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The developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have announced they are canceling the multi-state natural gas project due to delays and “increasing cost uncertainty.”

The ongoing national debate over policing is raising new questions in Virginia about local government spending on public safety.

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Lexington will rename the city-owned Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.

City council voted unanimously late Thursday night after hearing from dozens of citizens.

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In 1936, Virginia became the first state to open a park system, notable for being "not more than an hour’s" drive from anywhere in the Commonwealth. But for Black Virginians, no amount of drive time would have gotten them past the entrance.


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Virginia’s rural communities are struggling with an aging population and stagnant job growth. And there’s another trend behind bars.