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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Remember that tax cut the president signed into law late last year? It cut many federal taxes. But, it may have also increased state taxes here in Virginia.

Ashton Erler

State and local police held a news conference to congratulate themselves on a fine job in Charlottesville this year. They can’t say how much it cost to put a thousand officers and several helicopters in the city for a largely peaceful weekend, but they’re claiming success.

Ashton Erler

Several hundred people rallied at the University of Virginia this weekend – many of them students or faculty members protesting the heavy police presence in Charlottesville. 

“They are here to control us!” protesters chanted as they unfurled a banner reading Last Year They Came With Torches.  This Year They Come with Badges.  Security fences at the site and the large number of police on hand made organizers uneasy, and they quickly changed plans.

1,000 Police on Patrol in Charlottesville

Aug 14, 2018

While white supremacists rallied in Washington over the weekend, they stayed clear of Charlottesville, where a thousand police officers and several helicopters were on patrol.  Their presence raised questions about how far a free society should go to be safe.  Sandy Hausman has that story.

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Our electronic devices have made communicating quick and easy, but social scientists say, there’s a downside to our ‘always on’ work culture that’s hurting employees and their families. 

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