Meet the Candidates Part 5
3:03 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

The Run for Lieutenant Governor: Susan Stimpson

Susan Stimpson

More than 13,000 Republicans are preparing to gather in Richmond for their state nominating convention that begins on Friday. 

They will choose their nominees for Lieutenant Governor and
Attorney General—and given the large field, many say it’s been challenging to select only one for each office. 

In the last installment of our election series on the statewide candidates, we meet the final contender, Susan Stimpson—who is one of two women vying for Lieutenant Governor.


 

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Science & Technology
2:05 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

New Approach to Stopping Superbugs

The race to stay ahead of drug resistant ‘super bugs’ threatens to be a losing battle.  But a Blacksburg company is working on an innovative solution to the problem. 

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Meet the Candidates Part 4
11:16 am
Mon May 13, 2013

The Run for Lieutenant Governor: Ralph Northam & Aneesh Chopra

Ralph Northam (left), Aneesh Chopra (right)

We round out our election series on the statewide candidates, focusing on the two Democrats running for Lieutenant Governor in the June 11th primary. 

State Senator Ralph Northam and former Obama Administration Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra have distinct backgrounds. 

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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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