Virginia Tech

Even before the Coronavirus pandemic began, scientists at Virginia Tech were busy planning a new infectious disease center, focused on disease transmission from animals.

Turns out their timing was excellent. Because now, there’s a whole new arsenal being created to fight the current pandemic and perhaps prevent future ones. 

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Lawmakers are about to arrive in Richmond to start considering a number of criminal justice reforms. One issue that might be on the agenda is a moratorium on court fines and fees.

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As some Virginia school districts prepare to re-open without students in the classroom at least one county is looking at renting out unused school buildings. And the City of Radford will limit gatherings as college students return for the fall semester.

Virginia’s Albemarle County has voted to remove a statue of a Confederate soldier.

As a special session approaches later this month, Senate Democrats are preparing their proposal to reform police agencies across Virginia.