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Virginia Public Access Project
11:06 am
Mon May 13, 2013

VaNews for 05.13.13

One of Virginia’s worst political scandals  is back in the headlines while a statewide political race that usually gets little attention will be in the spotlight this year.

Those stories have been among the the most read this past week on the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews at 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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Meet the Candidates Part 3
9:18 am
Fri May 10, 2013

The Run for Lieutenant Governor: Steve Martin and Corey Stewart

Steve Martin and Corey Stewart

We continue today with our election series on the statewide candidates with a focus on the crowded GOP Lieutenant Governor's race. 

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The Federal Goverment Decides
8:06 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Will Fracking Be Allowed in the George Washington National Forest?

George Washington National Forest

The George Washington National Forest is a treasured resource popular for hiking, hunting and fishing. Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, is a highly debated form of drilling for natural gas.  Can the two exist in the same space?



















 



 

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Meet the Candidates Part 2
10:53 am
Thu May 9, 2013

The Run for Lieutenant Governor: E.W. Jackson and Pete Snyder

E.W. Jackson and Pete Snyder seeking the Republican nomination for Virginia's Lieutenant Governor.

Among the seven candidates seeking to become the Republicans’ nominee for Lieutenant Governor two have no public office experience. But, from their point-of-view, that’s a good thing. 

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Preventing Auto Accidents
3:09 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Transportation Champion of Change

Tom Dingus/VTTI
Credit Virginia Tech

Traffic accidents cause more injuries than anything else in our society.  And they’re the leading cause of death for people between the ages of three and 33.

Driver distraction is the most common cause of traffic accidents.  And because vehicles are moving at relatively high speeds, what happens in one, affects many others.

The director of Virginia Tech’s Transportation Institute, Professor Tom Dingus, says one solution coming down the pike, is something called ‘vehicle connectivity.’

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