New Funding For Ex-Offender Re-Entry Programs

In Virginia, Governor Bob McDonnell is set to recommend new funding for prisoner re-entry and rights restoration when he lays out his two-year spending plan next week.

The governor's budget, which will be released next Monday, will include funding for both policy areas.

The prisoner re-entry initiatives include funding for emergency housing for offenders upon release and increased funds for inmate education programs. The governor's budget will also provide funding to match a federal grant for substance abuse treatment services.

On the rights restoration initiative, McDonnell is proposing increased funding to support the operations and management of the automatic restoration of civil rights process.

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Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
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Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
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Why Local Nonprofits Haven't Fixed Poverty

As long as there has been poverty, there have been people trying to end it. We explore the obstacles and inefficiencies local nonprofits run into when trying to solve society's stubborn problem.

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Can We Trust Our Cars?

There were more airbag recalls this week, and VW has agreed to pay nearly fifteen billion in its emissions cheating scandal. Meanwhile, cars with driverless technology are becoming available, but whether they will make us safer is up for debate. A look at auto safety and consumer trust.

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