Virginia Public Access Project

Since Chesterfield County supervisors made it cheaper for developers to launch new projects they've been overwhelmed with applications, and as flooding gets worse in Hampton Roads there's a call for a new state cabinet position to manage response efforts. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at

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As the old saying goes, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But what about a free beer?

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According to the state, more than half of Virginia college students graduate in debt, half of whom owe more than $25,000. Democratic state lawmakers are now proposing the state step in directly: by getting into the student loan business.

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Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam says too many teenagers become pregnant or have abortions, and he has a plan to address it.

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Have you ever been curious about just exactly what happens at Virginia’s annual General Assembly meetings? Nick Gilmore gives us details about an organization that is trying to give members of the public a look into the state’s lawmaking process.