Mallory Noe-Payne

Reporter - Richmond

Mallory Noe-Payne is an award-winning reporter and producer based in Richmond, Virginia. She's done work for NPR's newscast unit, APM's Marketplace and Public Radio International. 

Although she's a native Virginian, she's also worked for public radio in Boston. There, she helped produce stories about higher education, including a nationally-airing series on the German university system.   In addition to working for WGBH, she's worked at WAMU in Washington D.C. She graduated from Virginia Tech with degrees in Journalism and Political Science. 

For more frequent updates from Richmond, or occasional commentary on rock climbing and vegetable gardening, you can follow Mallory on Twitter @MalloryNoePayne

Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIO IQ

 

 

Virginia’s Seventh District is a small slice of the state, but the Congressional race there is drawing a lot of attention. Democrats think they can pick up the seat in the 2018 midterms. But first they have to choose a candidate.

Steve Helber / AP

 

 

The gallery of Virginia’s State Senate was filled with supporters of Medicaid expansion Wednesday as lawmaker gaveled in for a special session.

 

State legislators will be working on the budget, as well as deciding whether to expand health insurance to the poor. The final decision on could still be weeks away, but advocates still made an effort to have their voices heard.

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When the Affordable Care Act became law eight years ago the premise was simple: healthcare for everyone.

But for years that premise hasn’t become reality. In part because Virginia, along with 16 other states, opted not to expand Medicaid. Now state lawmakers are headed back to Richmond for a special session that could reverse that course.

Steve Helber / AP

 

 

Virginia is one step closer to expanding Medicaid Friday, after a couple key Republican Senators broke rank and announced support for the health insurance program.

Courtesy of University of Richmond

As Virginia’s craft beer industry continues to boom, it means more job openings. To help fill the demand, the University of Richmond is expanding its class options in beer making.

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