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Virginia’s Confederate past has drawn the attention of both white supremacists and the groups that oppose them. There’s still a lot of mystery surrounding those groups, sometimes known as “antifa." Now one author is trying to shed some light on the movement.

Michael Pope

Republican members of the General Assembly have stopped efforts to close the gun show loophole for years. But now a new generation of Republican candidates may indicate a shift in the momentum.

In our increasingly technological society, science is a major source of new information, especially in a place like Blacksburg, where Virginia Tech is coming up with scientific discoveries all the time.  But if all that new knowledge is not communicated clearly, does it make an impact?  

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A Congressman from Virginia is in Africa this week, working to secure the release of two Sudanese pastors imprisoned by their government. Seven of the pastors’ family members have already arrived in Virginia as refugees.

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Will Virginia become home to a second headquarters for Amazon? That’s a question that’s consuming economic development officials right now. But it’s also become an issue on the campaign trail for the Executive Mansion.

Popular Tourist Stop On The Chesapeake Bay To Close

Sep 21, 2017
Pamela D'Angelo

For decades now, tourists have stopped midway on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to stand at the mouth of the Bay. They watch cargo and military ships, and if they're lucky, a nuclear sub glide by before ducking into the restaurant for some freshly fried flounder and hush puppies. But the restaurant will become history at the end of the month.

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This weekend, Virginia Tech football not only looks to improve to a 4-0 start, but also to take time to honor a former player who many say is responsible for putting the program on the map. 

But the decision to induct Michael Vick into the school’s sports Hall of Fame has created a split between fans who stand by the school, and staunch opponents, some of them former fans, who question the university’s integrity.

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Every candidate has a something to overcome. So what are the weaknesses the two major party candidates for governor have heading into the fall election season?

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Virginia’s lawmakers are preparing for another busy legislative year. One topic on the agenda: how to better serve children who face violence or trauma at home.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Now that the White House has appointed two new members to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the way is clear for approval of two proposed pipelines here in Virginia, but a new report from Oil Change International suggests the agency should go slow.

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