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Blockchain technology could become the next great communications platform. It promises to provide both transparency and security to transactions of all kinds. And Blacksburg, Virginia is poised to become a center for its development.

A "No Stink" Celebration in Cville

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You rarely hear the words “sewage” and “picnic” in the same sentence, but strange things happen in Charlottesville.  The local water and sewer authority hosted a mid-day party this week to celebrate the end of the odors caused by a sewage treatment facility. 

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The number of refugee placements has declined dramatically since President Trump took office. And, that has an impact on economies across Virginia.

At a time when many universities are raising rates and cutting back on spending, Liberty University in Lynchburg is booming.  The private, Christian school is wrapping up more than a dozen major construction projects in less than a decade. 

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Lots of talk but no action on the floor of the Virginia Senate Tuesday.

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Advocates for uranium mining have given up the fight of changing state law in Richmond. Now they’re taking their case to the Supreme Court in Washington.

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Scholars from Washington and Lee and the University of Richmond are sharing a surprising discovery – showing and explaining ancient graffiti online. 

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Several white supremacists have been tried and sentenced for violent acts in Charlottesville on August 12th, but no one has been charged with assaults that occurred the night before on the University of Virginia campus. 

Now, a law professor and two of her students are asking the Commonwealth’s Attorney to prosecute those who carried burning torches across the school’s historic lawn. 

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Last week, police in Richmond shot and killed an unarmed man who was charging at an officer. The incident has renewed calls for more transparency around policing.

Earlier this year, Richmond agreed to release monthly data on complaints against officers, as well as use of force by officers. But some community advocates are asking for more.

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Homelessness among veterans is down in Virginia, way down.

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