WVTF http://wvtf.org en VA Lawmakers Debate Border Crisis Situation http://wvtf.org/post/va-lawmakers-debate-border-crisis-situation <p>Lawmakers in the region are divided over how to deal with the president's request for emergency money to deal with the flood of unaccompanied minors.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The new Republican proposal calls for deploying the National Guard to the border, while also funding more immigration judges to quickly process the unaccompanied children.&nbsp;The proposal still faces an uphill battle - even in the GOP. Here’s Virginia Republican Congressman Randy Forbes who has been calling for more border security.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:22:43 +0000 Matt Laslo 24789 at http://wvtf.org VA Lawmakers Debate Border Crisis Situation "Kids Count" Survey Results Released http://wvtf.org/post/kids-count-survey-results-released <p>The Annie E. Casey Foundation has just released its 25th annual Kids Count survey. And while Virginia has made progress in the areas of education and overall health, it still suggests that more children are living in impoverished homes and lack the community make-up or family foundation to help increase their likelihood of living successful lives.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:12:41 +0000 Tommie McNeil 24788 at http://wvtf.org "Kids Count" Survey Results Released A Simple Way To Reduce Stroke Risk: Take Your Pulse http://wvtf.org/post/simple-way-reduce-stroke-risk-take-your-pulse An irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation is a big cause of stroke, especially for people who have recently had a stroke. But it's not something that most people can feel.<p>Doctors test for <a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/atrialfibrillation.html">atrial fibrillation</a> by hooking people up to an <a href="http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/ekg/">electrocardiogram</a> machine at the office, or having them wear a Holter monitor for a day or a week. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:57:00 +0000 Nancy Shute 24781 at http://wvtf.org A Simple Way To Reduce Stroke Risk: Take Your Pulse Gaza Conflict Day 17: Here's What You Need To Know http://wvtf.org/post/gaza-conflict-day-17-heres-what-you-need-know The Federal Aviation Administration is now allowing American flights in and out Israel.<p>If you remember, the FAA <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/22/334054282/faa-prohibits-u-s-airlines-from-flying-to-tel-aviv">banned flights to Ben Gurion Airport on Tuesday</a>, after a rocket landed about a mile from the airport.<p>"Before making this decision, the FAA worked with its U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:40:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 24782 at http://wvtf.org Gaza Conflict Day 17: Here's What You Need To Know Military Dogs' Advocates Say The Canines Aren't Pets — They're Vets http://wvtf.org/post/military-dogs-advocates-say-canines-arent-pets-theyre-vets <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Military+Dogs%27+Advocates+Say+The+Canines+Aren%27t+Pets+%E2%80%94+They%27re+Vets&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 David Welna 24787 at http://wvtf.org