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Updated: Jurors Hear From 'Jackie's' Friends in Rolling Stone Trial

Update: Friday, Oct. 28 A jury in Charlottesville heard from the Deputy Managing Editor of Rolling Stone Magazine Thursday – the publication and one of its reporters, Sabrina Erdely, facing a $7.5 million defamation suite. Dean Seal, who’s covering the trial for the city’s daily newspaper, says Sean Cole admitted to mistakes.
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Many Congressional Districts in Virginia Don't Look to Be That Competitive

When voters head to the polls on Election Day, most will be focused on the presidential race. But every seat in the House of Representatives will be on the ballot too — although you might not have heard much about that. Michael Pope takes us to one of the many congressional districts in Virginia that’s NOT in play this year.
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Justices of the United States Supreme Court are set to hear a case from Virginia that could have dramatic consequences for how politicians draw the districts they represent.

Did Republicans illegally pack black voters into a handful of House of Delegates districts in Hampton Roads and Richmond? That’s the case justices of the United States Supreme Court will take up on December 5th.

Virginia legal expert Rich Kelsey says the case could end up being a landmark decision that creates new rules against racial gerrymandering. 

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump could not disagree more on climate change. Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, sees it as a real threat while Trump, the Republican, dismisses it as a hoax.

And because climate change can lead to rising sea level, among other things, their views on the subject are important to those who live and work on the Chesapeake Bay.

Women in the Field of Natural Resources

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The advent of the first female, major party presidential candidate comes at a time when women are still under represented in other traditionally male dominated professions. For example, careers in natural resources, from forest rangers to firefighters, have long been the province, mostly, of men.   As Robbie Harris tells us, this weekend, Virginia Tech is holding what may be the first ever conference for “Women in Natural Resources” to make sure people know it’s a field that’s open to all.  

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With President Obama heading out of office soon Virginia Republicans fear he’s preparing a slew of executive orders that could hurt the economy in the Commonwealth.

Election Officials Bracing for Armed Poll Watchers

Oct 27, 2016
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After the campaign headquarters of Jane Dittmar was visited by armed demonstrators recently, election officials across Virginia began asking about what will happen when people show up on Election Day with firearms. 

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At a meeting in Maine this week, Atlantic coast fisheries managers agreed to increase the catch for menhaden, a fish considered crucial to birds, other fish and by commercial watermen to catch crabs. It's also key to the remaining fish oil plant on the East Coast here in Virginia.  

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Virginia spends only 52% of the national average on community-based mental health according to a national non-profit called Mental Health America, ranking the state 38th compared to others. The news comes as a group co-chaired by Senator Creigh Deeds meets in Richmond to review goals for the legislative session which begins in January.  

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Remember when the mortgage loan industry almost brought down the global economy? Virginia Senator Mark Warner says we haven’t fully recovered from that, and he’s working to make long-term change. 

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Police will meet with school officials in Waynesboro today after a series of four bomb threats in the last month to the high school and Kate Collins Middle School.  In an automated call to parents, Principal Janet Buckheit urged parents to talk with their kids.

Two people are dead following a workplace shooting in Roanoke this morning.

Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones says the shooter died in apparent suicide, and one employee of FreightCar America was killed.  Three others were injured.


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