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06 Feb 2014

Democrats Take Control of Virginia Senate

By Eric Luther and Jackson McMillan Capital News Service RICHMOND – Democrats regained control of Virginia’s Senate this past week after Lynwood Lewis, D- Norfolk, assumed the District 6 seat vacated by Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam after an 11-vote victory against his Republican opponent. Lewis’s installation split the state Senate 20-20, with Northam casting […]

09 Feb 2013

Ban on Smoking in Cars Dies in House

A Senate bill that would have banned smoking in cars carrying children under age 15 was tabled Friday by a House committee.

09 Feb 2013

Democrats Accuse GOP of Restricting Voting Rights

Democratic lawmakers blasted Republicans’ recent actions to redraw Senate districts and require voters to show more identification during a roundtable meeting with the League of Women Voters of Virginia this past week.

03 Feb 2013

Table Talk Focuses on Women’s Issues

Virginia’s fight over reproductive rights usually happens during rallies and protests on the grounds of the Capitol or during intense debate on the floor of the House or Senate. But last week, the League of Women Voters of Virginia discussed the issue in a calmer setting – during a Wednesday morning tradition called the Women’s Roundtable.

31 Jan 2013

Senate Bans Smoking in Cars with Kids

The Senate today passed a bill to prohibit smoking in a vehicle when a child under 15 is present.

27 Jan 2012

Senate Approves Lifting Ban on Sunday Hunting

Virginians are one step closer to being able to hunt on Sundays. On a 29-11 vote Thursday, the Senate passed a bill that would allow Sunday hunting on private land. Sen. Ralph Northam, a Democrat from Norfolk, introduced Senate Bill 464. Originally, it would have completely lifted the state’s ban on hunting on Sundays.

05 Feb 2011

Faith and Hope in Fighting Childhood Obesity

On United Methodist Day at the General Assembly, church leaders held a press conference to discuss childhood obesity and legislation to fight it.

30 Jan 2011

CNS Stories for Week 3 (Jan. 24-30)

Here are the stories we distributed over the past week. Headlines include: “Marijuana Decriminalization Advocates Unfazed” … “Animal Cruelty Bill Sparks Controversy” … “Panel Kills Fines For Not Removing Snow” … “When Can We Ride The Tide?”