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The last decade has seen a dramatic reduction in local newspapers across Virginia, a decline that’ is documented in a new report outlining news deserts.

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As more teachers in Virginia organize and advocate for more money in public schools, some worry that advocacy isn’t welcome. Now Richmond is seeking to reassure teachers they have the right to speak up.

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One of the tightest Congressional races in Virginia is in the 7th District - where Republican incumbent Dave Brat is facing a challenge from former CIA agent Abigail Spanberger. The two met for their first debate Monday night in Culpeper.

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A popular high school teacher from Charlottesville is recovering after surgery at the University of Virginia Medical Center.  43-year-old Matt Shields was perfectly healthy, but he agreed to an operation to save his father’s life. 

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The artist Georgia O’Keeffe is remembered as a painter of Southwestern landscapes and flowers, but it turns out her early works were done at the University of Virginia where she studied and taught.  Now, UVA plans to show those as part of an exhibit called Unexpected O’Keeffe. 

NPR CEO Jarl Mohn has named Nancy Barnes, a veteran newspaper editor, as the network's permanent chief news executive, NPR announced Tuesday. Barnes fills a nearly yearlong vacancy that was triggered by the firing of Michael Oreskes, NPR's former news head, over allegations of sexual harassment.

On Monday night, the first of three debates for Virginia’s Ninth Congressional seat kicked off at WVVA TV in Bluefield.

The Trump administration is considering a change to immigration policy that could have a significant impact here in Virginia.

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At age 25, Haley Alvarez has already been to the postseason with the University of Virginia Cavaliers, and major league baseball’s Oakland A’s.  A couple weeks after a 97-win season, Oakland’s Scouting Coordinator is already looking at 2019.

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A Tidewater river once given up for dead now has a thriving ecosystem. And UVA researchers have found thousands of Virginia residents that the 2020 census might have overlooked.

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