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Most people have heard about blockchain technology.

It's the basis for cryptocurrencies. It came on the scene a decade ago, when the great recession, demonstrated the dangers that lurk in the financial world.

The blockchain promises a new kind of transparency and security for transactions of all kinds.  Some say it might revolutionize not only the financial world, but society as well.

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With the Mountain Valley Pipeline under construction in southwestern Virginia, reports of problems and violations are coming in.

One family worries a spring near their water supply has been breached.

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That old sweater you’re no longer wearing just might make the world a better place.

Representative Tom Garrett ended speculation about his future plans when he said Thursday that he would run for reelection in November.  Garrett's announcement came at the end of an impassioned, occasionally rambling news conference in Washington, DC.

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Virginia has a new superintendent of public instruction, current Chesterfield County superintendent James Layne. Governor Ralph Northam made the announcement in Richmond Thursday.

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Blockchain technology could become the next great communications platform. It promises to provide both transparency and security to transactions of all kinds. And Blacksburg, Virginia is poised to become a center for its development.

A "No Stink" Celebration in Cville

May 23, 2018

You rarely hear the words “sewage” and “picnic” in the same sentence, but strange things happen in Charlottesville.  The local water and sewer authority hosted a mid-day party this week to celebrate the end of the odors caused by a sewage treatment facility. 

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The number of refugee placements has declined dramatically since President Trump took office. And, that has an impact on economies across Virginia.

At a time when many universities are raising rates and cutting back on spending, Liberty University in Lynchburg is booming.  The private, Christian school is wrapping up more than a dozen major construction projects in less than a decade. 

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Lots of talk but no action on the floor of the Virginia Senate Tuesday.

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