One of the issues that became a campaign theme this year was protection for people who have preexisting medical conditions.

Members of the General Assembly are about to consider a state change that could have significant consequences.

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Charlottesville police have a new tool. And the United Daughters of the Confederacy canceled a planned ceremony in Richmond when protesters gathered. 

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Activists are pushing for Virginia’s lawmakers to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment this year, potentially changing the United States Constitution. To help raise awareness, a group is driving around the state.

The 2018 election is now in the books. But get ready for the next election cycle because the primary is only about seven months away.


These days, most everyone types on computer keyboards. It’s the way we work, play and communicate.  But they’re also becoming musical instruments. 

A computer scientist at Virginia Tech has come up with a new way to ‘play’ them, where the act of striking the keys becomes a new form of artistic expression.    

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Now that Democrats have taken control of the House, Democrats in Virginia’s congressional delegation are about to take on a new and more significant role in the next Congress.

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After a lengthy public hearing Thursday, the state Air Pollution Control Board was expected to vote Friday on a permit for a key piece of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. 

Instead it put off the decision until December 10th to gather more information.

It often takes years for government agencies to make big changes in social programs, but Virginia’s Department of Juvenile Justice reports a major turnaround in just four years.  The improvements have been made without additional state spending.

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1992 and 2018 have both been deemed The Year of the Woman, but what about the year 1968?

That was the year Shirley Chisholm became the first African-American woman to be elected into the U.S. Congress. Her election still ignites the political hopes of some Virginian legislators.

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Yesterday, Virginians elected three new congress-women to represent the state on Capitol Hill. It was one of the largest gains for women in the country.


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