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Posted in Virginia's News on October 18, 2018
Virginia officials announced Thursday that Medicaid Expansion is a go, and newly eligible populations will be able to sign up during this year’s open enrollment. That comes after federal officials gave the state approval last week. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Election Day is fast approaching, and that means the campaign cash is flying around Virginia politics. Michael Pope is digging into the latest round of financial disclosures.
Virginia officials are rolling out a year-long campaign to honor the state’s history. It’s called American Evolution, and is pegged to the 400th anniversary of several big firsts for North America. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.
Posted in Virginia's News on October 16, 2018
As more teachers in Virginia organize and advocate for more money in public schools, some worry that advocacy isn’t welcome. Now Richmond is seeking to reassure teachers they have the right to speak up. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.
Posted in Virginia's News on October 15, 2018
As Election Day approaches, voters are considering which candidates they’ll support in November. And outside groups are spending a lot of money to influence that decision. Michael Pope reports.
With cooler temperatures expected across Virginia this weekend, it may soon start to finally feel like fall. And with fall temperatures comes the changing colors of leaves on trees across the state. Nick Gilmore reports.
How many competitive congressional races does Virginia have this year. Three? Perhaps four? As Michael Pope reports, one may or may not be on the list.
Following the United Nation’s recent report on climate change, the issue was a hot topic at a debate Monday night between the two candidates in Virginia’s 5th District. Nick Gilmore reports.
Voters are headed to the polls in a few weeks to cast their ballots in the November general election. But lawmakers and elected officials are already thinking ahead to the June primaries. Michael Pope reports.
Posted in Virginia's News on October 8, 2018
Since the school shooting at Parkland Florida in February, school officials across Virginia have been looking at ways to harden classrooms. One potential way of doing that is finding other places to conduct elections. Michael Pope reports.
Posted in Virginia's News on October 5, 2018
Earlier this week, Virginia Beach began confiscating electric scooters, saying they violate city code. The two-wheeled machines are being dropped off in cities across Virginia, by a company called Bird Scooters. Mallory Noe-Payne went to chase one down.
Posted in Virginia's News on October 4, 2018
If you watch television or listen to talk radio, you know it’s election time. But just how effective are all those ads? Michael Pope has the story.
Posted in Virginia's News on September 26, 2018
Lawmakers are in Richmond Thursday to evaluate a new set of redistricting proposals. And as Republicans and Democrats throw out competing maps it’s left us with a question: can redistricting be done without people at all? Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Posted in Virginia's News on September 24, 2018
For decades, colleges and universities in Virginia have used race as a factor in their admissions policies to ensure a diverse student body. Now the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate is calling for an end to that practice. Michael Pope has details.
Posted in Virginia's News on September 20, 2018
Democrats have been pushing to expand Medicaid for years, although they weren’t able to gain any traction until they came within a few votes of seizing the House of Delegates. Now, as Michael Pope reports, the popularity of Medicaid expansion is soaring.
Posted in Virginia's News on September 19, 2018
President Trump will not be on the ballot this year in Virginia. But voters are likely to cast ballots thinking about him. Michael Pope is looking at new polling about the president in Virginia.
Posted in Virginia's News on September 18, 2018
In the last decade, Virginia’s coal industry has gone into a freefall. Michael Pope has details.
Posted in Virginia's News on September 17, 2018
Virginia has spent almost $60 million in the past two weeks on prep and response for tropical storm Florence. That figure was delivered to lawmakers in Richmond Monday during a meeting of the House Appropriations Committee. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
As the vote nears for Senate confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, both of Virginia’s senators are now announcing their intention to vote no. Michael Pope has the story.
People all across Virginia stopped today to recall the events of September 11th, 2001. But nowhere were the memories as raw as Arlington, where one of the hijacked planes slammed into the Pentagon. Michael Pope has the story.
Posted in Virginia's News on September 7, 2018
The fierce debate about filling the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court is likely to have an immediate impact here in Virginia. Michael Pope has this preview of a case headed to the court this fall.
Posted in Virginia's News on September 6, 2018
Virginia is adding jobs, and that growth is happening across all parts of the commonwealth. But some parts are growing much faster than others. Michael Pope is looking at the numbers.
Posted in Virginia's News on September 5, 2018
It’s back to school time in Virginia, and students are headed back to classrooms across the commonwealth. But those schools are not being funded at the same levels. Michael Pope has this look at the funding gap.
What do Virginians think about the state of the economy? According to one new poll, that depends on what they think of the party in power. Michael Pope has more.
