Should transgender youth be turned away from homeless shelters? One Virginia member of Congress is taking issue with the Trump administration’s position on that question.


More than half of Virginia’s rural hospitals are losing money, and two have closed since 2013 according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.  The challenge of operating medical centers outside of big cities is real.  But despite those problems, communities are hoping to hold onto their hospitals.

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The Presidential Ideas Festival: Democracy in Dialogue will convene elected leaders, scholars, policymakers, business and media leaders, and students to drive a thoughtful discussion on the state of democracy in the United States and abroad.

At a sold-out conference on the presidency in Charlottesville, five of the nation’s top political pundits made predictions for 2020. 

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The mystery of whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that nearly destroyed his career remains unsolved.

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Women farmers are on the rise. And at the same time the number of men who are farming is actually shrinking. That’s according to the latest agricultural census numbers, released every five years.

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The politics of climate change are dividing members of Virginia's Congressional delegation.

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Should older workers have a higher burden to prove age discrimination? One Virginia congressman says no, and he’s moving forward with a bill to do something about it.

Virginia revenues are looking strong.  But a trade war and heavy debt at the federal level could threaten that.

Polling by NPR finds that while rural Americans are mostly satisfied with life, there is a strong undercurrent of financial insecurity that can create very serious problems for many people living in rural communities.

The findings come from two surveys NPR has done with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on day-to-day life and health in rural America.


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