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Immigration News
7:16 am
Mon July 1, 2013

VA Lawmakers React to Immigration Reform Passage

After passage in the Senate by a wide margin, immigration reform now moves to the U-S House. Here's a snapshot of what Virginia lawmakers are saying about it.  

A bipartisan group of eight senators crafted the comprehensive immigration bill the old-fashioned way: in a conference room with their sleeves rolled up. Not so in the House, where Republicans, like Virginia Congressman Randy Forbes, say the Senate's process isn't open enough.

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Virginia Public Access Project
7:01 am
Mon July 1, 2013

VaNews for 7.1.13

Not everyone is giving an “A” to the idea of assigning letter grades to public schools in Virginia and if you’re interested in buying a Tesla off the showroom floor you’ll have to go out of state to do it. It’s illegal in the Commonwealth. Those stories have been among the most read over the 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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Beloved Steam Locomotive May Ride the Rails Again
4:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Fire Up the 611!

Credit Virginia Museum of Transportation

After months of study, officials with the Virginia Museum of Transportation believe they will find the financial support needed to get the iconic Norfolk & Western 611 Steam Locomotive back on the rails. The news comes as part of the “Fire Up 611” campaign—but officials say the effort will rely on rail fans worldwide to stoke her fire.

It’s a sound that’s captivated rail buffs for decades, the baritone whistle of the famous 611, affectionately known as the graceful giant.

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50th Anniveresary of Tourist Train
4:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Cass Scenic Railroad

Credit Cass Scenic Railroad

Earlier this month the Shay Number 4 locomotive made the  eight-mile trip up Cheat Mountain, from the Cass Scenic Railroad depot in Pochantas County to the former work camp at Whittaker Station. 

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Government & Politics
4:34 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Virginia Latino Caucus

Before Democrats, including Vice President Joe Biden, converge on Richmond this weekend for their Jefferson-Jackson dinner, another caucus will take place.

The members say that as the Latino presence expands in Virginia, it's imperative for them to be politically involved—especially as lawmakers make decisions specific to their communities with or without their input.

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