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13 May 2013

Like its Clients, Drug Center Is Recovering

Rubicon Inc., a substance abuse and mental health treatment center that has served the Richmond community for more than 40 years, is trying to regain its financial footing after nearly having to close its doors last fall.

03 Apr 2013

Assembly Approves Anti-abortion Amendment

The General Assembly on Wednesday narrowly approved an amendment by Gov. Bob McDonnell that will prohibit certain health insurance companies in Virginia from providing coverage for women seeking an abortion.

03 Apr 2013

Sen. Blevins Announces Retirement

Sen. Harry Blevins, R-Chesapeake, announced his retirement Wednesday from the state Senate after serving 14 years in the Virginia General Assembly.

21 Mar 2013

Heads Up, Nats Fans: Here’s Your Home Plate

Washington Nationals fans living in Virginia have something to cheer about even before the Major League Baseball season officially begins: a specialty license plate honoring the team.

23 Feb 2013

Gun Control Advocates Rally at Capitol

Calls for stricter gun laws after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December did not persuade the Virginia General Assembly to pass such legislation during its 2013 session.

11 Feb 2013

Governor Touts Research on Clinical Trials

Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday praised the findings of a new study that says clinical trials of new drugs and other medical treatments in Virginia have boosted the state’s economy and created 76,000 jobs over the past 13 years.

22 Jan 2013

Area Lawmakers Divided by Redistricting Controversy

Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, and Sen. Emmett Hanger Jr., R-Mount Solon, are friends. And they’ll remain friends, Deeds says, even if a controversial measure Hanger voted for costs Deeds his seat in the Virginia Senate.

16 Jan 2013

Cuccinelli Backs Human Trafficking Legislation

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli called human trafficking one of the fastest-growing criminal enterprises in the country. He said Tuesday that Virginia was feeling the effect.

15 Jan 2013

Conservative Caucus Concerned About Roads Plan

Members of the General Assembly’s Conservative Caucus today detailed its concerns about Gov. Bob McDonnell’s transportation overhaul plan, which would eliminate Virginia’s gasoline tax and raise its state sales tax.

15 Jan 2013

Court Won’t Delay Gleason Execution

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court Appeals denied a request for an emergency stay filed Monday to prevent the execution of Robert C. Gleason Jr.

08 Jan 2013

Area Lawmakers Applaud Governor’s Transportation Plan

With the General Assembly set to convene, Governor Bob McDonnell proposed a plan to increase Virginia’s sales tax and abolish its nearly 27-year-old gas tax, making Virginia the first state in the country to do so.

08 Jan 2013

Gov. McDonnell Outlines Transportation Overhaul

With the General Assembly set to convene, Gov. Bob McDonnell proposed Tuesday increasing Virginia’s sales tax and abolishing its nearly 27-year-old gas tax, making Virginia the first state in the country to do so.