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Why One Virginia City’s Teen Pregnancy Rate Dropped By 70 Percent

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Nationally, teen pregnancy rates have fallen to historic lows. Here in Virginia nowhere has the change been more drastic than in Petersburg. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

Click here to read the Virginia Department of Health announcement.

Click here to read the Pew Research Center report on falling teen pregnancy rates.

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Va News Topics: Petersburg Christmas Parade, Arlington to D.C. Gondola

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The cash-strapped City of Petersburg will have a Christmas parade this year, but it was a very close call, and within a few years commuters and tourists may be riding a gondola  from Arlington County to hard-to-reach Georgetown in D.C. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project’s Va News link at vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

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Va News Topics: Prince William County Walk of Fame, Tax Delinquents Called Out

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It’s not as flashy as the Hollywood version but Prince William County says its Walk of Fame will bring overdue recognition to those who’ve helped to build the community, and one Virginia city in need of revenue is calling out tax delinquents in public.  Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project’s Va News link at vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

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Petersburg’s Financial Woes Worry State Lawmakers

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Petersburg has a looming deadline for a $1.4 million bill to the state. That’s just one concern of many when it comes to the city’s pressing financial problems. Virginia’s lawmakers are starting to wonder how the city’s finances will affect the state. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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