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Lots of talk but no action on the floor of the Virginia Senate Tuesday.

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Advocates for uranium mining have given up the fight of changing state law in Richmond. Now they’re taking their case to the Supreme Court in Washington.

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Scholars from Washington and Lee and the University of Richmond are sharing a surprising discovery – showing and explaining ancient graffiti online. 

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Several white supremacists have been tried and sentenced for violent acts in Charlottesville on August 12th, but no one has been charged with assaults that occurred the night before on the University of Virginia campus. 

Now, a law professor and two of her students are asking the Commonwealth’s Attorney to prosecute those who carried burning torches across the school’s historic lawn. 

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Last week, police in Richmond shot and killed an unarmed man who was charging at an officer. The incident has renewed calls for more transparency around policing.

Earlier this year, Richmond agreed to release monthly data on complaints against officers, as well as use of force by officers. But some community advocates are asking for more.

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Homelessness among veterans is down in Virginia, way down.

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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.

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