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1:31 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

VaNews for 05.06.13

One method of paying for new roads in Virginia has hit a speed bump and a Hampton Roads man is in trouble for roughing up a city councilman’s car.

Those were two of the most clicked stories at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link.

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

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Government & Politics
12:29 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Virginia Lawmakers on Immigration Debate

Virginia Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte could play an outsized role in this year’s immigration debate.

At 844 pages, the bipartisan immigration reform bill in the Senate is one of those whoppers that’s easy to decry on the campaign trail. You won’t be seeing anything like that coming out of the House if Chairman Goodlatte has anything to say about it. He wants his Judiciary Committee to examine immigration one subsection at a time. He says speed isn’t his concern.

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Profile 3 of 4
4:39 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Justin Fairfax Running for Attorney General

Justin Fairfax

On June 11th, ALL registered voters in the Commonwealth will be able to participate in a Democratic primary to choose the party’s candidates for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General.

In Part 3 of our election series, Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports on a small business-owner and former federal prosecutor who is seeking the Democratic nomination for Attorney General:  Justin Fairfax.

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Law & Crime
11:09 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Former Chef Fights Back

Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney Gregory Underwood will now handle the state embezzlement case of a former Executive Mansion chef. 

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Health & Medicine
10:43 am
Fri May 3, 2013

UVA Salt Study

Doctors have long advised people with high blood pressure to cut back on salt consumption, but a new study from the University of Virginia says that may not be necessary. 

Dr. Robin Felder put 183 people on a salt-free diet and monitored their blood pressure for seven days.  He then gave the same people a week of meals high in salt, and was surprised to find that only one in four responded with an increase in blood pressure.

“Twenty-five percent of individuals are salt sensitive, and about 11% are inverse salt-sensitive, and everybody else sits in the middle," he said.

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