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Information for Financial Caregivers

Aug 17, 2015
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released the first new state-specific guides for financial caregivers—to help educate people about the process of managing someone else’s money.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says the guides provide caregivers with critical information on how to get started, how to prevent scams and financial exploitation, and how to fulfill their duties.

The panel created by Governor McAuliffe to recommend changes to state ethics laws is tackling an issue that’s not typically associated with conflicts of interest:  the way that Virginia chooses judges.  

The Governor's Commission on Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government says the quality of the state’s judiciary overall is excellent.

 

In Virginia, underage sex trafficking is real. That's why the Commonwealth has created new and stronger laws and methods of saving the children being victimized. With these efforts comes the bitter-sweet challenge of the rescue of child and then the recovery.

 

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Governor McAuliffe has convened a large panel to examine the abolition of parole in Virginia and related state guidelines. But some believe that the Governor's Commission on Parole Review will undo the progress that the Commonwealth has made in reducing its rates of violent crimes.

Heroin Abuse Skyrockets Among Women, Middle Class

Jul 19, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study that more women and individuals in the middle class are becoming addicted to and abusing heroin. Many experts cite the expensive price and difficulty of obtaining prescription painkillers as the reason. 

In it’s most recent study, the CDC found that heroin usage is up sixty percent in women and sixty-three percent in the middle class. Shane Fletcher is a Counselor at Mt. Regis Center for substance abuse.

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