Creative Commons

Critics say the car-title lending industry is predatory and traps consumers in a cycle of debt, and lawmakers asked the State Corporation Commission to take action two months ago. However, regulators are still trying to determine if they have the authority to take action without a new law directing them to do so.

Kingsolver's Earth Day Celebration

Apr 20, 2016

It’s been nearly a decade since author Barbara Kingsolver published her personal account of living sustainably in Virginia.  Now, as the nation prepares to celebrate Earth Day, she’s speaking out about the impact of that work and her hopes for the future. Sandy Hausman spoke with Kingsolver and filed this report.

WVTF RADIO IQ News has won three 2016 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, given by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). The awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world. 

Robin Boucher

The energy companies behind the Mountain Valley Pipeline project say it will bring energy reliability and greater access to natural gas in the southwest Virginia region, but some of the landowners affected by the pipeline aren’t convinced its creation is a good thing.

Old Garth Road Fire Continues to Smoulder

Apr 18, 2016
Robbie Munn

Fire broke out in woods in the 900-block of Old Garth Road Monday, burning just under two acres before Albemarle County firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze.  There were no injuries, but Batallion Chief Scott Keim says downed trees may continue to smoulder.  The fire was traced to a downed power line which hit the asphalt roadway, causing several small explosions.  Evening traffic was disrupted, but there was no damage to surrounding homes, and Keim expected the road to reopen by morning.