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RAAP LTC Alicia Masson Leads With Environmentalism

May 10, 2016

The Radford Army Ammunitions Plant turned 75 this year.  Built long before most environmental regulations were enacted, its focus on security, --- some would say secrecy --- has raised concern about how the explosives it manufactures on site may be affecting the environment.  Now, time and technology are changing not only how the Arsenal operates, but also how it communicates with the public beyond its barbed wire boundaries.

AP Photo/Steve Helber

On Wednesday, Dominion will hold its annual meeting, and some observers expect fireworks, as activist shareholders propose changes in the way the company is run.  The push for more green power was launched by one woman who’s been crusading for years.  

Airbnb: Who Writes the Rules?

May 10, 2016
jm3 on Flickr, Creative Commons

A deadly shooting last month at an Airbnb rental in Virginia Beach is casting a tragic shadow over this week’s meeting of a Virginia Housing Commission work group. The commission panel is set to take up a contentious issue that was unresolved from the General Assembly session: How should the state regulate Airbnb?

Virginia Public Access Project

An April cold snap all but wiped out the peach crop in Virginia's northern Shenandoah Valley...and there's some confusion about an effort to revive the oyster population off Virginia Beach. Those have been among the most read stories this week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

Cold Brew Coffee is Hot Trend

May 8, 2016
Mallory Noe-Payne/WVTF

Temperatures are starting to rise, and that may mean it’s time to trade in your hot cup of coffee in the morning for something different.

Cold brew coffee is a quickly growing sector of the caffeine marketplace, and a new company in Virginia is finding a way to cash in. 

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