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Amy Rutherford, Nicole McGrew and Victoria Vergason of Visit Alexandria highlight Shop Small Business week.

Virginia lawmakers to consider reducing penalty for assaulting police

Virginia lawmakers plan to take up dozens of criminal justice reforms during a special legislative session this week, but one proposal in particular is expected to spark an intense battle: a push to change a law that allows police to charge people with felony assault even if the arresting officers are not seriously hurt.