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Healthcare professionals in Virginia continue to plead for protective equipment as they treat 254 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  Hundreds of doctors and nurses signed a petition asking the governor to solve the problem.  They also launched a drive to get masks, gloves and other supplies from schools, labs, restaurants and businesses into hospitals. 

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The Virginia Department of Health has confirmed at least 254 cases of COVID-19 in Virginia.

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A recent study from the Pew Charitable Trusts shows that Virginia is doing well in some aspects when it comes to expanding broadband access – mainly through its use of state grants.

And expansion may soon be on the way for some people in the Roanoke Valley.

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Supervisors in one county are testing the question of whether a locality can overrule the U-S Postal Service. And a Virginia town must choose between the quality of its mobile phone service and the welfare of two raven hatchlings.

Libraries Try to Keep People Connected During Crisis

Mar 23, 2020
Pamela D'Angelo

Communities are rolling up their sleeves and coming up with ways to deal with the consequences of social distancing and business closings due to the coronavirus.

Public libraries are at the heart of rural communities. They're a gathering spot, a portal for internet access and a safe place for teens and neighbors to meet up. But the coronavirus has changed all that.

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