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Animal-related bills pass General Assembly

With the 2014 Virginia General Assembly session officially over, animal activists and lovers around the state can celebrate four major legislative wins.

New law requires Virginians to present valid ID before voting

Late last Friday afternoon, Gov. McDonnell signed legislation that requires all prospective voters to present a valid form of identification before casting his or her vote. While many Republicans argue that the measure is a necessary prevention of voter fraud, many Democrats argue that it amounts to voter suppression.

Governor signs six bills to combat cancer

Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday ceremonially signed six pieces of legislation that will further cancer-related research, treatment and education.

UPDATE: Over 1,000 protest for women’s rights outside of Capitol today

Over 1,000 people lined the walkways outside the Capitol this afternoon in a silent protest against several pieces of legislation making their way through the General Assembly that would strip women of reproductive rights.