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Roanoke’s school board Monday morning voted to remove the name of Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

The board chose to rename the school for John P. Fishwick, a Roanoke business leader and railroad president.

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Virginia is going to court over alleged misuse of its “Virginia is for Lovers” slogan.  And the gentrification battle is again being fought, this time in a pair of Richmond neighborhoods.

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The school shooting in Florida earlier this year caused a new round of discussions about gun safety, although Republicans in the General Assembly say they would rather talk about other ways to make schools safer.

One of those ways is to look at mental health in the classroom.

A Virginia distillery got some unexpected attention this week when Senator Tim Kaine held up a bottle of its whisky in Congress. He was making a point about the effects of the Trump administration’s trade war.

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Last August, white supremacists marched through the streets of Charlottesville in violent protests that left one person dead and several others injured. Last night, City and regional leaders told the community how the city is preparing for the one-year anniversary.

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Sea grass worldwide is in trouble. Losses are estimated at an area the size of a football field every half-hour.

Along the Atlantic, near the very tip of the DelMarVa Peninsula, scientists and conservationists have been working for a decade to restore one underwater sea grass that succumbed to disease and the hurricane of 1933.

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Hundreds of thousands of people in Virginia are about to gain access to health insurance through Medicaid. But will they be able to find doctors?

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Virginia Democrats are trying to tie vulnerable House members in the Commonwealth to the GOP’s controversial U.S. Senate candidate Corey Stewart.

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First Unitarian Church in Richmond is on lockdown. Volunteers take shifts standing guard, alIowing people in after they’ve checked ID’s through the window. The security measures have been in place since the church has become home for Abbie Arevalo-Herrera and her family.

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Identity theft is on the rise in Virginia, which now has a rate of reported crimes higher than the national average.

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