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Virginia Republicans
8:19 am
Fri October 11, 2013

VA Republicans at Odds with Party Leaders

While House Republican leaders are working to avoid defaulting on U-S debt, they’re still not offering legislation to reopen the entire federal government. Some Virginia Republicans disagree with the tactics of their party leaders.

There’s still no end in sight to the impasse keeping the government closed. Some Virginia Republicans, like Scott Rigell, are breaking ranks with party leaders over the strategy to reopen just slivers of the government.

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Latino Education
7:14 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Latino Population Striving for a Better Education

Virginia's Latino population is growing rapidly as it is in the rest of the nation. But some believe that while there’s a lot of talk of building a better future through education, there’s very little action that translates into real results-especially for the Latino community.

That’s why some of the most influential educators and business leaders have gathered in Richmond for a two-day “Hispanic Workforce through Higher Education” Conference. . .

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Living at the End of Life
4:54 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

World Hospice & Palliative Care Day 2013

Saturday, October 12, those involved in the hospice movement celebrate World Hospice Day, a time to talk about comfort and quality of life in a person’s final days. 

Hospice is not a place—it’s not about buildings and bends, but rather attitudes and philosophies.  There are about 120- licensed hospices in Virginia, providing end of life care.

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Environment
12:44 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Managing Virginia's Deer Population: Part 2

White-tailed deer cause an estimated 50,000 car crashes in Virginia each year, do millions of dollars in damage to farm crops, trees and gardens.  

Under ideal conditions, the deer population can double every year.  The state counts on hunters to help keep the number of deer in check, and officials are now looking at other ways to promote healthy living with deer. 

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Law & Crime
6:04 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Crisis Teams Benefit from Medicaid Fraud Settlement

A portion of Virginia's share of a 115-million-dollar Medicaid fraud settlement with Abbott Labs has been divided up among local law enforcement agencies across the Commonwealth. The 4.2 million dollars in funds were presented to local sheriffs and police chiefs Wednesday in Richmond. The funds will support Crisis Intervention Team training to improve the ability to help people with mental health problems.  

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