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CNS Stories for Week 5 (Feb. 8-14)

February 14, 2010

Here are the
stories we distributed over the past week:

IGNITION INTERLOCK: Bill Requires Interlock for Any DUI

MINING HEARING [ATTN WISE, TAZEWELL, BUCHANAN]: Speakers Say Bill Would Save Streams, Kill Jobs

SEX OFFENDERS: Bill Aims to Protect Sex Offenders’ Employers

HALIFAX PAGE: Halifax Teen Helps Legislators at Capitol:

PLASTIC BAGS UPDATE: Panel Tables Tax on Plastic Bags

DEATH PENALTY: House Votes to Repeal ‘Triggerman Rule’

GANG TEXTING: Panel Delays Anti-Gang Bill

SCENIC RIVER [ATTN HOPEWELL]: Scenic River Bill Must Wait Until 2011

APPOMATTOX DAM [ATTN P’BURG P-I]: Committee Delays Appomattox River Bills to 2011:

TEXT4BABY [Attn NoVa]: Text4baby Provides Instant Info4mommy

LCI UPDATE [ATTN NOVA]: 36 Legislators Urge McDonnell to Reverse LCI Freeze

INFANTICIDE [ATTN BEDFORD]: Senate OK’s Bill Against Infanticide

SHORTEN SCHOOL YEAR: Lawmakers Consider Shortening School Year

WATER PROJECTS: Buchanan, Wise Counties Get Water Project Funds

CHARTER SCHOOLS: ‘Wrong Time’ to Expand Charter Schools, Educators Say

GREEN BUILDINGS: Senate Panel OK’s Green Buildings Act

HEALTH CARE: House Panel Tables Medicaid Withdrawal Bill

SNOW EMERGENCY: Gov. McDonnell Updates State of Emergency

LCI FREEZE LIFTED: McDonnell Lifts LCI Freeze, Benefiting NoVa Schools

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS UPDATE: Senate OK’s Unemployment Benefits Bill

SCHOOL REFORM: Legislation Seeks to Help Students Succeed

For Connection Newspapers only:

HERNDON & LEGISLATORS [CONNECTION NEWSPAPERS]: Herndon Officials Meet With Legislators

For some of the above stories, we have posted photos at pbase.com/vcucns. The photo galleries are titled:

Triggerman rule (for death penalty story)

text4baby

SB 564 Hearing: Mountaintop Removal

Herndon Town Council at VML/VACo Legislative Day

Halifax page

Snowstorm images (for “shorten school year” story)

press_conference__vsba_vea_vass (for “charter schools” story)