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Representative Bob Goodlatte will not run for reelection and will retire from Congress. 

Transforming Rage into Art

Nov 9, 2017

This is not the first time immigration to the United States has been a divisive issue. In the run- up to World War Two, Hitler outlined his plan to rid the world of Jews. As a result, many were desperate to emigrate to this country. But they were not always allowed in.    Millions of them died in concentration camps, but some, who were fortunate enough to find their way here, went on to tell their stories. 

The Virginia Film Festival opens Thursday in Charlottesville, with more than 150 screenings planned, and talks by special guests like director Spike Lee and actor William H. Macy.  One of the documentaries is the culmination of 32 years of video taping and editing.  

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Democrats are within striking distance of taking control of the House of Delegates. But as Michael Pope reports, they’re not there yet.

Virginians are getting a first glimpse of their new Governor today. Democrat Ralph Northam beat Republican Ed Gillespie in Tuesday’s election. 

Pamela D'Angelo

You may remember earlier this year when President Trump made a call to the mayor of Tangier Island. The island is slowly disappearing into the Chesapeake Bay, sinking at the same time sea-level is rising at a faster pace due to climate change. Trump told him not to worry. But his Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, is doing the opposite, facing down climate change as a threat to national security.

Recently, top regional brass spent a day with scientists and policymakers at the William & Mary Law School. All agreed, it's going to be a long, very expensive battle.

A New Life for Off Lease Cars

Nov 7, 2017

People who track the automotive industry predict at least two significant disruptions in the years to come – self–driving and electric cars, and in a small Virginia city there’s a third change underway – one that could have a big impact on the used car market. 

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Election officials are reporting a steady stream of voters across the state, as Virginians pick a new governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general. Some close races for the House of Delegates and lots of local contests are also drawing voters out.

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The candidates vying to be Virginia's next governor campaigned across the state today with hopes of making one last appeal to voters before polls open tomorrow morning. 

Virginia Public Access Project

Voters in Richmond know they will soon have a new City Treasurer, but they have no idea what the treasurer's duties will be once in office. Meanwhile, in Dilwyn the entire town council missed the filing deadline to run for re-election. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at vpap.org.

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