Virginia's favorite NFL team is making the case that its nickname and logo are no more offensive than many others that are allowed to stand....and some international students at Virginia Tech are among those accused of using fraudulent test scores to obtain student visas. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on

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We’ve heard a lot about the problem of concussions in ‘pro’ and college football. But most football players in the U.S. are kids… 3 million of them play ‘Pop Warner’ youth football every year.

No one has examined the effect all those hits to the head have on them until now. Scientists at Virginia Tech are leading a team tracking the impact of this favorite contact sport on its youngest players.

It’s after dark at the practice field at the Blacksburg recreation center where 9 and 10 year old boys are running football drills under the lights.

One group in Richmond is doing something different to combat poverty. Taking kids from low-income neighborhoods and giving them what they often lack.... mentoring...guidance... a male role-model... all disguised as an after-school biking program. Richmond Cycling Corps it's called.

Cyclists Move On

Sep 28, 2015

The world road biking championships wrapped up in Richmond this weekend… Initial fears about slow-to-appear crowds disappeared by the time the largest race happened Sunday. Preliminary numbers show more than 600,000 spectators showed up for the event.

The height of the action on Sunday’s 10-mile course was Libby Hill...

“Look at the wall of fans, it’s like a theater here in Libby Hill. What a fantastic site!”

RVA Restaurants Braced for Underwhelming Crowds...So Far

Sep 24, 2015

This week, Richmond is hosting the road cycling world championship. The city predicted almost half a million spectators for the nine day event, so local restaurants have been gearing up for business. But, the crowds have been slow to appear.

The seats outside Lift Cafe, right along the race route in downtown Richmond, aren’t filled with the regular crowd of VCU students and professionals, but instead cyclists from Bermuda, Canada, Germany...