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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Senate Education And Health Committee
A push by home-schoolers to get their children onto Virginia's public school playing fields died in the General Assembly on Thursday, with Democrats leading the charge against the so-called "Tebow bill."
After Virginia's Senate Education and Health Committee passed a bill requiring women to undergo ultrasound imaging before having an abortion, Sen. Janet D. Howell went back to her hotel room, admittedly angry.
About a quarter of the way through the state's General Assembly session, Republicans thus far have flexed their strengthened muscles to advance legislation on redistricting, abortion and gun rights — with many Democrats left simply to stand and protest.
A bill to repeal a mandate that Virginia schools open after Labor Day failed to make it out of Senate committee Thursday morning.
The Senate Education and Health committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would require women to first undergo ultrasound imaging before having an abortion, a measure that had routinely died in the previously Democrat-led committee.
RICHMOND (AP) — The idea of even discussing a smoking ban for Virginia bars and restaurants was unthinkable just years ago, considering the state's earliest economy was based on tobacco. But anti-smoking groups and health advocates are again pushing for a law to end smoking in buildings where people eat and drink, and this year a governor is helping lead the charge.