Uranium Mining
7:21 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Governor-Elect Already Tackling a Hot Button Issue

He’s not in office yet, but Virginia’s next Governor is already making his position clear when it comes to uranium mining efforts.

It’s a touchy subject, but Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe is already diving into the issue of uranium mining in the state.

Just a week after being elected to office, McAuliffe says he will veto any bill seeking to lift the moratorium, or (seeking) to establish a regulatory framework for mining. That’s according to the Danville Register and Bee.

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Law & Crime
10:17 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Captain Phillips Movie Hits Close to Home

John Flood, assistant director of the University of Virginia’s Office of Emergency Preparedness
Credit Dan Addison

The  latest Tom Hanks film, Captain Phillips, opened last month – taking in $26 million in its first weekend at the box office.  Here in Virginia, some people take a special interest in the tale of a U.S. cargo ship from Norfolk captured by pirates off the Somali Coast in 2009 – its captain held hostage. 

Captain Phillips is an action-adventure film, showing how four heavily armed Somali Pirates boarded the Maersk Alabama.  Most of the crew was locked in a safe room, but the captain was taken hostage – removed from the ship and placed on board a lifeboat”

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Business & Industry
10:14 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Entrepreneur Gets on the Shelf

Credit VCU

A Richmond man is one of two grand prize winners in a contest sponsored by Walmart.  A graduate student at Virginia Commonwealth Univeresity, he could soon be on his way to a considerable fortune.

Tumi Oredein describes himself as an inventor, but as a child he showed aptitude for the arts. “As a kid I just loved to draw all the time, and you can go to my house and still see all the drawings on the walls.”

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Attorney General Race
7:53 am
Tue November 12, 2013

The Pendulum Swings in the Race for AG


One week after Election Day, there is still no clear winner in the state race for Attorney General. It is still a very fluctuating match.

Things can change quickly in ANY race, and that is certainly no exception in the race for Virginia’s next Attorney General, between Republican Mark Obenshain and Democrat Mark Herring.

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Government & Politics
6:56 am
Mon November 11, 2013

VaNews for 11.11.13

Some people are questioning a sentence of six life terms given to a Hampton Roads teenager involved in a robbery, and a Southside Virginia election comes down to the luck of the draw.

Those are among the most clicked stories in recent days at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on

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