FERC Out With Final Enviro Impact Statement

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Environmental Groups are reacting strongly against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Environmental Assessment of the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project has been released. The companies seeking to build the 300 -mile gas pipeline say they respect the opinions of those who oppose the project.  Robbie Harris Reports.      

More than a dozen people are making their way from Bath to Buckingham Counties this week along the proposed route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline – hoping to raise awareness of the environmental damage that project could cause.  Sandy Hausman caught up with the group in the George Washington National Forest.

Stopping for the night around a glowing camp fire two musicians from Richmond treated the group to songs inspired by Virginia’s natural beauty.

Will Republicans Unite Behind Ed Gillespie?

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The Republican primary for governor revealed deep divisions inside the Virginia GOP. Will those divisions become a liability this fall? Or will Republicans unite behind their ticket? 

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This fall, Democrats plan to focus their attention on 17 House of Delegates districts where Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump, but money for those races may not flood in. Michael Pope explains why.

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Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner is earning praise – and some criticism – for his handling of the Russia investigation. Matt Laslo reports from the Capitol on what the role means to Warner and the commonwealth.

Lawyers Seek Clemency for Murderer Who Is Mentally Ill

Jun 22, 2017
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William Morva, who was convicted of a double murder in Blacksburg nine years ago, is supposed to be executed next month, but his lawyers have filed a petition for clemency from the governor, arguing the man suffers serious mental illness. Sandy Hausman has more on that story.

Richmond Mayor Calls for 'Context' to Confederate Monuments

Jun 22, 2017
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The mayor of Virginia's capital city is weighing in on how to deal with Confederate monuments. Richmond mayor Levar Stoney announced Thursday he'd like to revamp Monument Avenue. The broad tree-lined boulevard in Richmond features memorials to several Confederate generals.

A New Roadblock for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Jun 22, 2017
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Environmentalists are putting up a new roadblock to try and stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The Southern Environmental Law Center is asking Washington to take a closer look at whether it’s actually needed and who its customers will be. Sandy Hausman explains.

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Those Chesapeake Bay blue crabs spread across your picnic table or served up as crab cakes are the result of a hard working waterman. What you may not know, it's also because of science. State fisheries managers closely monitor the population and adjust harvests throughout season. 

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With opioid abuse on the rise in much of Virginia, one of the hardest hit cities is Danville where the addiction rate is 25-percent higher than the statewide average. While opioid addiction has some things in common with other addictions there are also significant differences. 

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