Virginia Public Access Project
11:06 am
Mon May 13, 2013

VaNews for 05.13.13

One of Virginia’s worst political scandals  is back in the headlines while a statewide political race that usually gets little attention will be in the spotlight this year.

Those stories have been among the the most read this past week on the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews at VPAP.org.

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

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Rebecca Plevin is a reporter for Valley Public Radio. Before joining the station, she was the community health reporter for Vida en el Valle, the McClatchy Company's bilingual newspaper in California's San Joaquin Valley. She earned the George F. Gruner Award for Meritorious Public Service in Journalism and the McClatchy President's Award for her work at Vida, as well as honors from the National Association of Hispanic Publications and the California Newspaper Publishers Association. Plevin grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She is also a fluent Spanish speaker, a certified yoga teacher, and an avid rock-climber.

Dr. John Henning Schumann is a writer, internist, and medical educator at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine in Tulsa. His medical practice consists of adult primary care, in addition to training residents and medical students. He serves as Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at OU.

He previously worked to improve patients’ experiences at teaching hospitals in Boston and Chicago before moving to Tulsa in 2011. He writes the popular blog GlassHospital, which demystifies medicine and health care.

Meet the Candidates Part 3
9:18 am
Fri May 10, 2013

The Run for Lieutenant Governor: Steve Martin and Corey Stewart

Steve Martin and Corey Stewart

We continue today with our election series on the statewide candidates with a focus on the crowded GOP Lieutenant Governor's race. 

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The Federal Goverment Decides
8:06 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Will Fracking Be Allowed in the George Washington National Forest?

George Washington National Forest

The George Washington National Forest is a treasured resource popular for hiking, hunting and fishing. Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, is a highly debated form of drilling for natural gas.  Can the two exist in the same space?



















 



 

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Meet the Candidates Part 2
10:53 am
Thu May 9, 2013

The Run for Lieutenant Governor: E.W. Jackson and Pete Snyder

E.W. Jackson and Pete Snyder seeking the Republican nomination for Virginia's Lieutenant Governor.

Among the seven candidates seeking to become the Republicans’ nominee for Lieutenant Governor two have no public office experience. But, from their point-of-view, that’s a good thing. 

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Preventing Auto Accidents
3:09 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Transportation Champion of Change

Tom Dingus/VTTI
Credit Virginia Tech

Traffic accidents cause more injuries than anything else in our society.  And they’re the leading cause of death for people between the ages of three and 33.

Driver distraction is the most common cause of traffic accidents.  And because vehicles are moving at relatively high speeds, what happens in one, affects many others.

The director of Virginia Tech’s Transportation Institute, Professor Tom Dingus, says one solution coming down the pike, is something called ‘vehicle connectivity.’

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Commentaries & Essays
2:59 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Grieving Over Pets

Most of the time, it's parents who teach their children a thing or two, but once in a while kids can help us to get through a difficult time.  That's what Shenandoah Valley veterinarian Douglass Hopkins discovered one day at her clinic.


 

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Meet the Candidates Part 1
10:38 am
Wed May 8, 2013

The Run for Lieutenant Governor: Davis & Lingamfelter

Jeannemarie Davis & Scott Lingamfelter

Nine candidates are seeking their party’s nominations for Lieutenant Governor this year.  The first in our profile formerly served as state Delegate and state Senator and is one of only two women to run for statewide office during this nominating season, Jeannemarie Davis.

The second in this first part of our series is former Army Colonel and long-time Delegate, Scott Lingamfelter. 

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