Women: "I'm Gonna Be an Engineer"

8 hours ago

Even though a little more than half of all college students are female, in engineering they comprise just 20- percent of the class. Studies suggest it’s not that girls aren’t interested in the field.   There’s more to it than that. 

One Woman's Mission to Aid Puerto Rico

20 hours ago

Tired of waiting for the federal government or the Red Cross to step in, some Virginians are stepping up – doing what they can for the people of Puerto Rico.  

AP Photo / Steve Helber, File

During the election season, Virginia’s two major-party candidates for governor have clashed on everything from environmental issues to health care. This week a new division is emerging on education policy.

Obama to Campaign in Richmond For Ralph Northam

Oct 18, 2017
Julio Cortez / AP



Former president Barack Obama will be in Richmond Thursday. As an effort to get out the vote in this year’s race for Governor, he’s hitting the campaign trail with Democratic candidate Ralph Northam.

Institute of Contemporary Art Sets Opening Date in April

Oct 18, 2017
Courtesy of VCU



Virginia Commonwealth University announced Tuesday that Virginia's newest art museum, the Institute for Contemporary Art in Richmond, will open this Spring. The museum has also reached its $37 million fundraising goal.

State Legislators Taking Closer Look At Biosolids

Oct 18, 2017
Pamela D'Angelo

Unless you're a farmer or an avid gardener, you probably don't know much about fertilizers. You put some down and your lawn gets greener and your tomatoes bigger.

For people living next door to a farm field, fertilizers have become a worry as some farmers use treated human waste to enrich their soil. 

Students Enroll in Surprising Course

Oct 17, 2017
Christine Kueter, UVA School of Nursing

It’s no surprise when courses on American film, comic books, circus arts and psychology fill up, but at the University of Virginia one of the most difficult subjects is also attracting a crowd.  

Steve Helber / AP



Virginia’s Attorney General has sued the Trump administration five times. He’s challenged the president’s decision to end DACA, the so-called Muslim Ban, and the recent decision to end subsidies that help poor Virginians afford health insurance.

Now Mark Herring is up for re-election, and criticized for being too political.

National Science Foundation / LIGO / Sonoma State University / A. Simonnet

Astronomers and astrophysicists alike are abuzz this week over a cosmic event that occurred millions of years ago.

(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

The latest polls are showing a mixed picture in the hotly contested race for governor. Democrat Ralph Northam has a small but consistent lead against Republican Ed Gillespie in two new polls.


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