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After decades of suspicion about what exactly is going on at the Radford Arsenal in southwestern Virginia, community relations are improving. Not only did the first ever area soil and air test results come in at safe levels, but the whole vibe at meetings is changing. 

Emily Satterwite teaches Appalachian studies at Virginia Tech. She says, “It’s been amazing to watch over the past year, the degree to which the tone of the community meetings has shifted from police presence and combative to ‘let’s keep working together.’”

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Efforts to bring broadband internet service to rural areas in Virginia could get a big shot in the arm.

Governor Ralph Northam says he will designate $46 million additional dollars to the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative,  a state program that works with public private partnerships to increase service.

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Virginia lawmakers are monitoring the potential of a partial government shutdown.

They know from past shutdowns that the Commonwealth’s economy gets hit by them

Ethan Kocet

A book, co-written by a Virginia Tech biologist, called “The Definitive Guide to Animal Flatulence" became a New York Times best seller last year.  Now its authors are out with their second Definitive Guide, This one called “True or Poo? The Definitive Field Guide to Filthy Animal Facts and Falsehoods.”

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Leaders in Washington may be heading toward yet another government shutdown, although Virginia’s two senators are hopeful Congress can avoid brinkmanship.


A permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail, was thrown out Thursday by a federal appeals court that harshly criticized regulators for approving the proposal.

Sandy Hausman

The city of Petersburg was once a prosperous place where railroads crossed and tobacco money changed hands.  Today it’s economically depressed, but a program pioneered by Virginia State University could help to revive the city in a surprising way. 

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Democrats and Republicans in Congress may be deadlocked over a potential government shutdown and funding a wall on the southern border. But, they’re also coming together to pass significant bipartisan legislation at the end of the year.

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Railroad company Norfolk Southern Corp. is moving its headquarters from Norfolk, Virginia, to Atlanta, bringing with it 850 jobs and more than $500 million in economic investment, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday.

With three universities in town, a thriving job market, food and arts scene, Richmond has a large population of young adults in search of entertainment, and the state’s capital does not disappoint.  Even shuffleboard, a sport once popular with retirees in Miami Beach, is drawing crowds as Sandy Hausman reports.


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