Government & Politics

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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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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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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Star Scientific Controversy
10:34 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Political Fallout

Regardless of the legal outcome, the issues surrounding a former chef from the governor’s mansion and gifts from the CEO of a company called Star Scientific may take a political toll on the state’s top Republicans. 

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