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As the federal government looks to roll back the Clean Power Plan, Virginia’s Governor is stepping in. Terry McAuliffe says the state will plow forward on its own to lower pollution, and combat climate change. 

Virginia Hospitals Prepared for Computer Virus

May 19, 2017

After a cyber attack paralyzed Britain’s public healthcare system, Virginia’s Hospital and Healthcare Association rushed to assure patients that their information is safe.  Sandy Hausman reports on nearly two dozen recommendations designed to prevent hackers from getting into medical information systems here.

Exchange Student Will Export Hip Hop Dance

May 19, 2017

Many foreign students come to American universities to study engineering, science or business – hoping to jump start careers when they graduate and return home, but one visiting scholar is literally jumping, having discovered American hip hop music and dance.

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15 years ago a stash of African American photographic portraits taken in the early 1900's were discovered on a farm in the Northern Neck region of the Chesapeake Bay. And while they have not been identified, they provide clues to life in a rural, African American community 40 years after the Civil War. Now, there's an effort to put them into a permanent exhibit.

The Many Valuable Uses of Drones

May 18, 2017
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Virginia today opened the country's first runway built specifically for unmanned aerial vehicles. Many people call them drones and the federal government says nearly 830,000 are registered as required by law. Here in Virginia, they’re popular with hobbyists but are also finding important uses as Sandy Hausman reports.

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Is the FBI hacking your computer? That’s not an unreasonable question considering recent actions of bureau. Michael Pope has this look at how a server in Virginia was used to hack into hundreds of computers.

Piecing Together Virginia's Energy Future

May 18, 2017
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Last week, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed eleven bills that promote the use of renewable energy – solar and wind power – but the latest plans from Dominion Virginia Power suggest on-going reliance on fossil fuels and nuclear plants. Sandy Hausman reports on why the company is moving slowly on green energy and what environmentalists wish the state’s largest utility would do. 

Va News Topics: Rural Internet Access, Gun Sales

May 18, 2017
Virginia Public Access Project

High-speed internet has been slow to arrive for rural residents in most states and Virginia is no exception. And, gun sales were off sharply in the first three months of 2017. The change of administrations in Washington could be one reason for that. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at

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Virginia Indian tribes have been working to gain federal recognition since the 1970's, so far unsuccessfully. But this week in Congress both the House and Senate took action that is giving supporters of the effort new hope.

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Every year since 1997, Virginia taxpayer money goes to repairing and restoring the graves of Confederate soldiers. Now, for the first time, the state has approved funding for history that has long been ignored: African-American cemeteries.


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