Goodlatte Reflects on 26 Years in Congress

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Associated Press

In January, Virginia will lose Congressman Bob Goodlatte, who as Judiciary Committee Chair has been the most powerful member of the Commonwealth’s delegation in Washington.

Greg Kelly's grandson, Caden, scampers to the tree-shaded creek behind his grandfather's house to catch crawdads, as Kelly shuffles along, trying to keep up. Kelly's small day pack holds an oxygen tank with a clear tube clipped to his nose. He has chairs spaced out on the short route so he can stop every few minutes, sit down and catch his breath, until he has enough wind and strength to start out again for the creek.

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The Virginia Department of Transportation has a draft plan for improvements to Interstate 81, the vital highway that runs along the western side of the state.

Now a construction industry group says it’s time for legislators to hit the gas.

Virginia Public Access Project

One of the last cities in Virginia to fully digitize public records is finally taking the plunge. And people in Virginia's I-95 corridor north of Fredericksburg may soon have a faster way to get into DC.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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