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New Va. Laws To Reduce Financial Burden On Disabled, Unemployed

A number of new laws in Virginia take effect Friday to reduce the financial burden for people who are injured, jobless, or taking care of loved ones who suffer from disorders or disabilities.

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Phase 2 Of Chesapeake Bay Cleanup To Have Local Focus

Chesapeake Bay states are hammering out Phase II of their plans to curtail the flow of pollution into the Bay, which will set new criteria for local governments.

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New Virginia Laws Offer 'Second Chance' For Ex-Offenders

Virginia state officials have launched a renewed effort to help ex-offenders adjust to life “on the outside."

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Virginia Is Creating New Guidelines For Use Of Sewage As Fertilizer

With the price of oil rising in the past year, and the price of petroleum-based fertilizer going up, more farmers in Virginia are considering sludge from sewage treatment plants. They can get it free, but the Commonwealth isn't sure about the safety of so-called biosolids.

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Companies Face Criticism In Campaign Against Rainforest Destruction

The environmental group Greenpeace has been stepping up its campaign against rainforest destruction. The organization is going after companies it says use materials from rainforest trees, including one with ties to Virginia.

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Digging Deeper Into Virginia's Economic Picture

When it comes to the economy, Virginia appears to be doing pretty well, with the sixth highest net worth for households. The poverty rate and unemployment rates are lower than most other states. But given the state's economic diversity, the picture can often be more complicated than that.

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Bay Game Puts Watershed Management In Hands Of Players

In June, congressional staffers will gather to play the Bay Game, a new tool developed by professors at the University of Virginia. The game is growing in popularity and was most recently played by students from seven universities across Virginia.

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School Buses Collision In Northeast D.C. Under Investigation

Police in the District are investigating a head-on collision of two school buses in Northeast Thursday afternoon.

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Virginia Tech Shares Green Pest Control Technology Worldwide

With the world’s population growing, the pressure is on to produce more food on less land. The challenge is especially great in the tropics, where insects and fungi compete with farmers for edible crops. Now scientists from Virginia Tech are traveling the world, promoting powerful organic ways to protect plants.

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'Lost' Communities In Virginia Find New Life

There are thousands of once-thriving communities throughout Virginia, some now long gone with few visible signs of life. A team of professors with Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies is bringing some of these once-bustling places back to life.

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