Trudy Munoz

Supporters are expressing disappointment over the fate of Trudy Munoz – a woman convicted of shaking a baby in her care.  She completed ten years behind bars this week – still insisting she did nothing to harm the boy at her daycare center in Northern Virginia.  But her release brought no joy, as Sandy Hausman reports.

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What does it take to become an engaged citizen?  Opinions are divided along party lines.

There's a new effort to block construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline -- environmental groups suing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for approving the project.  FERC recently ordered Dominion to stop work on the ACP and this new legal action could put a permanent end to the pipeline.

Like many rural southwestern Virginia counties, Floyd ‘s main industry is agriculture. It’s also home to a mix of creative people who grow or make specialty items for sale.

Now the county is getting behind them with an initiative to help its boutique farmers actually make a living at it.  Adam Fisher won a thousand dollar prize for technical support for his wild food harvesting business called Burgeoning Farms.

Virginia emerged from the recession with a low unemployment rate and higher wages. But that success is not shared across all of Virginia.

Earlier this year, Republicans and Democrats finally cut a deal on expanding health insurance to people who live in poverty or with disabilities.

But the key to cutting that deal is now at risk.

About 150 people came out for what Charlottesville's city council called a Listening Session. They  complained about how officials handled the first anniversary of Unite the Right, arguing the presence of 1,000 state and local policemen  was disconcerting and unnecessary.   

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Lawmakers will be back in Richmond this week, which will allow Democrats to go behind closed doors and fight over who is leading their party in the House of Delegates.

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Until recently, much of recycled cardboard in the U.S. would head straight to China. But in March, the Chinese government decided to raise standards for importing recycled material, and that’s had an impact right here in Virginia.

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