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The General Assembly approved a new four-year term Tuesday for the University of Virginia rector whose failed attempt to fire the school's president prompted a two-week campus revolt and a warning from an accrediting agency.
As the rest of Richmond is mired in fights over election rules and district boundaries that are fast drawing national attention, state Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II is quietly pushing his own bipartisan package of bills to address difficulties experienced by both candidates and voters in recent years.
The Virginia Senate Finance committee Tuesday morning killed a bill that would repeal state funding for low-income women to have abortions if a doctor determines their child will be born with a physical deformity or mental deficiency.
The Virginia House of Delegates on Friday signed off on a measure that would bar state funding for poor women seeking abortions in cases in which a baby would be born with an incapacitating deformity or mental deficiency.
Five of the six plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to throw control of Virginia's congressional redistricting process to the courts have either contributed to or worked for Democrats in the past decade, despite claims that the legal action is not linked to the party.
RICHMOND — College students are pushing for their schools to allow them to carry guns on campus, saying they should have the right to protect themselves in a situation like the one in which 32 Virginia Tech students and faculty were fatally shot.
"They wish to put this behind them," Mr. Cole said.
He said that while she admits things could have been handled better procedurally, most board members were dissatisfied with Ms. Sullivan's performance.