Steve Helber / AP

 

 

A small rally of Neo-Confederates was overwhelmed in Richmond Saturday by hundreds of counter protesters. Police had prepared for the worst but the event ended quickly, and peacefully.

Flint's Water Finally Meets EPA Standards, Does Yours?

Sep 15, 2017
Virginia Tech

Two years ago, Virginia Tech researchers discovered dangerous levels of lead in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water. Now they’ve released what might be the final update from their water sampling project. 

A Blacksburg film maker says that for too long, the media’s represented Appalachia only in negative stereotypes. He wants to change that image with a new children’s television show that explores the region’s assets. It’s a blend of arts, science, and Appalachian culture that teaches kids about the amazing things you can find in your own backyard.    

Richmond Preps for Pro-Confederate Monument Rally

Sep 14, 2017
Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIO IQ

 

 

Richmond is preparing for a pro-Confederate monument rally organized by an out-of-state group. The event is scheduled for this Saturday at at the Robert E. Lee Monument. Organizers have refused to cancel despite a ban from the state.

UVA President Catches Heat Over Latest Protest

Sep 14, 2017
Eze Amos

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan is taking heat today for two different e-mails she sent yesterday.  One went to students, faculty and staff, while the other was sent to donors and alumni.  Sandy Hausman reports the latest chapter of Charlottesville’s on-going summer of unrest.

Bay's Osprey Population in Decline... Again

Sep 14, 2017
Reese Lukei

The Chesapeake Bay is host to the largest breeding population of osprey in the world. They tell us when spring is here and give us clues about the bay's health. Now, as osprey begin their annual migration to Central and South America, biologists say there’s been a decline in population during the last few years.

Protesters Cover Jefferson Statue at UVA

Sep 13, 2017
Eze Amos

The University of Virginia’s president had a strong reaction to Tuesday night’s action by dozens of students and faculty members who covered a statue of Thomas Jefferson, calling him a racist and a rapist.  

Nick Gilmore / RADIO IQ

The Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipeline projects continue to draw harsh criticism from environmentalists and those who question potential impacts on water quality. A number of protestors from the faith community voiced their concerns in Roanoke Wednesday.

The latest round of Census numbers includes some positive news about health insurance in Virginia. Those gains are threatened by uncertainty in Washington, though.

Pipeline Protest & Vigils Around Virginia

Sep 12, 2017

Two days of anti-pipeline actions around Virginia begin today. They’re part of an effort to convince the governor to reject two natural gas pipeline projects awaiting approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  

Organizers of the pipeline protests are drawing a connection between extreme weather events and the role of fossil fuels in 

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