Government & Politics
6:47 am
Mon March 31, 2014

VaNews for 03.31.14

A high-profile national political group gets involved in a county issue in Virginia...and a Christian school says it may not the be the appropriate place for one second-grader. Those stories are among the most clicked this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on

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Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival
7:56 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Marginal Arts Festival Yields Unique Public Transit Project


Once again, Downtown Roanoke is hosting the Marginal Arts Festival, the weekend-long festival that features the best of alternative arts. 

One artist participating in the festival this year is using public transit as a means of art interpretation. 

Patrick Greene is a Florida-based artist, whose ties to Roanoke bring him to this year’s Marginal Arts Festival.

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Law & Crime
6:37 am
Fri March 28, 2014

State Inspector General Report on Sen. Creigh Deeds Case Released

A wrong fax machine number, not calling all possible facilities and poor communication are among the failures cited in the investigation of Gus Deeds' detention, release, attack on his father--Senator Creigh Deeds--and subsequent suicide. 

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6:01 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Speaking for the Trees: Old Growth Forests in Virginia

An article in the scientific journal “Nature” recently concluded that the oldest trees in the forest grow faster and pull more carbon out of the air than young trees do. Today, ninety-nine-point-nine percent of the original old growth forest is in the U.S. is gone, but activists are working to preserve what’s left.  An organization called “The Old Growth Forest Network” is looking to certify one in every county.  In some Virginia counties, that won't be possible.


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Looking for Long Term Vision
4:06 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Transportation Funding

Facing a national transportation budget crisis, some elected leaders are using a Virginia transportation-funding compromise as an example for Congress to take action.

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