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Transportation
2:15 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Virginia's Transportation Package

Governor McDonnell has proposed amendments to the transportation-funding package that was hammered out by conferees and passed by the General Assembly last month. 

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Arts & Culture
2:02 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

NRV Cellist Heads to London's Royal Academy of Music

It’s said the cello is the instrument which sounds most like the human voice.  That may be why it resonates for some, like no other.

A young woman from Giles County is one of only six people outside Great Britain to have been accepted at the Royal College of Music in London to study cello next year.

Miriam Liske-Doorandish has been playing the instrument virtually all her life.  Her mother is Lisa Liske-Doorandish, the former principal cellist in the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. She still runs a studio, gives lessons and still plays for Opera Roanoke.

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Looking for Local Solutions
9:48 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Vaccine Study

With the arrival of spring, flu season comes to an end.  Officials say 2013 was an especially bad year, with much of the country reporting high rates of disease. 

The Centers for Disease Control recommended anyone over the age of six months be vaccinated, but many took a pass.  A new report from Virginia Tech sheds some light on why parents might choose to ignore medical advice when it comes to vaccines.

Professor Bernice Hausman  and her colleagues were asked to investigate, and what they found was a bit of a surprise. 

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Government & Politics
4:20 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Voter Registration Oversight

Governor McDonnell has signed two bills into law that require more rigorous oversight of Virginia’s voter registration rolls. 

He also signed a third law to require voters to present photo IDs at the polls, which would take effect in 2014.  

This month, a former Maryland congressional candidate, Wendy Rosen, pleaded guilty to voting illegally in Maryland in two elections. She had also voted in Florida.  A new Virginia law will make it harder to vote in two states, says the bill’s sponsor, Delegate Rob Bell.

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Government & Politics
4:43 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Virginia's GOP Convention

While Democratic candidates for statewide office have been circulating petitions to get on the primary ballot, their Republican counterparts have been criss-crossing Virginia, attending scores of mass meetings. 

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