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Campaign 2016 will end in a matter of weeks, which means that campaign 2017 is already starting to take shape behind the scenes. Michael Pope has new details on the race for governor. 

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The University of Virginia's architectural centerpiece is about to reopen after a four-year renovation and at least one exciting historical discovery, and new technology will soon allow people in water-challenged Hampton Roads to reuse much of what they're sending down the drain. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at

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Democratic Congressman Bobby Scott is ramping up his presence on Capitol Hill, appearing at a Hillary Clinton campaign event this week and sending new fundraising emails. Michael Pope has this look at his campaign finance record. 

Per Virginia’s constitution, any felon -- violent and nonviolent -- can’t vote unless their rights are restored by the Governor. It’s been the subject of a summer’s-long court battle that finally ended this week. However, the conversation over changes to Virginia’s laws on the matter is just getting started.

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An environmental impact statement on the proposed Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline is expected this month, from the companies planning to build the 300 - mile transmission line.