Republicans and Democrats are both targeting certain races for the House of Delegates this year, hoping to invest in retaining seats or in some cases flipping them to the other side.

Virginia Public Access Project

A court ruling in Virginia has reaffirmed the right of sheriffs to fire deputies for political reasons. And, the question of tolls to finance improvements on Interstate 81 in western Virginia is back. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at

Federal Aviation rules prohibit commercial drones from flying over people. But last week, Federal Aviation Administration granted the first waiver of its kind to CNN, allowing it to fly the aircraft over crowds for newsgathering. Drone safety remains a concern as more unpiloted vehicles take to the skies.

Virginia's Representatives Weigh In on Tax Reform

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Lawmakers who represent the Commonwealth in Washington are engaged in a fierce debate over tax reform. 

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Voters will face some stark choices when they vote for governor next month. The two major party candidates are on opposite ends of numerous issues from environmental issues to health care.

Dwight Bigler

Oct 20, 2017
Virginia Tech

Kevin Sanders interviews Dwight Bigler, Director of the Blacksburg Master Chorale and VT Choirs for the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts. 

Obama Lends Star Power to Virginia Democrats

Oct 19, 2017
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Democrats in Richmond are energized after a visit from former President Barack Obama. Obama headlined a rally in support of the Democratic ticket for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. Officials estimate about 7,500 people attended.

Coming to Your Neighborhood? Bat BnBs!

Oct 19, 2017

With cooler weather here in Virginia, bats head into attics or caves where it’s cool enough to slow their metabolism for hibernation -- but warm enough to prevent freezing. In the spring they’ll emerge, looking for a hot spot, and some will find deluxe accommodations in special houses developed by a Virginia man.  

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

The presidential election of 2016 left many Americans wondering if there was any way to bridge some deep cultural divides in this country.  How could Mexican Americans, for example, find common ground with coal miners from Appalachia?  

Michael Pope

Health officials across Virginia are bracing for the worst while also helping people feel their best.


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