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6:07 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Virginia Teachers Talk Politics and Education in Atlanta

Credit Virginia Education Association

Virginia Education Association President Meg Gruber is in Atlanta, Georgia this week with other teachers from the Commonwealth and around the country.  They're talking about such issues as class size, the federal sequestration, technology infrastructure in schools, and the future of the profession.

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Multi-Media Art Installation
5:00 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Bright Shiny Me

For most people, art is something you hang on the wall - but for the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts it’s much, much more.  The Center recently staged a happening at Morven Farm in Charlottesville.

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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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