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Online School can mean Unique Challenges for ELL Students

Even though schools are closed for the rest of the year, teachers are trying to keep their students engaged through distance learning. Many districts are going online. But the shift might be especially challenging for English learners.

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Governor Ralph Northam is now considering hundreds of bills the General Assembly sent him last month, including one that raises the minimum wage.

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The COVID-19 outbreak is disrupting elections at every level as governments and political parties adjust.

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Just days after the White House coronavirus task force warned Americans to brace for sobering death tolls, the administration is vowing to reimburse hospitals for treating uninsured patients infected with the coronavirus.

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Any one charged with a crime in Virginia is entitled to a speedy trial. But, a speedy trial in the age of coronavirus is proving to be a challenge.

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State officials are still pleading for supplies to help fight the new coronavirus, and a Charlottesville doctor is doing her part.  Her actions could help medical professionals nationwide.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is instituting a hiring freeze of state employees and is telling agency heads to look for ways to cut budgets in response to the coronavirus.

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Cases of COVID-19 in Virginia passed the 2,000 mark, according to data published by the Virginia Department of Health Friday morning.

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With people losing jobs and having to stay home they’re at greater risk than ever of not having access to food. Virginia officials say there’s been a 20 to 50-percent spike in visits to food banks since the outbreak of COVID-19. Now a movement is taking root in Richmond to help people grow their own.

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The government has gone to work disbursing the billions of dollars Washington has committed to sustain the economy after the deep shock it has undergone in the pandemic, the White House promised on Thursday.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Jovita Carranza, head of the Small Business Administration, vowed that some of the first systems for loans or payments would be up and running as soon as Friday.

A storytelling festival held each year near Roanoke is going on this weekend, but not in the traditional way.  

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