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Kids' Book Heroine Could Draw New Students to Law

Jun 15, 2017

Of the 1.3 million lawyers in this country, only 35% are women, and only 5% are African-Americans. Jessica Childress noticed the lack of people like her as a student at the University of Virginia’s law school, and now – as a practicing attorney – Sandy Hausman reports she’s doing something about it.

Michael Pope

One of the winners in the primary elections is a candidate you may not heard of, at least not yet. But she’s likely to become one of the most visible Democratic challengers on the ballot this year.

Trump Budget Eliminates Oyster Restoration Funds

Jun 15, 2017
Pamela D'Angelo

In 2009, President Obama signed an executive order recognizing the Chesapeake Bay as a national treasure. That began a federal-state partnership to restore and protect it, including a plan to revive the wild oyster population through sanctuaries on restored reefs in Maryland and Virginia. But the budget President Trump sent to Congress eliminates funding for that plan. And that has complicated even further an already complicated effort to restore the reefs gutted by a century of overfishing, disease and pollution. Pamela D'Angelo reports.

Alex Brandon / AP

 

The shooting in Alexandria is opening yet another discussion about guns in Virginia. How available are they? And what can be done to keep them from getting into the hands of people who shouldn’t have them.

Steve Helber / AP

 

 

Predictions led many to believe Republican Ed Gillespie would have an easy victory in yesterday’s election for the GOP nomination for Governor. And while he did win, it was by no means easy. His opponent Corey Stewart lost by just a few thousand votes.

 

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