State Legislators Taking Closer Look At Biosolids

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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

20 hours ago

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.  

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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.

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

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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.

Virginia has a reputation as a state with low taxes and a friendly business environment. A new study challenges that reputation, however.

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Hurricane Harvey put Houston back in the headlines,  but a hundred years ago the city made news for a very different reason.  Black soldiers at Fort Logan had gone on a rampage, prompting the largest murder trial in U.S. history.  Now, a Virginia man is trying to clear their names.

A surprising new book hits the market this week-- written and illustrated by a young couple from Charlottesville.  It’s called Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That Will Improve and/or Ruin Everything.  

Cotton Yield Almost Double Last Year's

Oct 16, 2017
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Most areas of Virginia saw little to no rain for all of September, and that’s actually been a good thing for many farmers.

 

Farmers who need a dry spell to harvest were thrilled with this year’s summer and fall weather patterns. For cotton, it’s meant a 90-percent jump in production from last year.

Two Weeks after Vegas, NRA Begins Airing Ads in Virginia

Oct 16, 2017

 

Almost exactly two weeks after the deadly Las Vegas shooting, ads from the National Rifle Assocation have hit Virginia’s airwaves.

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