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Charlottesville To Cover Confederate Statues After Anger Boils Over At Council Meeting

The Charlottesville City Council voted to drape two Confederate statues in black fabric during a chaotic meeting packed with irate residents who screamed and cursed at councilors over the city's response to a white nationalist rally.

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Across Virginia, the cost of higher education is skyrocketing.

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Parents have all heard the advice: you’re not supposed to sleep with your newborn baby. According to the CDC, in 2015, an estimated 900 infants died from preventable sleep-related accidents.

Now, Virginia is kicking off a safe sleep initiative, beginning with a unique practice that began in Finland: baby boxes.

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One of the largest rock festivals in the mid-Atlantic opens in central Virginia Thursday.  This year, Sandy Hausman reports that Lockn’ will feature music and much more.

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The economic impact of agriculture is growing and it remains the largest private industry in the state. The Shenandoah Valley is still lush with fields of wheat. Almost none of that wheat is destined for the bread or cereal on your table, though. Some local farmers and bakers are working to change that.

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A new poll from Roanoke College says Virginians are more divided on everything, from the direction of Virginia to their views of the president.

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The race for governor is about to gear up heading into the fall. And a new poll from Roanoke College shows one candidate with a significant lead.

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Confederate statues aren’t just at courthouses and public squares in the South. They are also placed in positions of honor at the United States Capitol.

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The Radford Army Ammunition Plant has been making and testing munitions for more than 70 years, and burning toxic waste from the process, outdoors, for just as long. But while a few Department of Defense installations have either ended the practice or adopted cleaner technologies, the timeline for doing so in Radford remains vague. New pollution data and national attention to the problem are energizing the community and the Arsenal staff toward a solution, but the ‘burning question’ remains.  

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The Charlottesville City Council voted to drape two Confederate statues in black fabric during a chaotic meeting packed with irate residents who screamed and cursed at councilors over the city's response to a white nationalist rally.

AP Photo / Steve Helber

Hundreds gathered at Roanoke’s Center in the Square Monday to witness the solar eclipse.

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