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A Congressman from Virginia is in Africa this week, working to secure the release of two Sudanese pastors imprisoned by their government. Seven of the pastors’ family members have already arrived in Virginia as refugees.

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Will Virginia become home to a second headquarters for Amazon? That’s a question that’s consuming economic development officials right now. But it’s also become an issue on the campaign trail for the Executive Mansion.

Popular Tourist Stop On The Chesapeake Bay To Close

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Pamela D'Angelo

For decades now, tourists have stopped midway on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to stand at the mouth of the Bay. They watch cargo and military ships, and if they're lucky, a nuclear sub glide by before ducking into the restaurant for some freshly fried flounder and hush puppies. But the restaurant will become history at the end of the month.

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This weekend, Virginia Tech football not only looks to improve to a 4-0 start, but also to take time to honor a former player who many say is responsible for putting the program on the map. 

But the decision to induct Michael Vick into the school’s sports Hall of Fame has created a split between fans who stand by the school, and staunch opponents, some of them former fans, who question the university’s integrity.

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Every candidate has a something to overcome. So what are the weaknesses the two major party candidates for governor have heading into the fall election season?

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Virginia’s lawmakers are preparing for another busy legislative year. One topic on the agenda: how to better serve children who face violence or trauma at home.

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Now that the White House has appointed two new members to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the way is clear for approval of two proposed pipelines here in Virginia, but a new report from Oil Change International suggests the agency should go slow.

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The major party candidates for governor met for a televised debate Tuesday night.  They sparred over taxes, healthcare and Confederate monuments, among other topics.

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Following the latest twists and turns in the ongoing saga of the Affordable Care Act can be difficult. As Michael Pope reports, that’s because the story has more twists and turns than a soap opera.

Education Programs Aim to Keep Migrant Families Together

Sep 19, 2017
Pamela D'Angelo

Each year migrant workers travel up the coast spending part of the season in Virginia's tomato and potato fields and poultry houses. Moving means their children miss school, so federal grants allow states to fund summer school programs to keep them caught up. The Eastern Shore has Virginia's largest population of migrant workers, but a majority are no longer able to bring their families.


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