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Fresh off a campaign shakeup, Donald Trump is facing new allegations that people who work for him are making questionable statements about Muslims online. 

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Many of Virginia’s colleges are back in session this week. Classes at Virginia Tech started Monday, the University of Virginia’s began today -- and Virginia Commonwealth University kicks things off tomorrow.

After Hours E-Mail Creates Special Kind of Stress

16 hours ago

If you feel like you’re working more hours than you used to, it may be because you ARE.  A new study finds getting emails after work hours, not only eats into your ‘off time’ it also causes a special kind of stress.  

It’s called ‘anticipatory stress.’  It’s not so much dealing with the actual email that comes in outside normal work hours.  It’s the worry that one might.

“ You know you never leave work behind so even when you’re at your kid’s soccer game you’re still checking your email or worrying about email that might come or thinking about an email that you got.”

UVA Battles Booze with a Better Party

Aug 22, 2016

Police in Charlottesville continue their search for a suspect in the rape of a young woman on the UVA campus early Saturday morning.  She was pulled from a sidewalk by a man wielding a knife.  It was an unhappy reminder of a problem that has plagued universities nationwide. 

To address the risk of sexual assault and the prevalence of binge drinking, administrators tried something new this year – hoping to protect incoming freshmen.

Associated Press

Governor Terry McAuliffe’s effort to restore voting rights to former felons is attracting some criticism from Republicans, who say the move a politically motivated effort to help his friend Hillary Clinton win the White House. 

Mallory Noe-Payne / WVTF

    

The fight to restore voting rights to Virginia’s felons has been a tug of war between Virginia’s Democratic Governor and state Republicans. Today, the governor gave his next big pull, announcing almost 13,000 individual restorations and laying out a path for more. 

Virginia Public Access Project

A question about 20th Century Virginia's most powerful politician has proven to be a surprising stumper on a mock 5th Grade quiz taken by over a thousand adults, and history, geography and technology working together have brought overwhelming numbers of Pokemon players to a small Virginia community. 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.

Taber Andrew Bain / Creative Commons

What’s the best way to protect people from predatory lending? One federal agency has a new proposal, but it’s getting mixed reviews — even among people who agree that something needs to be done. 

University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

With one in three American adults now classified as obese, the search is on for new explanations.  Health professionals have blamed excess consumption of sugar and fat coupled with a lack of exercise.  Now, an economist at the University of Virginia is speaking out.

New Direction For the New River

Aug 19, 2016
ReNew The New

The New River is, in fact, one of the oldest rivers on the planet. And because people have used waterways as dumps for centuries, The New got its share of trash over the years.  But thanks to dedicated volunteers, clean up efforts are paying off, like the one happening NEXT weekend; the annual, “ReNew The New.”  Robbie Harris reports.

Ann Goette is founder of ReNew the New.  She’s been coordinating river clean up events in Giles County for 15 years.

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