Since the election, there’s been lots of talk about fake news – damaging stories made up and spread online. There’s no easy way to counteract these bogus tales, but as Sandy Hausman reports, the University of Virginia is exploring options.
Two years ago, a 64-year-old woman was killed when a car speeding along Richmond’s Grove Avenue crashed into her silver sports car. Historian Elizabeth Pryor was known for books about Robert E. Lee and Clara Barton – works she published before and after a 20-year career with the foreign service. Shortly before her death she had finished another book, seven years in the making.
Threatened historic structures owned by local governments can be tough sells when it comes to persuading private developers to buy and preserve them, as the City of Roanoke is learning. And, the Chesapeake Bay is among the places where whales are most at risk of being struck by ships. The Navy has been leading the effort to document that danger. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at vpap.org.