For people who get their health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, recent years have seen some massive premium hikes. But now lawmakers in Virginia may be on the verge of stabilizing the marketplace for the individual market. Michael Pope reports.
Posted in Virginia's News on August 31, 2018
Climate change is more than a theory. Now it’s an economic reality. And, it’s already taking a toll on property values across Virginia. Michael Pope reports.
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Posted in Virginia's News on August 29, 2018
Ahead of Thursday’s special legislative session, state Democrats have redrawn eleven legislative districts to comply with a court order. Democrats say their proposed map is constitutional, and that they did not rely on racial demographics. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Posted in Virginia's News on August 28, 2018
Virginia is one of more than a dozen states working to prevent schematics for 3D printed guns from being posted online. Michael Pope reports.
Posted in Virginia's News on August 23, 2018
As students are going back to school, administrators are faced with the difficult choice: how to make sure the classrooms are safe. And, as Michael Pope reports, opinions are divided about the best approach.
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Women in Virginia are choosing to give birth later and later in life. Michael Pope is looking at the numbers.
The latest standardized test scores are out. According to a release today from the Department of Education, Virginia students’ performance on the SOL’s have dropped very slightly from last year. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Posted in Virginia's News on August 21, 2018
What does it take to become an engaged citizen? Opinions are divided along party lines. Michael Pope reports.
Posted in Virginia's News on August 20, 2018
Usually it’s a lack of money that creates friction at the state capitol. But now it’s an abundance of it that is causing disagreement between Republicans and Democrats in Richmond. Michael Pope has the story.
Posted in Virginia's News on August 17, 2018
Virginia emerged from the recession with a low unemployment rate and higher wages. But that success is not shared across all of Virginia. Michael Pope has the story.
Lawmakers will be back in Richmond this week, which will allow Democrats to go behind closed doors and fight over who is leading their party in the House of Delegates.
Michael Pope reports.
Virginia’s system of sales taxes hits everyone with the same percentage on items they purchase. But it has a heavier burden for people with low incomes. Michael Pope explains.
Posted in Virginia's News on August 14, 2018
Remember that tax cut the president signed into law late last year? It cut many federal taxes. But, it may have also increased state taxes here in Virginia. Michael Pope reports.
Posted in Virginia's News on August 13, 2018
The recession ended nearly a decade ago, and jobs are returning to Virginia. But, the recovery from this last recession is unlike what happened after previous recessions. Michael Pope reports.
Posted in Virginia's News on August 9, 2018
Views about race relations remain incredibly complicated in America, even a year after the riot in Charlottesville. Michael Pope reports.
Posted in Virginia's News on August 8, 2018
Roanoke’s prosecutor will be investigating allegations of fraudulent voter petitions in Virginia Beach, a case that puts Republican Congressman Scott Taylor’s reelection campaign in the crossfire. But, fraudulent signatures are nothing new in Virginia politics. Michael Pope reports.
Posted in Virginia's News on August 7, 2018
What’s the future of energy generation in Virginia? Some recent developments could be a turning point. Michael Pope reports.
Posted in Virginia's News on August 3, 2018
The retirement of a Republican in the House of Delegates is prompting a new wave of soul searching among Democrats. Michael Pope has the story.
The recession is now a distant memory, and in many ways Virginia’s economy has improved. But, that rising tide has not lifted all boats. Michael Pope reports.
A best-selling author from Roanoke has again put her journalism skills to work on a true story that reads like a novel. Former Roanoke Times Reporter, Beth Macy, wrote “Factory Man” and “Truevine.” Now, she’s out with her third book, this one, about the opioid crisis and its origins here in Virginia. It’s called “Dopesick.” Robbie Harris reports.
Posted in Virginia's News on August 1, 2018
Virginia’s unemployment rate is now down to levels that haven’t been seen since before the recession hit a decade ago. That’s the good news. But, there’s an important part of the story those numbers don’t tell. Michael Pope reports.
Emergency departments across Virginia are now connected by a tech system that lets doctors share real-time information about patients, drug use and care plans. Virginia is the first state in the country to take this step. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Black unemployment may be at a record low now in the United States. But the numbers here in Virginia tell a different story. Michael Pope reports.
Posted in Virginia's News on July 30, 2018
Opponents of the Mountain Valley Pipeline are celebrating a recent court ruling. It effectively cancels permits allowing pipeline developers to build through Jefferson National Forest. And that’s leaving many to ask: what happens next? Mallory Noe-Payne reports.