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Fewer children dying from accidents

Fewer children are dying from accidents in Virginia and across the country, according to reports issued by state officials and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The death rate from unintentional injuries for Virginians age 19 and younger fell 45 percent from 2000 to 2009, new figures showed.

Bars aren’t happy over social media ad ban

Bars and restaurants had hoped that the General Assembly would pass a law letting them advertise happy hour specials using social media. But the bill’s sponsor has decided to pull the plug on his proposal for this legislative session.