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7:29 am
Mon September 23, 2013

VaNews for 09.23.13

There’s a push to change the way appointments are made to the University of Virginia Board of Visitors....and a new study gives Virginia a less than sparkling grade for making health care readily available to low income residents. Stories about both were among the most clicked this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link.

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Government & Politics
7:21 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Warner Honors the Past and Worries About the Future

U.S. Senator Mark Warner says Congress could learn a thing or two from Phyllis Galanti, the wife of former Vietnam War POW Paul Galanti. She was honored Friday during a Virginia War Memorial ceremony … where she spoke about how she remained steadfast in her resolve while her husband was gone for seven-and-a-half years. Warner weighed in on the latest dust-up in Washington.



 

 

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Two Wheel Travel
3:30 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Take the Bike

Virginia is known for scenic roadways, but when it comes to alternative modes of transportation, such as commuting by bicycle, it ranks near the bottom nationwide.

Class change at Virginia Tech transforms the bucolic campus into something that looks more like a busy urban center with buses, cars and pedestrians all trying to get by.

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Eyes on the Road
4:17 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Distracted Driving

Virginia has recently joined other states that want to reduce distracted driving accidents by passing a ban on texting while behind the wheel. But some drivers still don't get it and perform the act daily.

Just how safety advocates can help change that was the focus of the first annual Distracted Driving Summit in Richmond.

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A Tight Race?
7:40 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Gubernatorial Race May Be Tighter Than You Think

Some political pundits say Democrat Terry McAuliffe has all but won the Virginia Governor's race, but a new Quinnipiac University Poll says Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli should not be counted out of the race yet.  In fact, it's a statistical dead heat between the two.

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