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A Virginia lawmaker says he wants to protect the physical privacy of people using bathrooms and locker rooms. 

Bob Marshall, a Republican from Northern Virginia, has proposed legislation that would regulate transgender facilities use in public buildings, including schools.

McAuliffe Calls For Closing Jobs, Skills Gap

Jan 4, 2017
Logan Wallace

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is continuing his push for education and job training in the commonwealth.  He’s calling for legislation to close some of the gaps that make it tough for people to become part of what he calls ‘The New Virginia Economy.”  

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Digging into the inner workings of a college or university can be difficult, even when records are requested through a Freedom of Information Act request. As Michael Pope tells us, that’s because university presidents enjoy a license to operate outside of the scope of public scrutiny.

Virginia Heroes of School Desegregation

Jan 4, 2017
University of Virginia Press

Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks are widely celebrated in this country, but there were many others who fought, heroically, for civil rights. Among them were Virginia lawyers who played key roles in desegregating America’s schools.  At Virginia Commonwealth University, a professor of history has written about them in a new book called Keep On Keepin’ On.  Sandy Hausman spoke with him and filed this report.

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After integration, historically black cemeteries around the state fell to the wayside, often unkempt, uncared for, and forgotten.

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