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College Presidents' Papers Should Be More Open To Public, Va. Lawmakers Say

Bipartisan legislation in Virginia would spike an exemption for top college officials under the commonwealth's Freedom of Information Act.

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Drilling Off Virginia Coast Could Harm Neighboring States, Cardin Says

The Obama administration has decided to open up the Atlantic states to offshore drilling, a move that is not playing well among East Coast democrats like U.S. Sen. Cardin (D-MD).
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Bill To Regulate Uber And Lyft Moves Forward In Virginia

Legislation to regulate Uber and Lyft is moving forward in Virginia's General Assembly.
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Plan To Limit License Plate Tracking In Virginia Gets Bipartisan Support

Technology allows Virginia police officers to scan the license plates of passing drivers, but lawmakers want to limit how long they're allowed to hold onto that information.

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Court Approves McDonnell's Request To Remain Free During Appeal

A federal appeals court is approving former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's request to remain free while he appeals his corruption convictions.
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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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