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5:56 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Where Were they Born to Run?

Accusations are flying in Virginia’s gubernatorial contest about whether someone born outside of the Commonwealth is well suited to serve. Upon flipping through some records, our Capitol Hill reporter found that Virginians aren’t really wedded to the idea of being represented by native sons - or daughters.

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Government & Politics
2:48 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

First Debate for Candidates for Governor

Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe are close in the latest polls. But the two major party candidates for Virginia Governor are far apart on almost all the issues. 

In their first debate, sponsored by the Virginia Bar Association, the two men set the tone for what is likely to be a tough, hard campaign. 

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Science & Technology
1:54 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Smarter Phones Get Smarter

Cell phones seem to be everywhere, but they’re not always easy for everyone to use. An industrial design class at Virginia Tech invented a very smart, smartphone designed for people missing a limb… and everyone else.  

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Government & Politics
6:32 am
Mon July 22, 2013

VaNews for 07.22.13

A more accurate method of detecting Lyme Disease could be soon be available thanks to research being done in Virginia and for seafood lovers, a crab of a different color. Those stories have been among the most popular this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on VPAP.org. 

 

VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at vpap.org.

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Government & Politics
4:49 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Troops to Trucks

Virginia’s DMV is facilitating a unique relationship between the military and the transportation industry. While there is a shortage of commercially licensed drivers and fewer jobs for veterans, the DMV is making it easier for servicemen and women who have specialized driving experience to obtain their Commercial Drivers License when returning home. 

The program is part of a statewide effort to translate the skills learned in the military into the certifications needed for civilian jobs. 

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