Virginia

Blowing the lid off the Flint Michigan water pollution crisis was a watershed moment in this country.  It began as a crusade, first, just to prove there was a problem and ultimately, for public officials to address it.

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As anyone who’s ever had a tooth ache knows, it’s tough to concentrate on much else until you can get to a dentist.  But more than half of Virginians don’t have dental insurance and many don’t have money to pay out of pocket. 

This week, Mission of Mercy is holding its free dental clinic in southwestern Virginia. 

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The new Virginia law, legalizing industrial hemp could bring dramatic change to the state’s landscape. Once a staple crop in colonial Virginia, it was later banned and labeled a dangerous drug. But  even though it’s now OK to grow it here, there are still plenty of challenges and legal roadblocks ahead because of its controversial cousin, the marijuana plant.

Virginia Tech

A new state law ends Virginia’s restriction on growing Hemp in the commonwealth. Several states have already passed laws allowing hemp cultivation and sale. And even as Virginia joined them this week, it continues to classify the move as a ‘research project’ that has certain requirements attached.

Humans are social creatures, but these days, many people say they feel socially isolated.  In Blacksburg a group of guys is taking things into their own hands to put the ‘social’ back in ‘life. 

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