UVA's Code ANA Teaches Schools About Food Allergies

May 23, 2017

Each year in this country, 200,000 people require emergency medical care for an allergic reaction to food, and experts say the problem is growing.  Nearly 6 million children under the age of 18 have food allergies – one in 13 or roughly two in every classroom.   That’s why the University of Virginia has developed a special training program for teachers.  It’s being tested in and around Charlottesville and could soon be offered nationwide.  Sandy Hausman has that story.

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Until this week, Virginia’s marketplace for subsidized health-insurance has been relatively healthy, with seven providers offering plans next year in all parts of the state. But as Michael Pope reports, that all could change in the next few weeks.

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Chesapeake Bay advocates got a shock when President Donald Trump proposed zeroing EPA’s Chesapeake Bay program out of the federal budget. That shock eased some when Congress agreed to a stopgap spending measure that saved the money for now. But, that's only good until September. Reporters from Chesapeake: A Journalism Collaborative decided to see what the loss of that money would mean in practical terms for the Bay clean-up.

Mini-Mob Attacks Alt-Right Leader on Cville Mall

May 22, 2017

Charlottesville is still dealing with the fallout from a white supremacist rally and counter demonstration earlier this month.  This past weekend trouble erupted on the downtown mall as a small but angry crowd confronted one  Alt-Right organizer.  Sandy Hausman has that story.

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Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring is trying to help law enforcement officers across Virginia combat opioid abuse with a new video. But will it do any good?

Looking to Help Seniors Age in Place

May 22, 2017
Virginia Governor's Conference on Aging

How to keep older Virginians in their homes was one of the big topics discussed at a conference at the Hotel Roanoke this week.

Jordy Yager

This past weekend, Poplar Forest paid tribute to the lives and stories of the 95 African-Americans enslaved by Thomas Jefferson there, and the legacies they left behind. At the center of it all was Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project. Jordy Yager has this report.

Virginia Public Access Project

Richmond officials are questioning a state law that's costing the city nearly a half-million dollars in interest on a business tax overpayment. And, the Sheriff of Montgomery County says he will remove a Biblical quote from his department's patrol cars. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at vpap.org

The International championship of competitive coding is happening this week.  A team from Virginia Tech will be there after beating 177 other schools in the regional competition. Robbie Harris has more.   

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Local governments across Virginia are reconsidering their Confederate memorials — trying to figure out if they should be removed or relocated. But, as Michael Pope reports, one county is engaged in a different kind of discussion — adding a new monument to an existing Confederate statue.


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