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Navigating your commute can be stressful enough, but a new study looked at how stress from your day in the workplace affects how you drive on the way home.  

Senate Takes Action on Opioid Legislation

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This week the Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill focused on stemming the opioid crisis that’s raging in Virginia and across the nation.

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Hundreds of chefs, winemakers, beer brewers, foodies and farmers are descending on Charlottesville this weekend for the 17th annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello.  This year’s program includes cooking demonstrations, a seed exchange, talks and tastings.

On average, Americans spend 100 hours a year in their cars and some people do their dining behind the wheel.  Add to that the rising cost of real estate in Central Virginia, and it’s easy to see why some restauranteurs are now offering gourmet fare and quality comfort food at gas stations.

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More than a decade ago, Virginia Tech was the scene of a mass shooting. Now the issue of gun violence remains one of the hottest issues in Virginia politics. The candidates for Senate are divided on how to handle the issue.

 

Candidates for the competitive 5th Congressional District met in rural Madison County Thursday night for a debate. Both candidates agree healthcare and the economy are top issues for the area.

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The opioid crisis continues to claim hundreds of lives in Virginia every year, and lawmakers are still trying to figure out how to get a handle on the problem.

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Democrats have been pushing to expand Medicaid for years, although they weren’t able to gain any traction until they came within a few votes of seizing the House of Delegates.

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Virginia is moving forward with a plan to implement work requirements for Medicaid. Lawmakers got their first glimpse of details for the program during a Senate Finance committee meeting in Richmond Thursday.

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Cities like Roanoke are the frequent site for car shows. But a new exhibit at the Taubman Museum of Art offers a different take on America’s love for the automobile.

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