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Tiffany Lee: The college student and young professional

One thing I’ve learned about domestic violence is that if you don’t know the red flags, you won’t see them when they are waved in front of your face.

Survivors of Murdered Victims club

“He made me feel beautiful and unappreciated by others. Then he became jealous and controlling. My fear! His threats! My shame! Then…he murdered me! HEAR my words. SEE the signs. BECOME PROACTIVE in domestic violence awareness!"

Sonja Holt: The overcomer/advocate

A passion grew inside of me and I knew that I wanted to help others, speak out and dispel age old myths about domestic violence.

LJ: The bag lady

I still loved him and that should’ve been enough to carry us through any crisis, I thought.

Aynoit Asher: The battered mom turned healer

I left. I walked out with the clothes on my back. I didn't know where I was going or if my family would help.

VCU launches journal on prison education and reentry

The Journal of Prison Education and Reentry (JPER), a peer-reviewed, open-access periodical, launches Oct. 13, timed to coincide with International Day of Education in Prison

Henrico crematorium fire sparked by 500-pound body

A fire that damaged the roof at Southside Cremation Services on Crump Street in eastern Henrico was likely sparked by a “rather large body,” according to fire investigators.

Va.'s majority-black 3rd district map rejected

Virginia legislators packed too many black voters into one congressional district in order to make adjacent districts safer for Republican incumbents, a federal court ruled this week.

Va. executive order meant to protect gay couples

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has signed Executive Order #30, directing all Virginia state agencies, authorities, commissions and other entities to make the necessary policy changes to comply with yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision not to review the Fourth Circuit ...

Six local cities designated as high intensity drug-trafficking areas

Newport News, Hampton, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach were recently designated as high intensity drug-trafficking areas.

Va. highlights resources for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The first step in addressing domestic violence is acknowledging, as a society, that it is a problem and accepting the responsibility of addressing it, said Va. Attorney General Mark R. Herring.

DOL grants to Va. colleges will aid job training

Virginia State University received $3,249,817 to provide training in the wireless industry for veterans, dislocated and underemployed workers, which includes the Warriors4Wireless program, one of only two such programs in the U.S

Virginia voters back U.S. military strikes on ISIS, Ebola deployment

A strong, bipartisan majority of Virginia voters approve of President Barack Obama’s military campaign against Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria,

Chesapeake School Board blames state for SOL troubles

Chesapeake School Board members are blaming state lawmakers for the school division’s latest Standards of Learning scores and for the possibility of its schools losing accreditation.

Portsmouth bus drivers protest irksome work conditions

Portsmouth school bus drivers are griping that stressful working conditions that threaten job security and bus safety have shaped due to low pay and a lack of support.

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