GRTC in Richmond Launches Training Program for Mechanics

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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.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Clears Another Hurdle

Jul 21, 2017

Opponents of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline got another setback today.  As expected, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved a final environmental impact statement. That means FERC agrees with the project’s promoters – that there is a real need for the pipeline, and it won’t  pollute rivers and streams.  Sandy Hausman reports on reaction from environmentalists.

The internet has upended the recording industry, the newspaper industry and the hotel industry. Now state regulators are looking at how to handle the latest industry to go online — cheap and easy high-interest loans.

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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

Jul 20, 2017
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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.


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