State revenues improved a little last month following a dismal drop of 6.1% in March. The news reassured members of the House Appropriations Committee, who worry that federal sequestration cuts could have a negative impact on both Virginia’s economy and the state's coffers.
Scientists at the University of Virginia have made a surprising discovery that could mean more effective treatments for a range of deadly cancers.
John Herr is professor at UVA’s medical school - an expert on cell biology, and he’s devoted many years to studying the unique properties of the human egg. His most exciting find could be good news for people who develop uterine, pancreatic, bladder, renal and ovarian cancers.
Congress may soon vote on whether to require Internet sellers to collect sales tax on behalf of states. Proponents argue it’s only fair - that charging sales tax on all transactions will level the playing field for brick and mortar stores, but some experts say the added tax will make little difference - that Internet sellers will still enjoy a huge advantage. Sandy Hausman talked with one of them and filed this report.
Valedictory exercises give universities a chance to hand out awards and thank people before the main graduation – and they’re not always well attended, but this year’s speaker drew a huge crowd to the University of Virginia -- and as Sandy Hausman reports -- Stephen Colbert did not disappoint.
At a reception beforehand, Colbert was gracious, posing for photos with more than a hundred students and parents who were clearly pumped. We spoke with Ben Hemenway, Danielle McKia, Erin Abdel-- razaq and Ariana Parsons.