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Schools’ accreditation mixed
County: 10 of 14 schools achieve full accreditation
By AMANDA ALDERMAN - Bulletin Staff Writer

Ten of the 14 schools in Henry County are fully accredited, and four are accredited with warning, according to information released Tuesday by the Virginia Department of Education.

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City: All four schools are accredited with warning
By AMANDA ALDERMAN - Bulletin Staff Writer

All the Martinsville schools are accredited with warning, according to data released Tuesday by the Virginia Department of Education.

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Hospitals face budget decisions

RICHMOND (AP) — With an expansion of Medicaid in Virginia all but pronounced dead, the state’s hospitals and health care systems are bracing for tough decisions on how to balance their budgets.

Lawmakers are holding a special legislative session on the topic starting Thursday, but there’s been no sign that Republican opposition to Medicaid expansion has wavered. And Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has conceded that he lacks the executive power to expand the federally funded program on his own.

Not adding 400,000 low-income adults to the ranks of Virginia’s insured has now left the state’s health care industry with some painful decisions.

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Dental school dean says local clinic is top for students
By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff Writer

The Community Dental Clinic in Martinsville “is always at the top of the list” among the 10-20 locations in the commonwealth where fourth-year Virginia Commonwealth University dental students do community service-learning experiences (rotations).

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Dental foundation and VCU honor Harvest Foundation
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The Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation and the Virginia Commonwealth School of Dentistry on Tuesday presented The Harvest Foundation with the “Platinum Award for Exceptional Leadership in Improving Oral Health.”

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Business caucus learns of area’s needs
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By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Want to help boost the Martinsville area’s economy? Provide some state funding to a new medical school in development here, a local businessman told lawmakers Tuesday.

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Dunham’s sets job fair
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Dunham’s Sports, the retail sporting goods chain coming to the Liberty Fair Mall, is holding a job fair today and Thursday to fill about 50 positions.

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