Taking the Measure of Solitude in the Wilderness

2 hours ago
Kurt Holtz

People are drawn to wilderness areas for many reasons; like hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, or camping, but another attraction is; solitude.  

On a hike in southwest Virginia’s Mountain Lake Robbie Harris met a ranger who was actually measuring the amount of solitude to be had out there.  

Storytelling is as old as the human race; from cave paintings and tales told around a fire to modern day messages beamed across satellites, there has always been a desire to communicate personal experiences and insights.  One Roanoke woman is making that happen in her hometown, creating a place to share life’s moments.   

AP Photo / Cliff Owen

Democrats are eager to fight for the blue-collar voters who once made up the core of their base, voters who sided with Trump last year. Now they have a new platform of issues to attract those voters, and Democrats chose Virginia as the staging ground to launch that attack against the Republicans. 

Tim Kaine's Health Care Plan: Reinsurance

6 hours ago
AP Photo / Andrew Harnik

In Washington, leaders in both parties are at odds over how to move forward on health care. One senator who is trying to seize the moment is Democrat Tim Kaine, who says he has a plan to move forward.

Michael Pope

The first of three debates for governor is scheduled for this weekend, when Democrat Ralph Northam will square off with Republican Ed Gillespie at the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs. But there’s one candidate who’s not invited to the party.

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Virginia’s two major-party candidates for governor duked it out over the weekend in the first of three debates.

Virginia launched a new PR campaign Monday to draw attention to the state’s quickly growing computer science industry. The campaign ties in neatly with Richmond Tech Week, which also kicked off Monday.

Virginia Public Access Project

The past few years have been difficult for honeybees with thousands of colonies dying every winter but Virginia is working on a plan to help these important pollinators stay alive. And, the Virginia Department of Transportation hopes to attract more research on self-driving cars to Virginia by opening sections of the state's interstate highways to companies building and testing autonomous vehicles. 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.

Dominion Energy

The University of Virginia was not the first campus in the Commonwealth to go solar, betting on the sun for much of the power it needs.

GRTC in Richmond Launches Training Program for Mechanics

19 hours ago
U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman

 

 

Public transportation plays a big role in a community -- helping people get to and from work and school. But now Richmond’s public transport agency is trying something new: workforce development.

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