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$6 Million House Race in Northern Virginia Dominates Campaign Finance Numbers

Virginia’s congressional candidates have raised a grand total of $20 million this election cycle. As Michael Pope reports, much of that comes from one or two particularly competitive seats.
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Jackie May Appear at Rolling Stone Lawsuit

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Charlottesville Daily Progress reporter Dean Seal shares his observations from days three and four of the suit brought by former UVA Associate Dean Nicole Eramo.  She says Rolling Stone Magazine damaged her reputation when it reported on her response to an alleged gang rape at the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.  That story was eventually retracted when it became clear the attack, described by a student known as Jackie,  never happened.

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Jason Clem is 12 years into a life sentence for a murder he committed when he was 16.

A nonprofit estimates there are 60 people like Clem in Virginia, serving a life sentence without hope of parole, for a crime they committed when they are under 18. The United States Supreme Court has ruled that’s unconstitutional.

But, so far, that's had little effect for those in Virginia.

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Update:  Friday, Oct. 21

Testimony continues Friday in the $7.8 million lawsuit against Rolling Stone Magazine.  On the stand, reporter Sabrina Rubin-Erdely who wrote the now retracted story, 'A Rape on Campus.'

Charlottesville Daily Progress reporter Dean Seal is covering the case.  He says Thursday’s testimony focused on mistakes Erdely had made. 

Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Virginia’s Chamber of Commerce surveyed a number of likely voters last week on several different issues, one of which was the economy. 

New Orleans jazz pianist and singer Henry Butler perceives the world in a very important way - as an artist, thinker, and mystic. A uniquely eclectic musician, Butler has been blind since birth.

Last Quarter host Josh Jackson talks to Butler about taking the creative cultural influences around him in his own direction.

VA Humanities Foundation Founder to Step Down

Oct 20, 2016
University of Virginia

It’s rare for someone to stay in the same job for forty years, but Rob Vaughn is a rare person.  He’s been with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities since graduate school – building it into the biggest organization of its kind.  Today, the VFH celebrates literature and language, history and art, philosophy, culture and cuisine with grants, fellowships, conferences, publications and radio programs.  Sandy Hausman reports on how Vaughn made it happen.

Virginia Department of Elections

Forget to register to vote by Monday’s deadline? Or have problems trying to do it online? Well -- you’ll get a second chance. A federal judge has extended Virginia’s voter registration deadline to Friday.

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Some of the most remote parts of Southwest Virginia are about to get help in the opioid crisis. That’s because this month, two counties are receiving a new federal designation. 

"Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up"

Oct 20, 2016

Even though productivity of American workers has been on the rise for decades, it’s no secret to most  that wages have not. A new book suggests this is because our economy is upside down and that now is the ideal time for a change.   Robbie Harris spoke with the author and she has this report.  

Virginia Commonwealth University

Cell phones are everywhere. About 7 billion of them are in use worldwide, but concerns remain about the safety of the electromagnetic fields they produce. That’s why two students and a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University are launching a business to protect pregnant women, their babies and anyone else who’s worried about exposure.


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