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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Virginia environmental advocates are celebrating a big win at the statehouse. The House of Delegates has passed the Clean Economy Act. The omnibus bill sets the stage for Virginia to get to zero carbon emissions by the middle of the century.

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Virginia’s legislative session is scheduled to end this weekend, and it was a historic one. For the first time in decades Democrats were in power, not just of the Governor’s mansion but of both chambers of the legislature. While there are still a lot of items on the to do list, here’s a look at what Democrats accomplished. 

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No one in Virginia has tested positive for the strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19, but officials are assuring Virginians they’re prepared for if - or when - the disease comes to the state. 

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Joe Biden won Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary in a landslide Tuesday.

Biden took 53% of the vote and topped the next closest candidate, Bernie Sanders, by some 30 points.

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Now it's Virginia's turn. Voters in the Commonwealth get to register their voices in the Democratic Presidential primary.