Mallory Noe-Payne

Reporter - Richmond

Mallory Noe-Payne is a national award-winning reporter and producer based in Richmond, Virginia. She's done work for NPR, Marketplace and Public Radio International. 

Although she's a native Virginian, she's also worked for public radio in Boston. There, she helped produce stories about higher education, including a nationally-airing series on the German university system.   In addition to working for WGBH, she's worked at WAMU in Washington D.C. She graduated from Virginia Tech with degrees in Journalism and Political Science. 

For more frequent updates from Richmond, or occasional commentary on rock climbing and vegetable gardening, you can follow Mallory on Twitter @MalloryNoePayne

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With just a few days before the election, Jackee Gonzalez is out knocking doors in western Henrico County. This is one of those close races that could determine party control of the statehouse. 

And Gonzalez has one issue at the top of her mind -- abortion. 

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Unhealthy alcohol use is the third most common preventable death in America. And yet studies show that just a 90-second conversation with a doctor could make a difference. 

Now VCU has gotten a grant to study how family doctors can do a better job addressing dangerous drinking. 

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The last time there was a state house race in Newport News it ended in a perfect tie. The winner was chosen by drawing a name randomly from a bowl. 

Now, two years later, the race is a rematch. But are people paying attention?

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For centuries, a site in central Virginia was capital of the Monacan Indian Nation. Today it’s owned by Fluvanna and Louisa Counties and officials plan to build a water pump there. They say the infrastructure is needed to provide water to residents and businesses in Zion Crossroads.


Now those plans could be derailed by allegations of misconduct lodged by a former employee of the archaeological firm that tested the site. 

In a briefing in Richmond Monday, Virginia’s Secretary of Finance Aubrey Layne told state lawmakers that revenues aren’t keeping pace with expenditures.