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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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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

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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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As the investigation into Russia’s involvement into last year’s election grows in Washington, members of the White House staff are lawyering up. That includes Vice President Mike Pence, who is now represented by a former attorney general of Virginia. 

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After school lets out, lots of children in Southwest Virginia can’t access the free and reduced lunches their families rely on.

A new food truck program is taking those same healthy meals to the kids this summer.

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Virginia Republican Dave Brat is pushing to open up Virginia’s coast to offshore oil and gas drilling.  Democrats, though, say that would be terrible for the commonwealth’s economy and they're trying to combat the effort. 

Cville's Plan for the Klan

Jun 20, 2017

Charlottesville is gearing up for a long, hot summer as members of the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacist groups vow to visit and hold rallies there, but city leaders have a plan to keep things cool. 

In less than a month, the Ku Klux Klan plans a rally in Charlottesville, but residents are asking city council to revoke a permit issued for that event.

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