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Bill Requiring Reporting Of Sexual Assaults At Virginia Colleges Moves Forward

A state Senate subcommittee is approving a bill by Republican Sen. Dick Black that would require any employee of a state college or university who learns of such an allegation to report it to a local law enforcement agency within 24 hours.
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Plan To Offer Free Community College Divides Along Party Lines

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama laid out a plan to offer two years of community college. But at least in Northern Virginia, support for the proposal seems split on partisan lines.

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Virginia Ethics Legislation Would Outlaw Secret Meetings

Renewed ethics legislation in the Richmond would ban state funding for travel expenses for legislators attending closed groups like ALEC — a conservative group that has many lawmakers, including House Speaker Bill Howell, among its ranks.

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In Richmond, A Struggle To Find Consensus On Campus Sexual Assault

Virginia lawmakers have yet to reach consensus on legislation dealing with sexual assault on college and university campuses.
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Despite Loss, Conversion Therapy Opponents Will Try Again In Virginia

Opponents of a controversial practice known as conversion therapy have failed to outlaw the practice in Virginia, at least this year. Still, they say the fight will continue.
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Virginia To Consider Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession

Lawmakers in Richmond are about to consider an effort to decriminalize marijuana, following similar bills passed in D.C. and Maryland.
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How Virginia Is Using Composting To Take Care Of Their Roadkill Problem

Virginia has launched a pilot program to turn the many animals left dead on the commonwealth's roadsides into nutritious mulch.

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Joe Morrissey And 'The No. 1 Lesson Of Politics'

A law school professor weighs in on the potential future of the jailed — but re-elected — state lawmaker, who is now facing new felony charges.

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Essay Instead Of A Test? Va. Lawmakers Reconsider Graduation Requirements

The question at the heart of a debate in the General Assembly: How many standardized tests does a high school student need to pass to graduate?

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Q&A: Michael Pope On Del. Joe Morrissey's Indictment

Virginia reporter Michael Pope discusses the new charges against Del. Joe Morrissey and what could be next for him.

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