Archive for October, 2019
Public money is often handed over in the form of grants. But, there’s a debate about how much of that process should be public information. Michael Pope reports.
Virginia government officials are on the road this fall, listening to the concerns of women across Virginia about delivering babies. It’s an effort aimed at curing the crisis in maternal mortality for African-American women. Michael Pope reports.
When it comes to apple production, Virginia ranks sixth in the nation – well behind the leader: Washington State.
It’s worth noting, however, that farmers here offer a huge variety and our cider industry is growing.
Sandy Hausman stopped at this state’s oldest cidery to learn more about the fruit and its delectable juice.
Washington, DC isn’t the only place where controversy has arisen over whether an elected official should be removed from office…and the return of dolphins in large numbers to the Potomac River is a sign of change.
Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s Va. News link.
More now from Fred Echols.
One watchdog group is worried about government ethics in Virginia. And, it’s challenging candidates for the General Assembly to do something about it. Michael Pope reports.
The first comprehensive study of the effects of invasive plants on indigenous wildlife is sobering.
Researchers at Virginia Tech found that when invasive plants take over an area they actually alter the ecosystem, depleting native animals’ natural food sources.
As Robbie Harris reports, this phenomenon is a major driver of wildlife extinction. And the researchers say it’s even worse than they thought.
Virginia’s 5th and 6th Congressional Districts cover a massive portion of the state – stretching from northern Virginia all the way to the North Carolina line. They also each include a segment of Bedford County, where the two Republicans who hold those seats conducted a joint town hall meeting Wednesday night. Nick Gilmore has details.
Is the way Virginia funds its schools equitable? That’s a topic up for debate in Richmond. Michael Pope reports.
The phragmites invasion began when it hitched a ride here with European colonists.
Today, the tall reed lines Virginia’s waterways, and wetlands, taking over native habitats and clogging waterways throughout the Chesapeake Bay.
But with climate change, the pesky plant is being considered in a different way. Pamela D’Angelo reports.
Wealthy people are taxed more in Virginia. But, people at the other end of the spectrum may be feeling more of the pinch. Michael Pope reports.
Federal anti-discrimination laws that protect workers often don’t apply to employees of small businesses. But a rarely used Virginia state law does. Now the ACLU of Virginia has taken up a case, in part, to show employees of small businesses that they also have protections. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Loudoun County has the world’s largest concentration of data centers. But what about Southwest Virginia?
Michael Pope reports on one economic development effort to bring data centers to coal country.
Scientists in Maryland have transported parts of a marsh into the next century.
They are looking at the future effects of global warming and increased carbon dioxide on wetlands around the Chesapeake Bay.
In her occasional series on climate change resilience, Pamela D’Angelo talks with some of the scientists behind the project.
The national political discussion may be focused on the 2020 Presidential election… but first, here in Virginia, there’s 2019.
In a month all 140 state lawmakers are up for election.
Party control of the General Assembly is at stake.
Mallory Noe-Payne has a look at one of the most important races of the year.
New wireless technology is being installed on utility poles across Virginia. It’s thanks to a new law that’s opened the floodgates for small-cell technology. Michael Pope reports.
Remember those work requirements Republicans insisted on before passing Medicaid expansion?
They haven’t been implemented yet. And Michael Pope reports the governor’s office is still negotiating with federal officials to strike a deal.
When actress Angelina Jolie learned she was at high risk for breast cancer, she opted to have both breasts removed and reconstructed.
Since then, many women who are not at high risk have — nevertheless – followed her lead.
Now, a PhD candidate at the University of Virginia’s School of Nursing hopes to reverse that trend as Sandy Hausman reports.
September is over. And for some parts of the state, including Danville and Bluefield, it was the driest September on record.
Mallory Noe-Payne reports if the dry spell continues, it could mean a big hit to the bottom line for many farmers.
Car-title lenders and internet lenders have stepped up their campaign contributions in recent years.
So far this election cycle the industry has given about $840,000 and more campaign cash may be on the way before Election Day.
Michael Pope explains why.