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09 May 2011

Hair Cutters Face Higher Licensing Fees

Virginia officials want a bigger cut when barbers, hair stylists and other beauty professionals get their state licenses. Barbers, cosmetologists and nail technicians now pay $55 for a cosmetology license, which is valid for two years. The state wants to raise that to $140.

09 May 2011

Cosmetology in Richmond: A Cut Above

In a time of economic hardship, high-priced haircuts, manicures and spa treatments may be thought of as a luxury. But in Richmond, the cosmetology is business is doing as well as ever. Some salons have even been able to grow.

07 Mar 2011

CNS Stories for Week 8 (Feb. 28-March 7)

Here are the stories we distributed over the past week. Headlines include: “Bicycle Safety Bill to Come ‘Round Again” … “Embrace Multitasking, Journalist Tells Students” … “Nat Turner Trail Hits Roadblock” … “HOV Ramps Relieve Traffic Congestion.”

19 Feb 2011

Russians Get Taste of Virginia Politics

The Virginia General Assembly usually focuses on state issues. But last week, some of the attention at the statehouse was on international visitors – a delegation of Russian officials learning about American government.