This week, Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor held a series of community meetings on the eviction crisis. One underlying problem -- a lack of affordable housing.  Now some advocates think manufactured homes, also known as mobile homes, could be a part of the solution.

Is the United States Navy prepared to accomplish all the tasks the federal government is asking of it?

One Virginia congressman says no and he’d like to see some changes.

Blowing the lid off the Flint Michigan water pollution crisis was a watershed moment in this country.  It began as a crusade, first, just to prove there was a problem and ultimately, for public officials to address it.

Voters are a few months away from the midterm elections.

But do they feel confident that their votes will count?

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Charlottesville has done it again – renamed downtown parks that once honored confederate generals. 

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A half dozen police departments and emergency services briefed Charlottesville city council on plans for the anniversary of violence last August 12th.  There were powerful promises but few specifics.

The Republican Party is sharply divided over its controversial candidate for U. S. Senate.

But the Democrats are also divided.  Political observers say some Democrats in the House of Delegates are staging an insurgency.

Immigration is near the top of the list of issues Americans find "the most worrying," according to a new poll conducted for NPR by the research firm Ipsos.

But Americans' views on immigration diverge sharply depending on party affiliation, where in the country we live, and whether we know people who were born outside the United States.

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In a small office in downtown Richmond the rooms are bare and reporters are working from their cell phones because the landlines haven’t been set up yet. But that hasn’t stopped the small crew of The Virginia Mercury from getting down to work.


As anyone who’s ever had a tooth ache knows, it’s tough to concentrate on much else until you can get to a dentist.  But more than half of Virginians don’t have dental insurance and many don’t have money to pay out of pocket. 

This week, Mission of Mercy is holding its free dental clinic in southwestern Virginia. 


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