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A New Bridge is Now Part of Virginia's Capital City

Dec 5, 2016
Kelley Libby

Last week, Richmond opened the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge, an $11.3 million project that connects the north and south banks of the James River.

Mary Baldwin’s announcement last week to begin allowing men to live on its undergraduate campus caused a swift and sudden uproar among alumnae and students. The residential college has been women-only for 175 years.

Virginia Public Access Project

A Chesapeake business owner may be facing more than a fine for violating the city's sign ordinance, and two controversial literary classics have been banned by a Virginia school district, at least for the time being. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at vpap.org .

Carrier / United Technologies

President-elect Donald Trump was able to negotiate a deal to protect about a third of the Indiana jobs that air-conditioner maker Carrier was planning to ship to Mexico. The deal was struck not by threatening tariffs, but by offering $7 million in tax breaks as part of an economic development package.

Sandy Hausman / WVTF / RADIO IQ

Virginia’s parole board held hearing number twelve yesterday for Jens Soering, a former UVA honors student from Germany who was convicted of killing his girlfriend’s parents in 1985. Soering’s conviction was based in part on a finding of type O blood at the crime scene, but DNA testing now shows the type O blood came from another man, and Soering’s lawyer shared the new genetic evidence with the parole board.

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