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Teachers Plead For Higher Salaries

Many Albemarle County teachers have urged the school board to pursue higher salaries for their employees.

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State Workers Might Get Pay Increase

The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee says public employees might get salary increases.

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Committee Kills Measure Cutting SOLs

A state senate committee has balked at legislation that would eliminate more standardized tests.

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Effort To End Ultrasound Law Stopped

A State Senate committee has rejected legislation that would overturn a law involving ultrasounds.

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Resentment To Panhellenic Conference Advice

Many University of Virginia students resent the advice being dispensed by the National Panhellenic Conference.

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UVA Hires Firm For Off-Grounds Security

UVA has hired a company to provide security in neighborhoods near the Grounds.

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Bill Linking Marijuana Derivatives To Epilepsy Clears Panel

A bill linking marijuana derivatives with epilepsy has been approved by a State Senate committee.

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Testimony To Expand State DNA Data Bank

Several people went before the Senate Courts and Justice Committee and the House Criminal Law Sub-committee on Wednesday to testify…

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Pot Bill Goes Up In Smoke

Bill would've made the maximum penalty for marijuana possession a $100 fine.

House Panel Rejects Minimum Wage Hike

A bill that would've raised the state's minimum wage from $7.25 to $10 an hour over the course of two years dies in committee.

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County Principals Discuss Importance Of Class Size

Principals tell Albemarle Superintendent and School Board about the importance of class sizes.

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Bill Protecting Gays In Workplace Advances

A State Senate committee approves legislation protecting gays in the workplace.

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Bob McDonnell Gets To Stay Out Of Jail

A federal appeals court has ruled that Bob McDonnell gets to stay out of jail for the time being.

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Senate Panel Rejects Gun Control Proposal

A committee of the State Senate has rejected gun control measures.

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Democrats, Republicans Promote Competing Plans

The General Assembly's Republicans and Democrats have rival plans to improve life for Virginians.

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Bill Dealing With Campus Sexual Assaults Advances

A bill that deals with campus sexual assaults remains alive in Richmond.

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Virginia March For Justice At State Capitol

Community activists, including Charlottesville area residents, mobilized for Virginia March For Justice.

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More Pledges At UVA Fraternities, Sororities

University of Virginia Greek houses have more students pledging them this semester.

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Virginia Republicans Pick New Chair

Virginia's Republican Party has chosen a new leader.

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State Senate Considers Bill Dealing With Primaries

The State Senate is considering a bill that would let a political party create the rules for its primary elections.

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