Chesapeake Bay

Pamela D'Angelo

Virginia prizes its rural communities; from farmer's markets to vineyards, to oyster trails. But, those same communities still aren't connected to affordable high-speed internet, making it hard for everyone from small businesses to students trying to do homework. Now, one region is looking into a unique partnership to get it done.

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Virginia’s lawmakers will be in Richmond next week to put the final touches on the state’s budget. As Mallory Noe-Payne reports, there are some last minute disagreements on money between Republicans and Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe.

Trump Proposes Cutting EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program

Mar 16, 2017
Steve Helber / AP

 

President Trump's budget blueprint to “Make American Great Again” would cut EPA funding for the Chesapeake Bay by $73 million, ultimately killing federal programs to eliminate pollution that’s been plan plaguing the bay for decades. 

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The Delmarva Peninsula lies under the Atlantic Migratory flyway, a path waterfowl migrate through. As Europe deals with recent outbreaks of a severe strain of Avian Influenza, some local poultry growers worry that just one infected bird passing through the region could contaminate and kill whole flocks of chickens.

Virginia's Barrier Islands Are on the Move

Jan 27, 2017
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A new study out this week has found that Virginia's barrier islands are moving. Nick Gilmore reports on what that means for the Eastern Shore.

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