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In 2014, almost 1,000 people died from opiate overdose in Virginia -- and that number is trending upwards, not down. A state task force created a number of proposals to help stem the epidemic, and Governor Terry McAuliffe signed three of those measures into law today. The primary goal? To help prevent addicts from acquiring drugs.

A Tale of Two Governments

Jun 23, 2016
Associated Press

The sit-in launched by Democrats in the House of Representatives may be over, but the gridlock in Washington over the gun debate offers a stark contrast with what happened in Richmond earlier this year. That’s when leaders from opposing parties were able to craft a sweeping compromise on the issue.

Virginia Pollinator Week Inspires an Essay

Jun 23, 2016

It's Virginia Pollinator Week, a time to celebrate honey bees and other insects, bats and birds essential to the production of apples, alfalfa, berries, cucumbers, melons, peaches, squash, tomatoes, and pumpkins. Experts estimate that insect-pollinated plants are the direct or indirect source of about one-third of the human diet.  We invited Albemarle County beekeeper and author Faith Andrews Bedford to share her reflections on bees

Fairfax County School Board

Virginia’s largest school system may also be its most secretive. Leaders at the Fairfax County School system have a history of redacting information from financial disclosure forms of School Board members. A new opinion from the Virginia attorney general says they should hand over the information.

State Gives Housing Grants to Richmond, Blacksburg

Jun 22, 2016
Mallory Noe-Payne

    

The Governor announced Wednesday the first of a new type of grant, state dollars going towards housing and community development projects. The first two recipients of the Vibrant Community Initiative are in Richmond, and Blacksburg.

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