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7:14 am
Mon August 25, 2014

VA Lawmakers Weigh in on Changing Education Standards

This summer there's been a big push by the nation's powerful teacher unions to completely revamp the nation's standardized tests mandated under No Child Left Behind and then revamped with the new Common Core standards. 

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Day 20
4:28 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

McDonnell Trial: Following the Money

The scene at the courthouse in Richmond, VA.

On day 20 of the former first couple's federal corruption trial and day 3 of testimony from former Governor Bob McDonnell, jurors were able to follow the money.

The last two days were focused on McDonnell's troubled marriage and how it conflicted with his job as governor.  The former governor testified about the loans and relationship he had with ex-Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams.
 

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Health & Medicine
6:23 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Playing it Safe: Liberty University Will Test Students Coming from Ebola-Plagued Regions

Credit Liberty University

With the World Health Organization reporting the impact of the Ebola outbreak has been vastly underestimated and will require “extraordinary measures, on a massive scale”  it makes sense to look at Virginia college students who have come from or traveled to and from areas where Ebola may be. 

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Part 3 of 3
6:09 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Beer Buzz: A Look at "From Grain to Growler"

As Virginia Craft Beer Month continues, plans are also underway for this weekend’s third annual Virginia Craft Brewer’s Fest in Nelson County. This week, we’ve been talking about some of the regulatory challenges of opening a micro-brew in the state… and today, we look at a new documentary highlighting the state’s brew culture.

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Law & Crime
4:54 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

VA Lawmakers in Washington Call for Investigation

Credit AP via NPR

There’s a debate among Virginia lawmakers who serve on the House Judiciary Committee over whether Congress should examine the use of force by police officers in the wake of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

The riots and police clashes in Ferguson were sparked by the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown, but that isn’t the only recent incident of police killing an unarmed suspect.

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