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Construction on a new community center that will help provide meals for kids during the summer months is underway in Roanoke. It's thanks to an unusual effort of cooperation between police, a non-profit, and city officials.

Urban Areas Are Sparking Virginia's Rapid Growth

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New numbers from the state show Virginia is growing faster than other states, so fast that it’s about to leapfrog over some large states in terms of the number of people who live here. 

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As the sea continues to encroach on Norfolk, two churches have come to different conclusions about what they need to do. And, a Southwest Virginia sheriff has just made it easier for people in his county to get a concealed weapons permits. 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.

Josh Jackson spoke to saxophonist and composer Shabaka Hutchings in New York during the annual Winter Jazz Festival.  Hear and read that conversation.   

Is your birth name Shabaka?  Shabaka being one of the pharaohs.

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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.

Will Republicans Unite Behind Ed Gillespie?

Jun 23, 2017
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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.

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