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During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - VA: Women's

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia has long been known as the place for lovers, and if some have their way, it may also be known as the state where "Peace Begins at Home." The General Assembly is considering a new license plate with that motto, to help promote and encourage healthy relationships. State Sen.

RICHMOND, Va. - From veterans facing foreclosure to domestic violence victims in need of protection, the number of people who qualify for legal assistance in Virginia is on the rise. Legal Aid offers services that help people who can't afford to pay hefty attorney fees to better navigate the often-c

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia has come a long way when it comes to assisting with domestic and sexual violence issues. This weekend, the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance will review its progress in the past 30 years, while honoring 30 individuals for their work in education, protection

RICHMOND, Va. - "Passing the plate" could have a whole new meaning if those hoping to prevent sexual and domestic abuse in Virginia have their way. A drive by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, along with members of the General Assembly and private sector partners, to get a s

RICHMOND, Va. - Tough times call for even tougher measures, and one Virginia organization is working with a national campaign called "Half in Ten" to cut poverty rates in half over ten years. Holly Coy, director of programs for The Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, says that while this

RICHMOND, Va. - The outrage generated by the murder of a University of Virginia lacrosse player has sparked a bipartisan effort to make it easier to get a protective order in the state. The measure, to overhaul the protective order procedure, was signed into law on Friday with a goal of protecting m

RICHMOND, Va. - Whether it's one teenager stalking another via cellphone texting - or "sexting," as it's known - emotional abuse, physical assault or date rape, Virginia domestic violence prevention programs have their hands full. In an annual one-day nationwide census last fall, 19 percent of Virgi

RICHMOND, Va. - January is National Stalking Awareness Month, and in Virginia the issue is getting attention in the General Assembly with two bills that, in part, aim to give better protections to victims. Gena Boyle is with the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. She says there h

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