AP Photo / Steve Helber

Polling in Virginia's gubernatorial race is a mixed bag, with different polls predicting different results next week.

Montco Asks FERC to Reconsider Pipeline Approval

Nov 1, 2017

The Montgomery County Board of supervisors will ask the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reconsider its decision approving the Mountain Valley Pipeline. 

FERC granted that approval October 13th. 

The 300-mile pipeline, to be built by E-Q-T Partners, would carry natural gas through Virginia, mostly for export.

MIchael Pope

Companies that offer high-interest loans are fighting back against efforts to reform their industry, and part of that effort involves writing checks to political campaigns.

(AP Photo/Linda Spillers)

A historic Episcopal church in northern Virginia has decided to relocate two plaques in its sanctuary that honor George Washington and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, who worshipped there.

 

Governor Creates Advisory Council on Environmental Justice

Oct 31, 2017
Jason Hirschfeld / AP

 

 

In one of his final executive orders before leaving office, Governor Terry McAuliffe has convened a panel of experts to explore how low-income communities in Virginia bear the brunt of climate change.

Robbie Harris

The rise of solar electricity presents a good of problem to have. There is lots of power while the sun shines, but almost no way to save it for a rainy day. 

Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIO IQ

 

Over the past decade Virginia has arrested more than 130,000 people for possession of marijuana. Those arrests are almost entirely men, and more than half are college-aged. Even though Virginia’s population is only 20-percent black, almost half of all marijuana arrests are of African Americans.

 

Those were the findings of a new report released by Virginia’s State Crime Commission Monday. Now one lawmaker plans on using that data to fight for decriminalization.  

Amtrak Returns To Roanoke

Oct 30, 2017
David Seidel

After a nearly 40 year hiatus, passenger rail service returns to Tuesday morning.

AP Photo / Steve Helber

The politics of gender and language are colliding in one race for the House of Delegates.

Cville Company Stages Hip Hop Opera

Oct 30, 2017
Victory Hall Opera

The world of opera continues to search for ways to draw more young people to a rich and complex experience.  In Charlottesville one company is taking a whole new approach, adding hip hop to its next production.  Sandy Hausman has that story.

Miriam Gordon-Stewart has performed in many of the world’s big opera houses – in productions that cost a fortune to stage, and she knows just how much financial trouble many companies are in.  As a result, opera is going indy.

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