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Although Virginia has taken school safety seriously, there’s still room for improvement. That’s what members of the Select Committee on School Safety, formed after the school shooting in Parkland Florida, heard today when they met for the second time.

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The new Virginia law, legalizing industrial hemp could bring dramatic change to the state’s landscape. Once a staple crop in colonial Virginia, it was later banned and labeled a dangerous drug. But  even though it’s now OK to grow it here, there are still plenty of challenges and legal roadblocks ahead because of its controversial cousin, the marijuana plant.

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Congress doesn't have a reputation for managing money well. But these days it seems like lawmakers are unwilling — or unable — to balance the checkbook on time.

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Across Virginia, and the country, police scanners are going quiet -- at least for the public.

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Since 1976, Democrats and Republicans have worked together to regulate commercial and recreational fishing in this country, but that could change this week when Congress votes on House Resolution 200. 

It seems even fish are now a partisan affair.

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For some girls, the story of Cinderella was about that handsome prince, but for one Charlottesville woman it was always about the shoe.

And this fall she’s launching footwear that promises to revolutionize the walking experience. 

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When black women give birth in Virginia, they are far more likely to die as a result of the pregnancy than white women.

Teachers are sometimes faced with some pretty thorny issues when current events make their way into their classrooms.

Often they get limited guidance from administrators or school boards on what to say and do, but an earlier generation of teachers is stepping up with advice.

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The White House is expected to announce President Trump’s choice to succeed Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court Monday and Democrats say they’re ready for a fight.  Virginia Senator Tim Kaine shared his strategy with a group of supporters over the weekend.

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Two tour buses rolled out of Charlottesville Sunday morning, with about 100 people and one jar of soil aboard. They’re on a pilgrimage, of sorts, to commemorate John Henry James, a lynching victim who died in Charlottesville 120 years ago this week.

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