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Democrats are divided about how much of America’s health insurance should be run by the government. That’s leaving some industry groups worried about the future of Virginia’s rural hospitals.

A local chapter of the NAACP is suing a Virginia county in an effort to change the names of schools named in honor of Confederate leaders.

The worst Atlantic coast storm in history, Hurricane Sandy, killed hundreds of people and destroyed more than half a million homes in 2012. But for some beach dwelling species, it was a net gain.  Endangered shore birds got a boost from the massive storm, thanks to a natural occurrence that’s been going on for millennia.

American Academy of Dermatology

It’s been a rough summer for residents of the state’s 18 prisons that lack air conditioning.  Inmates say temperatures inside often exceed 100 degrees, and last week those housed at the Buckingham Correctional Center had a new complaint.

Members of the Norfolk School Board are facing criticism over meeting without public notice. It’s an issue that every Planning Commission and water-control board in Virginia has to deal with.

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A new tourism campaign has launched this week in Richmond.  It focuses on Black-owned businesses and Black-centered events. 

Kaiser Health News

Thanks to Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms, many Americans live their lives online – sharing the details of their days, but a 53-year-old woman from Charlottesville decided to share her death online with the full support of her spouse. 

Robbie Harris

Of all the ground-breaking innovations Internet technology has brought to the workplace, the best may be, that today’s I.T. employees can be based anywhere.  And that means more high-tech jobs in rural communities, far from the cost and crowds of big cities. A Blacksburg cloud computing company just broke ground on a second building for its growing workforce, more than doubling its work space. And it’s looking for hundreds more employees.

NPR

Who are the people running against all those incumbent members of the Virginia General Assembly this year? And just how rich are they?

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The Trump administration wants to build a new detention center for children in Northern Virginia. And, the idea isn’t all that popular in the region.

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