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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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Military veterans have, in recent times, tended to vote Republican, but a Charlottesville man is hoping to change that – launching a campaign called Mission First. 

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President Trump will not be on the ballot this year in Virginia. But voters are likely to cast ballots thinking about him.

Here in Virginia economic development usually means building something and using up resources, but in Bath County a different approach is in play.   One family has found a way to make money by saving the land and water around them.

The race for U.S. Senate in Virginia is contested. But it might not end up being all that competitive.

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