Earlier this week, Virginia Beach began confiscating electric scooters, saying they violate city code. The two-wheeled machines are being dropped off in cities across Virginia, by a company called Bird Scooters.

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It’s been 150 years since Little Women went on sale, and while the publisher of Louisa May Alcott’s classic didn’t think it would sell well, the novel has been in print ever since.  It’s been translated into dozens of languages, turned into wven films, a musical, an opera and several plays.  This year one Virginia school celebrated the story – finding themes still resonate in the 21st century.

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If you watch television or listen to talk radio, you know it’s election time. But just how effective are all those ads?

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A year after a lawmakers made it possible for localities to set up needle exchanges, only one program is up and running.

Across Virginia, local taxpayers are paying for federal immigration enforcement.  That's the finding of a new analysis by the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis.

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The Internet is changing the way we communicate.  These days it’s all about tweets and status updates, short sentences and quick comments that show up in our ‘in-boxes.’  But what does it all add up to? Virginia Tech English Professor Matthew Vollmer is exploring what this modern medium can do for literature and what literature can do for it.   

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Candidates for Virginia’s Senate seat tackled the controversial Supreme Court nomination during their final debate Tuesday night.


In recent years, you may have noticed that mobile phones are increasingly giving alerts about missing children or severe weather.

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The opioid crisis has touched every corner and demographic of Virginia.

Ralph Northam has been using his roles both as governor and as a pediatric neurologist to talk about it.

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Four members of a militant white supremacist group from California have been arrested on charges they traveled to Virginia last year to incite a riot and attack counterprotesters at a white supremacist rally that turned deadly, court documents unsealed Tuesday say.


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