Government & Politics
4:40 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Military Voters

A special cybersecurity panel of the Joint Commission on Technology and Science has voted to move forward with crafting state legislation to enable many deployed military voters to cast their absentee ballots on-line. 

The panel decided that the pilot program should focus on active-duty military personnel based outside of the continental U.S.--instead of also including spouses and other employees. 

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Durrie Bouscaren is a general assignment reporter, based in Des Moines. She covers breaking stories, economic news, and reports from the Statehouse during the legislative session. 

Arts & Culture
3:50 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy

When the weather gets warmer, some people start thinking of higher elevations - like the ski resort Wintergreen which is now hosting a festival of music, art, wine and food. 
 
Wintergreen Performing Arts will offer 232 events in 28 days, including Saturday and Sunday concerts by the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, conducted by Mei-Ann Chen and Joseph Caballe-Domenech.  
There will also be 24 pop-up concerts by 31 young musicians who will play outside Chroma on Charlottesville’s downtown mall -- and in the produce department.

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Law & Crime
11:13 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Chef's Trial Set for October

Chef Todd Schneider/FILE

The criminal trial of a former Executive Mansion chef accused of embezzlement will proceed as planned.  

Richmond Circuit Court Judge Margaret Spencer had considered a motion by the defense to dismiss the case against Todd Schneider.  But she's ruled  that there is no reason to do so.

The four-day trial is scheduled to run from October 15th through the 18th—just weeks before statewide elections.

Political analysts have speculated that the case could spill over into Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's campaign for Governor. 

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Education
8:07 am
Mon July 15, 2013

VA College Students Looking to Gubernatorial Race

Credit www.vconline.edu

Considering the rising cost of higher education and the weak job market for college graduates, students have a strong interest in Virginia’s gubernatorial race. A panel of university student leaders had pointedly questioned Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli during a Google "Hangout for Higher Ed.”

More information at Virginia21.org


 

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Government & Politics
7:59 am
Mon July 15, 2013

VaNews for 07.15.13

Virginia is a very good state for business but apparently no longer the best and a new reality show in Richmond paints a stark picture of life in Virginia's capitol city. Those were two of the most clicked stories over the past week at Virginia Public Access Project’s V-A News link on V-PAP-dot-org.

VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at vpap.org.

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Mary Wilson is a Pennsylvania Public Radio reporter providing 90.5 WESA with updates from Harrisburg and beyond.

Peabody Award-winner Peter Breslow is a senior producer for NPR's newsmagazine Weekend Edition. He has been with the program since 1992. Prior to that, he was a producer for NPR's All Thing's Considered.

Breslow has reported and produced from around the country and the world from Mt. Everest to the South Pole. During his career he has covered military conflicts in a half dozen countries, had his microphone splattered with rattlesnake venom and played hockey underwater. For six years he was the supervising senior producer of Weekend Edition Saturday, managing that program's news coverage.

NPR listeners often ask, "What is her name anyway — Keema Leski, Kim Alesky, Kay Marlenski, or what?" Her name is Kee Malesky, nee Christine Mary Shields, of Brooklyn, N.Y. The "Christine" became "Kee" when her youngest sister learned to talk, and because she thought it was a really cool name, she stuck with it.

Erica reports on environment and energy issues for WFPL, which run the gamut from stories about the regionââââ

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