The Taser policy at the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office is not in line with international standards, critics say, because it does not address how people with mental illness should be treated.
Scientists at the University of Virginia have identified a substance called Activin A, which helps the spread of lung cancer. It could lead to a blood test for various kinds of cancers.
The ride-hailing legislation would "ensure the safety of passengers,
drivers, the public, provide citizens for transportation options, and
provide access for new businesses," says its House sponsor.
A more restrictive set of ethics rules has been passed in Richmond, but absent is the independent commission Gov. Terry McAuliffe called for to pursue ethics allegations from whistleblowers.
Jesse L. Matthew Jr. has been indicted for abduction and murder in the death of the 18-year-old student.
The sheriff's office initially refused to release a document to WAMU 88.5 that outlined a Taser use policy, but the county now has decided to make it public.
The Virginia House of Delegates has given preliminary approval to legislation that would allow the use of certain oils derived from marijuana for medical purposes.
A 37-year-old woman died in Fairfax County jail after being tasered, but details have not been forthcoming on the incident.
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