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Student Environmental Coalition
11:33 am
Mon May 18, 2015

Pipeline Resistance Ride

Credit Photo by Drew Gallagher

Last week, 30 students began an unusual protest – riding bicycles along the path of a proposed natural gas pipeline.  

Kendall King with the Virginia Student Environmental Coalition says protesters wanted to increase public awareness of plans for the 550-mile underground pipeline that would link fracking sites in West Virginia to customers in North Carolina.

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Community Service & Volunteerism
4:00 am
Mon May 18, 2015

Give a Crop - or Chop - to those in Need

Plenty! in Floyd.

Food banks are a lifesaver, but they don’t always make for the healthiest of diets.  A volunteer organization in Floyd County is moving to bring more fresh vegetables and healthy proteins to the table. 

The food bank and farm known as PLENTY in Floyd County, is constantly coming up with ways to provide that missing link.  Connecting people who have surplus food with others who don’t have enough. 

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Law & Crime
4:00 am
Mon May 18, 2015

One Month After Death of UMW Student, Feminists United File Complaint

University of Mary Washington

It’s been a month since 20-year-old Grace Mann was murdered in her Fredericksburg home.  The University of Mary Washington student had been active with a group called Feminists United, which had been the target of threatening posts online.  Now, a national group has filed a complaint with the federal government – charging the school did too little to protect women on campus. 

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Law & Crime
4:00 am
Mon May 18, 2015

Addressing Abuse, Neglect of the Elderly and Disabled

Children typically have a state-provided safety net if they're left without a suitable parent—especially when they've been abused. But what about the elderly adult or someone who suffers from a disability or mental illness?  Who do they turn to? Who takes care of them, and who pays for it?  These are some of the many questions the Commonwealth is trying to answer.  

Last year alone Adult Protective Services investigated more than 17,000 reports of adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation, with about 1,800 of them perpetrated by family members.  

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Law & Crime
3:45 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Looking to Pets as a Way to Identify, Pursue Domestic Abuse Cases

Attorney General Mark Herring

While a domestic violence victim may be too afraid or embarrassed to admit that he or she is being abused, pets that witness or endure it don't lie.  And now with a backdrop of the trauma endured by pets, animal control, law enforcement, and victims’ advocates are learning how to identify and pursue domestic abuse cases.  

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