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Do election officials have the equipment they need to prevent voters waiting in line for hours on end? One Virginia congressman says no, and he has a plan to fix it. But as Michael Pope reports, that plan may be headed for the same gridlock that confronts other changes to voting systems.

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The country’s newest attorney general visited Virginia today. Jeff Sessions was in Richmond speaking with police about violent crime. While murder rates reached an all time low in the state’s capitol a couple years ago, homicides spiked last year. 

Medicare, which covers medical services  for older Americans, spends nearly a third of its budget on people in their final year of life, and more than half of that money goes for people who die within two months.  The University of Virginia’s School of Nursing thinks part of the problem is our discomfort with death – an insistence that hospitals do everything possible to keep loved ones alive.  Sandy Hausman reports on what the school is doing to change public perceptions.

Shakespeare's Sister Takes a Bow at the Blackfriars

Mar 15, 2017
The American Shakespeare Center

In this time of mounting hostility toward immigrants, economic uncertainty and massive women’s marches, a surprising new play premiered at the American Shakespeare Center’s theater in Staunton.

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Another group is stepping up to comment on the plan Republicans have proposed to replace the Affordable Care Act.  Sandy Hausman reports that the association representing more than a hundred Virginia hospitals is concerned and has its members on Capitol Hill expressing reservations.

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