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A coalition of housing advocates is working together to reduce evictions across Virginia. According to a recent report, five of the top ten large US cities with high eviction rates are in the commonwealth.

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There has been increased national scrutiny of the cash bail system, which critics say creates a debtor’s prison for those who can’t afford to fork over money to a bail-bondsman.  Now that debate has erupted in Virginia.

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A commission at Washington and Lee University was tasked with examining the school’s history. A report issued Friday made a number of recommendations. But it stops short of calling for a removal of Lee’s name.

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The City of Martinsville wants to keep information about a failed attempt to build a medical school secret. And Richmond is now allowing people with mobile phones into its courthouse.

The Virginia Folklife Apprentice Program opened its doors to the public this month – showing some surprising arts and crafts from around the Commonwealth. 

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The cost of renting property in Virginia has historically been well above the national average. But recent years have seen a shift.

Journalists are used to reporting on tragedies of all kinds.  But the story of a 5-year-old Pulaski boy, who died after falling into a septic tank 3 years ago, has stayed with two Roanoke Times Reporters. Now they just released a podcast series that explores the nuances and backstories of the sad saga that are not always visible in black and white.  It's called SEPTIC. 

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Net neutrality has become one of the hottest issues in Washington, and the debate is likely to come to a campaign trail near you.

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It’s been nearly two years since Jens Soering, a former honors student at the University of Virginia, asked the governor’s office for a pardon.  Soering was convicted in the bloody murders of his girlfriend’s parents, but for more than 30 years he’s maintained his innocence.  A growing body of evidence suggests he’s telling the truth, but  the governor and the parole board have yet to decide on his request. 

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The opioid crisis continues to plague Virginia, and some are hoping members of the General Assembly might be able to take action to do something about it.

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