The cyber security race continues to ramp up as more of the things we use every day depend on the Internet to function. As Robbie Harris reports, The National Security Agency has designated Virginia Tech to be a key player in the growing efforts to secure our systems from hacks and attacks.  

Charles Clancy directs the Hume Center for National Security and Technology at Virginia Tech. He says that by 2020 there will be 50 Billion devices connected to the Internet.  And they’re all going to need security. 

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President Trump unveiled his budget this week and it’s being met with mixed reactions from Virginia lawmakers.

State Won't Review Waterways in Path of Pipelines

May 25, 2017
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Opponents of pipeline construction in Virginia are outraged over a decision from the state’s Department of Environmental Quality.  DEQ says it won’t assess possible damage to rivers, streams and wetlands before deciding whether to issue permits.  Sandy Hausman has details.

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New numbers from the Bureau of Labor statistics show Virginia is steadily adding jobs, although some parts of the Commonwealth are growing much faster than others.

Recycling Graduation Caps and Gowns

May 25, 2017

It’s that happy time of year when seniors are graduating.  For most, that means investing in a cap and gown – an outfit that might never be worn again.  In Charlottesville, journalist Ashley Botkin wrote a column offering ten ways to recycle your traditional graduation garb.



WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court dealt another blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries on Thursday, siding with groups that say the policy illegally targets Muslims.

Cville Won't Jail or Fine Pot Smokers

May 25, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently called on federal prosecutors to impose maximum charges against people arrested for drug offenses, but in one Virginia city prosecutors are headed in the opposite direction.  Sandy Hausman says neither man running for  Commonwealth’s Attorney in Charlottesville would jail or fine people for possession of pot.

Pamela D'Angelo

Previous presidents weren't exactly environmentally friendly. Roosevelt's Civil Conservation Corps dug ditches to drain pristine New England marshes so farmers could harvest salt marsh hay. Here in Virginia, George Washington drained the swamp, literally, to log the Great Dismal Swamp. Now, slowly, the damage is being undone with the help of Hurricane Sandy funding.

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The death of a 4-year old in Orange County is sparking a new discussion about gun safety. Michael Pope has the story.

Normal is Just a Cycle on a Washing Machine

May 24, 2017

One in 68 children in this country is somewhere on the Autism spectrum.  But thanks to a better understanding of people with what’s called ‘neurodiversity,’ more and more are graduating from high school and college and going on to good jobs and fulfilling lives.


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