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Lawmakers in Richmond are deep in a discussion about lifting a freeze on utility rates that has customers overpaying electric companies. But lawmakers are divided over what happens next.

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Lawmakers in Richmond are debating a number of bills on the subject of menstrual equity. And, as Michael Pope reports, it’s a mixed picture.

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Virginia calls itself the "Oyster Capitol of the East Coast.” But because the oyster population remains at historic lows, there's a struggle for oyster farmers and state sanctuaries to keep up with the shell needed to continue producing more oysters.

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It’s been a rough month for investors – watching the American stock market rise to historic highs, then drop a record number of points in a single day.  Experts disagree on the reasons for the downturn and what investors should do next, prompting Sandy Hausman to investigate the subject in search of consensus. 

A local chapter of a gun control group that sprang up after the Sandy Hook school shootings is gaining steam in Charlottesville.    Unfortunately, that’s partly due to the latest mass shooting at a school.

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Lottery profits are supposed to go to education. Critics, however, say lawmakers are engaged in a bait and switch.

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Supporters of expanding Medicaid are celebrating movement in the House of Delegates after many years of resistance. The House included an expansion in its state budget proposal released over the weekend.

The expansion still has to get through the Senate, though, which did not include  the effort in its budget version.

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The city of Buena Vista has won the latest round in its legal battle against an insurance company. And Culpeper County is trying to decide whether to embrace the solar power industry.

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The freshman class in Virginia’s House of Delegates is the most diverse in history. It is also one of the youngest.

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Virginia lawmakers have mixed reactions to the sweeping federal budget proposal President Trump released this week.

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