Virginia weed, oil laws could become more relaxed

February 6, 2017

Virginia won’t be pulling a Colorado by decriminalizing marijuana this year. But the state might relax its penalties for possessing marijuana and its rules on who can use marijuana products for medical reasons. Legislators this Read More

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Bayard Rustin

February 6, 2017

The morning of Aug. 28, 1963 loomed larger for no civil rights activist than perhaps Bayard Rustin — in only two months he had organized the essence of the March on Washington for Jobs and Read More

Group hopes to curb DUIs on Super Bowl Sunday

February 6, 2017

To many Americans, Super Bowl Sunday means football, partying and plenty to eat and drink. For the Washington Regional Alcohol Program, it means an increase in traffic deaths caused by drunken driving. From 2011 through Read More

Panel OKs bill to defund Planned Parenthood

February 6, 2017

A bill seeking to defund Planned Parenthood cleared a House subcommittee last Tuesday on a 4-1 vote. HB 2264, introduced by Del. Ben Cline, R-Amherst, “would prohibit the Virginia Department of Health from granting funds Read More

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