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There are an estimated 700,000 people in this country who consider themselves transgender.  Add in those who are openly gay, lesbian or bisexual and the number rises to nine million.  They find growing acceptance in society, but many people – including doctors and nurses -- remain uncomfortable when dealing with the LGBT community.  That’s why UVA is hosting a special conference on May 10th. 

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Charlottesville High School’s orchestra won four of the top prizes at a national competition in Orlando last week, but that was just the start of their adventure.

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Congressman Bob Goodlatte may be on his way out of Congress. But he’s not ready for his swan song yet.



Despite already being one month into overtime, state lawmakers will wait until mid May to restart budget negotiations. Leaders in the Senate say they want updated data on tax collections before they dive back in.


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Governor Ralph Northam says opponents of two natural gas pipelines should let the Department of Environmental Quality do its job.

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As the politics of 2018 heat up, money is flooding in from across the country.


Law students around the state are demanding a change in Virginia’s Bar Exam. They say a question that asks for mental health history has a chilling effect on future lawyers. The push comes after the American Bar Association recently recommended states re-evaluate whether to ask for the sensitive information.

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For some Americans, salt can be deadly.  Their bodies store too much of it, putting them at increased risk for serious medical problems.  At the University of Virginia scientists are working on ways to test for salt sensitivity.

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The family of an infant who died two years ago while under watch of Rockbridge County Child Protective Services is suing the county and state Department of Social Services.


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