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There’s a lot more on the ballot than the presidential race. Voters will also consider a constitutional amendment creating a new mapmaking commission to draw political boundaries.

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Jerry Falwell Jr. has sued Liberty University, alleging the evangelical school founded by his late pastor father damaged his reputation after he resigned as president and chancellor in August amid a series of scandals.

A judge in the Shenandoah Valley ruled that registrars cannot count ballots received after Election Day if they are missing information indicating when they are mailed. The ruling strikes part of new voting regulations.

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With the pandemic putting an end to lots of human activities that bring us joy, plenty of people have contracted a case of the blues, but at the University of Virginia some students are hoping to help with a new service based on an old idea – the singing telegram. 

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Virginia is not among the Presidential swing states that are getting all the time and attention right now. And Michael Pope reports on a new poll that might show why.

Richmond’s mayor and its health director are urging people to act differently to slow the increase of COVID-19.

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Virginia's statewide positivity rate currently sits around 5%. But, it's closer to 9% in certain areas of southwestern Virginia, especially those localities near the Tennessee border.

Andrew Mann

The U.S. has one of the safest food systems in the world, but when a new coronavirus strikes, it takes new strategies to keep it that way. There are many unknowns as to whether COVID-19 can be transmitted through the food supply chain, but a team of scientists at Virginia Tech just got a million-dollar grant to find out.

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A judge in Richmond has has sided today with state officials in a closely-watched case about the Robert E. Lee Monument. The judge ruled Tuesday that Virginia’s Governor does have the power to remove the last remaining Confederate statue on Monument Avenue. But the judge also said that can’t happen until an appeal plays out.

Governor Ralph Northam is now considering dozens of bills lawmakers sent him during a special session on coronavirus and criminal justice reform.

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