The First 100 Days: Trump's Action Plan Annotated

The end of this week marks the 100th day of President Trump's term, and NPR is revisiting his full action plan, with annotations from journalists throughout the newsroom, taking stock of how the president's accomplishments compare with his campaign promises.

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Virginia Declares April 29 'Missing Persons Day'

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In a proclamation this week, Governor Terry McAuliffe has declared April 29th “Missing Persons Day.” He hopes setting aside a day each year to remember and honor those who are lost, can help raise awareness for them and their families.

 

 

Almost four years ago Alexis Murphy went missing. She was 17, captain of the volleyball team and heading into her senior year at Nelson County High School.

 

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Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe wants to make Virginia the capital of automated vehicles. He says it could help reduce accidents, and create a more efficient way to use Virginia’s highways and interstates. But what would it take? 

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The community of Pound in the Virginia coalfields wants an old-fashioned covered bridge downtown to attract more tourists, but the Virginia Department of Transportation is taking a dim view of that idea. And, one of the few remaining crab harvesters in Virginia says after some lean years there are now plenty of crabs to be caught in the Chesapeake Bay but there may not be enough people to harvest them.

Generosity In a Time of Uncertainty

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Nonprofits are used to uncertainty. They rely mostly on donations and grants to support their efforts; never a predictable source of income. But now more than ever, there’s concern the future may be even more precarious for these organizations, whose mission is to serve the community.  Robbie Harris has more.

Virginians March for Science

Apr 23, 2017

Thousands of people joined the March for Science in more than 600 cities around the world this past weekend. Sandy Hausman caught up with a group from central Virginia who marched to the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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Seven years ago, a BP-operated rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, leading to the largest oil spill in U.S. history. A new study released this week looks into American’s attitudes towards preventing another such spill.

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Last month, Republicans predicted the Affordable Care Act was on the verge of collapse, but now insurance companies are starting to make plans for the coming year. And so far, Virginia’s marketplace for subsidized health insurance remains strong.

Virginia's Own Hidden Figure

Apr 20, 2017
Caroyl Gooch

This year, Hollywood honored women who played a key role in the U.S. space program.  Their story was told in a film nominated for an Oscar.  Even before the space age, it turns out women in Virginia played an important part in exploring the galaxy.  They did research at the University of Virginia’s observatory, high on a hill known as Mt. Jefferson.

Pressure is building on Governor Terry McAuliffe to grant clemency in the case of a former Harrisonburg man who could be executed later this month.  New evidence suggests prosecutors and police used questionable tactics to convict him, and witnesses who pointed a finger at him are now admitting they lied.  Sandy Hausman has more on that story.

Students Offer Proscrastinapp -- A New Way to "A"

Apr 20, 2017

When organizers of the TomTom Founders Festival offered a prize for young people to flex their innovation muscles, four high school students in Charlottesville stepped up to pitch an app that could help teenagers everywhere.

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