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Virginia Democrats are planning to make a show of force during President Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress tonight. As Michael Pope reports, both Virginia senators are bringing politically charged guests.

A Year in Recovery for Appomattox County

16 hours ago

It’s been year since a devastating tornado event occurred in Appomattox County. Nick Gilmore gives us this report on how the county has responded in the year that has passed and why the future looks bright.

VCU Students Fill Journalism Void in Richmond

17 hours ago
Virginia Commonwealth Univesity

Now that state lawmakers have wrapped up their business in Richmond, two dozen students at Virginia Commonwealth University are breathing a sigh of relief.  VCU is one of a handful of schools filling a huge gap created by shrinking budgets for state news coverage.  Sandy Hausman reports on this eager army of junior journalists.

Virginia Public Access Project

A northern Virginia county plans to stop residents from adding lions, monkeys and other exotic animals to their households. And, a judge in Norfolk has called several hundred people to account for failure to show up for jury duty. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at vpap.org.

Steve Helber / AP

Lawmakers are back in their districts this morning after a breakneck General Assembly session in Richmond. What did they accomplish? Michael Pope takes this look at the 2017 session.

State Lawmakers Unite to Address Opioid Abuse

Feb 24, 2017
Ted S. Warren / AP

 

During this year’s General Assembly session, lawmakers fought bitterly over several controversial issues — things like restoring voting rights to former felons or the availability of abortion services. But one issue had lawmakers from both parties working together with the governor: Virginia’s opioid problem. 

Final Week at the General Assembly: Gearing Up for Election 2017

Feb 23, 2017
Steve Helber / AP

 

Lawmakers in Richmond are about to put the finishing touches on a lightning-fast General Assembly session, seeming a bit like it's over before it really began. RadioIQ host spoke with reporter Michael Pope to break it all down.

Virginia's Congressmen Take Different Approaches to Constituent Demands

Feb 23, 2017
Steve Helber / AP

 

After a whirlwind first month of the new Congress lawmakers took a recess this week, and many are facing the music back home. Constituents have gotten vocal, and are demanding face time. 

NOAA

 

Parts of the Potomac River near the Chesapeake Bay are being considered for a national marine sanctuary designation. That’s because the remains of more than 100 World War I wooden steamships lay just below the surface. 

 

A panel of Virginia and Maryland watermen, though, are suspicious of the designation and how it might affect their livelihood. 

Another Year, Same Results at the General Assembly

Feb 23, 2017
Steve Helber / AP

In Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe is breaking out the veto pen — killing many of the same bills he vetoed last year and the year before that. Michael Pope has this look at Groundhog Day at the General Assembly.

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