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Jim Moyer and his wife operate Old Crowe Farm in Red Oak Virginia. There they raise heritage livestock and grow heirloom vegetables. They don't come from farming stock:

 

 

Don’t let the recent record snow fool you.  2015 was the warmest year since record keeping began in the 1880s. And that’s why scientists are saying the historic Paris Climate Agreement came just in time.  Robbie Harris spoke with a Virginia Tech Researcher who’s been a delegate to the summit for years. She says she’s never seen anything like what happened there this past December.

“People were crying, negotiators were crying, government officials were crying. It’ s like we did it. We finally did it. We adopted an agreement.”

Cops In Classrooms

Jan 25, 2016

Last spring, the Center for Public Integrity named Virginia as the state most likely to call the cops on kids at school.  Now, the Legal Aid Justice Center is calling on Virginia’s legislature to do something about that.

  Children in Virginia are three times more likely than kids in other states to be arrested at school, and the Legal Aid Justice Center says the odds are even higher in certain communities and for certain children. 

“There’s massive racial disparities and there’s massive disparities with respect to students with disabilities.”

VaNews: Adultery Laws, Childhood Health

Jan 25, 2016

The latest attempt to get Virginia's youngest public school students up and moving around is still alive in the General Assembly.  But, a Northern Virginia senator has failed again to persuade his colleagues to decriminalize adultery. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

  

Virginia has a new economic development proposal for regions within the state…it’s an effort to take some of the decision-making out of the hands of lawmakers and place it back into the hands of  stakeholders.  But as Tommie McNeil reports, the concept called “Go Virginia”  is also getting some mixed reviews.

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