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6:26 am
Mon April 21, 2014

VaNews for 04.21.14

One of the 20th Century's greatest engineering achievements turns 50 years old....and you'll soon be able to explore the James River online. 

Those have been among the most read stories this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's  VaNews link on vpap.org.

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Historical Protests
4:33 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Freedom Now

Students of American history learn about the Civil Rights movement in this country – about marches and sit-ins in places like Birmingham and Selma, but at Virginia Commonwealth University there’s a new project underway – an online display of photographs from one of many other cities where such protests took place. 

VCU is hoping the public can help identify participants and share details of what went on. 

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Affordable Care Act
4:20 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Getting Insurance After Open Enrollment

When the Affordable Care Act open enrollment deadline of March 31st came and went, many people were left with the impression that they would have to go without health insurance if they missed that enrollment period.  

But while it can be hard to find, there are ways that people may still be able to get some type of coverage—but it involves turning over some stones.

 
The Commonwealth Institute’s Michael Cassidy says those who are eligible can still enroll in two programs.

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Government & Politics
5:20 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Gillespie, Warner, and Small Fish at the 66th Annual Shad Planking

Credit CNN

It’s a six decades-old Virginia rite of passage for aspiring statewide officeholders to attend the annual Shad Planking political event in Wakefield.  While all contenders were not invited to speak at this year's gathering, those who are vying for U.S. Senator Mark Warner's seat were not intimidated by his keynote address—especially his presumptive Republican rival, Ed Gillespie.

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Delicious Dishes
4:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Culinary Madness

Where can you get the best meal in the state? With so many culinary options from Abingdon to Norfolk, it might be hard for Virginia to agree on one.

 

The Virginia Tourism Corporation devised one way to pick Virginia’s best dish– and as National Relations Media Manager Richard Lewis explains they’re collecting votes, bracket-style. The contest has been narrowed down from 80 statewide contenders to the ‘Enticing Eight.’

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