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As Virginia’s candidates for governor prep for their first debate this weekend, there’s some disagreement over how many more debates there should be. Democrat Ralph Northam has agreed to three, but Republican Ed Gillespie is pushing for more.



The disabled and elderly often rely on public transportation to get them where they need to go. Now, Richmond officials are hoping to make things a bit easier by partnering with a local tech start-up.  

'Nuestras Historias' Explores Richmond's Latino Community

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There are approximately 100,000 Latinos in the Richmond area, and across the state the population has skyrocketed in recent years. This summer, a museum in Richmond is exploring the Latino experience with a new exhibit.

During his last few months as governor, Terry McAullife is taking stock of his time in office — especially on action on mental health. Michael Pope has the story.

Virginia Agriculture Jumps By 30% in Four Years

Jul 18, 2017
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Virginia’s largest industry is agriculture, and it’s only getting larger. That’s according to new numbers released Tuesday. Mallory Noe-Payne was at the capitol for the announcement and filed this report.

Northam Calls for Expansion to UVA College at Wise

Jul 18, 2017
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Virginia’s Democratic candidate for Governor is renewing calls to expand higher education in southwest Virginia.

Michael Pope

The race for governor has more than two candidates, although the third man in the race is getting far less attention. Michael Pope spent some time with him on the campaign trail.

Real Life Cowboy Stars in Cville Opera's Oklahoma

Jul 17, 2017
Charlottesville Opera

Charlottesville Opera is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with two very different productions and cast members from wildly different backgrounds.  Sandy Hausman has a preview of the summer season.

Could Courts Stop The Pipelines?

Jul 17, 2017

Last week, Virginia’s Supreme Court upheld a state law that allows natural gas companies to survey private property without the owner’s permission for a proposed pipeline, but legal experts say landowners could still block construction as Sandy Hausman reports.

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For most electricity consumers, it's a one way street. Your utility sells it to you and you pay your bill each month based on how much you use.   But that’s changing.  Soon, rooftop solar producers could play a role in making the power grid more resilient to outages. Robbie Harris reports. 


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