Recycling Graduation Caps and Gowns

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It’s that happy time of year when seniors are graduating.  For most, that means investing in a cap and gown – an outfit that might never be worn again.  In Charlottesville, journalist Ashley Botkin wrote a column offering ten ways to recycle your traditional graduation garb.

 

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court dealt another blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries on Thursday, siding with groups that say the policy illegally targets Muslims.

Cville Won't Jail or Fine Pot Smokers

52 minutes ago

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently called on federal prosecutors to impose maximum charges against people arrested for drug offenses, but in one Virginia city prosecutors are headed in the opposite direction.  Sandy Hausman says neither man running for  Commonwealth’s Attorney in Charlottesville would jail or fine people for possession of pot.

Jeff Fogel is a surprising candidate.  The 72-year-old attorney who has represented many low-income people at no charge  admits he never considered going into politics.

Pamela D'Angelo

Previous presidents weren't exactly environmentally friendly. Roosevelt's Civil Conservation Corps dug ditches to drain pristine New England marshes so farmers could harvest salt marsh hay. Here in Virginia, George Washington drained the swamp, literally, to log the Great Dismal Swamp. Now, slowly, the damage is being undone with the help of Hurricane Sandy funding.

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The death of a 4-year old in Orange County is sparking a new discussion about gun safety. Michael Pope has the story.

Normal is a Cycle on a Washing Machine

May 24, 2017

One in 68 children in this country is somewhere on the Autism spectrum.  But thanks to a better understanding of people with what’s called ‘neurodiversity,’ more and more are graduating from high school and college and going on to good jobs and fulfilling lives.

UVA's Code ANA Teaches Schools About Food Allergies

May 23, 2017

Each year in this country, 200,000 people require emergency medical care for an allergic reaction to food, and experts say the problem is growing.  Nearly 6 million children under the age of 18 have food allergies – one in 13 or roughly two in every classroom.   That’s why the University of Virginia has developed a special training program for teachers.  It’s being tested in and around Charlottesville and could soon be offered nationwide.  Sandy Hausman has that story.

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Until this week, Virginia’s marketplace for subsidized health-insurance has been relatively healthy, with seven providers offering plans next year in all parts of the state. But as Michael Pope reports, that all could change in the next few weeks.

Brendan Reynolds

Chesapeake Bay advocates got a shock when President Donald Trump proposed zeroing EPA’s Chesapeake Bay program out of the federal budget. That shock eased some when Congress agreed to a stopgap spending measure that saved the money for now. But, that's only good until September. Reporters from Chesapeake: A Journalism Collaborative decided to see what the loss of that money would mean in practical terms for the Bay clean-up.

Mini-Mob Attacks Alt-Right Leader on Cville Mall

May 22, 2017

Charlottesville is still dealing with the fallout from a white supremacist rally and counter demonstration earlier this month.  This past weekend trouble erupted on the downtown mall as a small but angry crowd confronted one  Alt-Right organizer.  Sandy Hausman has that story.

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