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The developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have announced they are canceling the multi-state natural gas project due to delays and “increasing cost uncertainty.”

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Property taxes in a Virginia town are about to quadruple. And some owners of historic homes in Richmond's Fan District have decided they don't want Robert E. Lee seen on their property.

Dan Addison/UVA

Monticello is the plantation where Thomas Jefferson lived, but it’s also home to the Center for Historic Plants – an enterprise committed to collecting, preserving and distributing heritage fruits, vegetables and flowers cultivated more than a hundred years ago.

A new era for the program 1A begins later this morning when Jenn White becomes the permanent host.

She brings a wealth of experience from her time in public radio in Chicago.

Linda Edmonds Turner / Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

In 1936, Virginia became the first state to open a park system, notable for being "not more than an hour’s" drive from anywhere in the Commonwealth. But for Black Virginians, no amount of drive time would have gotten them past the entrance.

 

MBandman / Flickr, Creative Commons: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbandman/23033039562

Virginia’s rural communities are struggling with an aging population and stagnant job growth. And there’s another trend behind bars.

Alex Ranaldi / Flickr, Creative Commons: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexranaldi/5976585860

The COVID pandemic has forced cancelation of Fourth of July fireworks in many places, but in Charlottesville a group of guys vowed the show would go on and be even better than before.

New Laws & Pandemic Create New Questions for Immigrants

Jul 1, 2020

New laws that directly apply to immigrants in Virginia took effect Wednesday.

But many are unsure about their rights under the changes and how using COVID-19 relief programs can impact their legal standing.

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Contractors began removing Confederate monuments located on city-owned land in Richmond Wednesday afternoon.

Steve Helber / AP

 

 

In Richmond, protests against police brutality continue every night.

 

Police have often responded with force, using pepper spray and rubber bullets. Protestors and their advocates are pleading for them to stop. Here’s a look at what it’s been like on the ground.

A Timeline of a Month of Protests in Richmond

Jul 1, 2020
AP Photo/Steve Helber

For a month straight, protests against racism and police use of force rocked Richmond.

These are some of the key dates, including documented instances police used tear gas and pepper spray. For purposes of this timeline, events are associated with the date the protests began, even if events carry over into the early morning hours of the next day.

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