VT Biologists Find Cancer Connection to Our Body Clock

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A new discovery finds that timing is everything when it comes to preventing and treating cancer. Scientists at Virginia Tech are the first to confirm the important role our bodies' internal clocks play in whether we are more prone to develop the disease. 

After you wake up in the morning, you might think it’s your coffee that perks you up, but Molecular Biologist Carla Finkielstein says,"That’s not it at all.  It’s actually a placebo. That coffee may make you feel good but it is not doing anything” to wake you up in the morning.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation that will lower and simplify state tax bills.


Federal authorities have started a criminal investigation of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

According to disclosures filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission this week, the U. S. Attorney’s Office in Roanoke and a grand jury have asked for company records related to pipeline construction. 

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Alpacas are becoming increasingly popular across Virginia, although state laws have not kept up with the trend.

Now, one lawmaker has a bill to do just that.

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Supporters of the ERA say the effort to get the General Assembly to pass the constitutional amendment are down but not out.

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Bakers usually start their day early – putting dough in the over before sunrise, but in Charlottesville some are working late – showcasing their craft as the perfect way  to unwind. 

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Recycling is one of those universal ‘goods’ in our society.  But it’s facing challenges with new rules recently announced for what can and can’t go to recycling centers. One Virginia Tech student got creative and found a way to recycle something he loves, into something someone else could use.

The blackface scandals have caused lawmakers to approach a number of policy issues in new ways. That includes the budget.




Virginia lawmakers are expressing profound regret for lynching, the brutal murders of black men and women by white mobs in the decades after the Civil War.

The joint resolution passed by the General Assembly comes amidst a messy and public debate about racism in Virginia.


How closely should local jails work with federal immigration officials? That’s an issue that lawmakers are debating in Richmond.


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