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For years, state and local officials have talked about bringing passenger rail service to the New River Valley. And, plans are now in motion to make that a reality.

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Thirty percent of Fortune 500 companies have announced plans to cut carbon emissions, and now small businesses in Virginia are getting on board.  The Community Climate Collaborative in Charlottesville announced formation of a Green Business Alliance with 16 founding members doing their part to slow global warming.

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Sixty years ago this week, thirteen civil rights advocates set out from Washington, D.C. to desegregate interstate bus travel.  The Freedom Riders made their first stop in Fredericksburg.

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Passenger rail service is expanding into the New River Valley.  Gov. Northam will be in Christianburg Wednesday to announce a deal with Norfolk Southern.

The Democratic primary for attorney general is entering its final phase, and the candidates are trying to draw distinctions between each other over how they will run the office.

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This is Teacher Appreciation Week, and Virginia Commonwealth University says a number of its graduates deserve special thanks.  They serve in the state’s poorest schools – places where resources are limited and teacher-turnover is high. 

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Seven people hoping to be the Republican nominee for governor are making their final cases to delegates ahead of an unassembled convention on Saturday.

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Health departments and local school systems are already planning to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinics for younger students.

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Last year, the General Assembly passed a new law that allows employees of local governments to engage in collective bargaining.

Republicans are getting ready for a multi-location convention, when they'll select their candidates for statewide office.

But don't expect results for a few days.

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