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Department of Corrections Policy
4:32 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Anti-Shackling Regulations

The American Civil Liberties Union and a church-based group called the Family Foundation don’t agree about many things, but they’ve found common ground on a surprising issue involving prison inmates.

State prisons routinely handcuff inmates when they’re taken outside prison walls, and jails may use shackles to prevent escape, but there’s a growing chorus of protest over such treatment for pregnant women.  Some have been forced to deliver babies with their ankles in chains, but Abigail Turner – a lawyer for the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville says that may soon change.

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Sequestration and Defense Industry
3:46 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Military Furloughs in VA

Officials in Virginia are looking at just how sequestration cuts are impacting military operations in the Commonwealth.

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Health Care Reform
12:05 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Small Business Owners Discuss ACA

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor believes that the recent White House announcement of a one year delay in Affordable Care Act enforcement signals that there are too many components that do not work.

So he's turning to some of his Virginia constituents---small business owners to rally the administration and Congress to repeal it before its full implementation.

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Virginia Public Access Project
11:49 am
Mon July 29, 2013

VaNews for 07.29.13

A Richmond school board member is at the center of controversy - again....and some Virginia Beach residents are upset over a late night phone call from the city.

Those are among the most read stories over the past week at Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews site on vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at vpap.org. 

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Science & Technology
4:00 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Bugbook Historical Computer Museum

One of Apple's first computers became the highest priced item ever sold in a Christie's online-only auction this month.  The Apple “I” from the batch made in Steve Jobs’ famous garage, went for nearly $400,000.

Dave Larsen has an 800 foot  storefront in downtown Floyd where he displays only a tiny fraction of his collection of historic computers.  He says it’s one particular period that captivates most collectors; 1971 to 1981 when the first personal computers were being developed. 

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