Archive for December, 2019

Virginia’s Congressional Delegation On Opposite Sides of Climate Change Issue

virginia_flag_map_0As the demand to act on climate change mounts, members of the Virginia Congressional delegation are taking a variety of approaches. Michael Pope reports.

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Study: Many Wage Complaints Go Uninvestigated


When a worker believes they’ve been cheated out of their pay, they can file a complaint with the state.

But Michael Pope reports a new study finds many of those complaints are never investigated.

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Congressman McEachin’s Effort to Get More Young People Enrolled in Health Insurance

399px-Donald_McEachin_portrait_116th_CongressEver since the Trump administration spiked the individual mandate for health insurance back in 2017, young people have avoiding signing up for health insurance. Now, one Virginia congressman is supporting a proposal aimed at getting more young people in the insurance pool. Michael Pope reports.

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New Regulations on Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools Headed to Governor


Virginia is one step closer to adopting the state’s first-ever set of regulations governing the use of seclusion and restraint on public school students.

As Mallory Noe-Payne reports, the proposed rules recently received the necessary approval from multiple state agencies.

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757? Coastal Virginia? — Hampton Roads Considers What’s in a Name


Localities included in the Hampton Roads Planning District (Credit:

A community’s brand identity, like Virginia’s Blue Ridge or RVA, can often be a key marketing tool to attract visitors, businesses and new residents.

That’s why a rebranding effort is being considered in Hampton Roads.

Michael Pope has this preview of a report out next week.

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Retail Jobs Drop in Virginia

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Now that the holiday shopping season is underway, new data shows Virginia’s retail trade employment is taking a hit this year.

Michael Pope reports.

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Dominion Energy Outlines Plans to Remove and Recycle Coal Ash

Dominion-EnergyLogo-172x72Dominion Energy is coming up with plans to remove and recycle coal ash from four sites around the state.

Lawmakers got their first update on the new legislative mandate Monday.

Mallory Noe-Payne has details.

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Va. News: W&L Students want to alter its Diploma, a Virginia political campaign that cost nothing


Some graduating students at Washington and Lee University would like an alternate version of the school’s traditional diploma… and in the era of long and expensive political campaigns, one in Virginia lasted an hour and cost nothing.

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.

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