Virginia to study benefits of mental health screening for school children

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Luanne Rife – The Roanoke Times – 3/4/15 – Source Last summer, Del. Joseph Yost, R-Pearisburg, invited educators, guidance counselors, school nurses and parents to a meeting to talk about his idea to begin screening all public school children for signs of mental illness. “I told them what I wanted to do, and they freaked out. Not that they thought … Read More

Virginia Senate passes bill to simplify Montgomery County elections

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Mike Gangloff – The Roanoke Times – 2/25/15 – Source The General Assembly has approved changes to Montgomery County’s voting map that should make running elections at least somewhat easier. The borders of the districts for various state and local offices cross in complicated ways in Montgomery County, which has resulted in an array of “split” precincts that have confused … Read More

Our view: No secret ballot for these voters

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The Roanoke Times – 2/24/15 – Source The General Assembly has done many foolish and even sometimes outrageous things this year — no different than any other year, probably — but at least the foolishness and even the outrages have had explanations behind them, even if they weren’t very good ones. The legislature gave the state’s two biggest utilities permission … Read More

Previous News Archive

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March 5, 2015 – “Virginia to study benefits of mental health screening for school children” http://www.roanoke.com/news/politics/general_assembly/virginia-to-study-benefits-of-mental-health-screening-for-school/article_168256b4-2126-5c1c-b3fe-a4d5ef860639.html February 27, 2015 – “Lawmakers say General Assembly session was a success” http://www.wdbj7.com/video/lawmakers-say-general-assembly-session-was-a-success/31531860 February 25, 2015 – “Virginia Senate passes bill to simplify Montgomery County elections” http://www.roanoke.com/news/politics/montgomery_county/virginia-senate-passes-bill-to-simplify-montgomery-county-elections/article_24584a06-71b8-587e-afb3-163e11dda872.html February 24, 2015 – “Our View: No secret ballot for these voters” http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-no-secret-ballot-for-these-voters/article_f7029c3c-0bae-599d-ac35-b1e96dbf085c.html February 24, 2015 – … Read More