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06 May 2010

For Ex-Cons, Re-entering Society is Daunting

After they’ve served their time behind bars and are released back into society, prisoners often need education, employment, housing and other assistance – or else they’re likely to return to committing crime. But such help can be hard to find.

05 May 2010

Alumni Connection: Legislators’ Old-School Ties

Twenty-five state legislators – about one of every six – attended the University of Virginia. U.Va. has a bigger delegation at the Capitol than any other college or university, according to a Capital News Service analysis of legislators’ alma maters. The Cavaliers easily outdistanced the two runners-up – Virginia Tech (with 17 legislators) and the University of Richmond (16).

17 Feb 2010

Lawmakers Consider Shortening School Year

After four major snowstorms and many school cancellations, Virginia legislators are discussing a statewide proposal to shorten the school year – so students don’t have to make up so many missed classes.

06 Feb 2010

Funding Sought to Fight Online Predators

Alicia Kozakiewicz, whose kidnapping and torture prompted Virginia to adopt a law targeting online sexual predators, joined four state legislators in urging the General Assembly to adequately fund programs that protect children against Internet crimes. Read Nicole Fisher’s story here or on WPCVA.com and the Williamsburg-Yorktown Daily.

03 Feb 2010

Legislators Get the Point – an H1N1 Shot

With the swine flu pandemic looming, the Virginia Department of Health is giving state legislators vaccinations to prevent the spread of the virus. Health officials are visiting the Capitol this week to administer free H1N1 vaccinations. Read Nicole Fisher and Samantha Downing’s story on Local Kicks.