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Do tougher DUI laws matter? (access required)

Following last Thursday’s House of Delegates passage of a DUI bill that would make Virginia’s drunken driving laws among the strongest in the nation (see sidebar), the question arises of how effective the measure would be if signed into law. ...

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Mentor program underway (access required)

A mentoring program for Richmond youths, which is run through the city’s juvenile courts, is now underway. The program kicked off last week with a training session for the first group of mentors, who were recruited by the Richmond and ...

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Assisted suicide laws debated (access required)

When people who are terminally ill wish to end their suffering, they sometimes ask their doctors for help in dying. But doctors who heed their patients’ calls for help may later find themselves prosecuted. In the past, proposals to legalize ...

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