“Now You Really Wanna Cry?

May 17, 2017

This latest ransom ware attack is a wake-up call to computer scientists fighting malicious code.  But as Robbie Harris reports it’s just one version of the growing cyber threat to our devices.  

Democratic Candidates Debate in Norfolk

May 17, 2017
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Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam and former congressman Tom Perriello met in Norfolk last night for another debate before the June primary. As Michael Pope reports, a number of topics ranging from President Donald Trump to marijuana decriminalization were discussed.

Why Coal Still Has Clout in the Commonwealth

May 17, 2017
Hullie Moore

Terry McAuliffe won strong support from environmental groups when he ran for governor, but many have expressed disappointment with his policies so far.  He has, for example, enthusiastically supported construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to carry natural gas from the fracking fields of West Virginia to Virginia and North Carolina.

Now, however, eco-warriors are singing his praises after the governor announced plans to regulate emissions from power plants that burn coal and other fossil fuels.  Those rules will be considered by the state Air Pollution Control Board later this year.

Exploring Bias Against Muslim Women

May 16, 2017

It’s no secret that some people hold negative images of Muslim women. Several studies have documented it.  But a young Muslim-American woman wanted to know more about what informs those judgments.  So she created a survey to explore the reasons why.   

Jordy Yager

Charlottesville City Council on Monday evening expressed outrage at a white nationalist rally over the weekend that received international attention.

Carolyn Kaster / AP

 

President Trump has dropped an ambitious overhaul of the nation’s tax system. As correspondent Matt Laslo reports, Virgnia lawmakers are giving the plan mixed reviews.

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This weekend an alt-right group, widely associated with white nationalism, marched to a Confederate statue in Charlottesville -- carrying torches and chanting. 

 

The rally made national headlines and now Virginia’s candidates in the upcoming race for governor are weighing in. 

Arlington County Environmental Services

As Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe faces his final few months in office, environmental groups are pushing him to take action on climate change. 

Jordy Yager

 

Three people were arrested Sunday night after a mostly peaceful protest in downtown Charlottesville turned momentarily violent, spilling out into the streets. 

President Trump Addresses Graduates at Liberty University

May 15, 2017
Steve Helber / AP

 

This weekend President Donald Trump gave the commencement address at Liberty University in Lynchburg. 

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