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State Psychiatric Hospitals Reopened During The Pandemic But Are Still Full


Across Virginia, mental health services are stretched beyond the breaking point. Michael Pope reports advocates want changes.


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Federal Hemp Survey Could Help Lack of Info in Virginia


Virginia legalized small amounts of marijuana this July, but hemp, which comes from the same plant, has been regulated in the state since 2015. The USDA is asking farmers about their hemp crops for the first time nationwide. The survey could give valuable data to hemp farmers who lack information and for investors looking to […]


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Congressional Map Gets Chilly Reception


After the process for redrawing new state legislative districts broke down, Virginia’s redistricting commission has moved onto drawing congressional districts. Jahd Khalil reports the commission avoided a major pitfall of the last process but may have exacerbated another.


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New Report: English Language Learners in Virginia’s Schools Don’t Have Sufficient Support


Virginia ranks among the worst states in the country for graduation rates of students who do not speak English as their native language, a group that is more likely to drop out than go to college. Michael Pope tells us about a new report identifying some potential solutions.


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Va. News: Cops in Schools and COVID-19 Vaccinations


One Virginia community has changed its mind about removing armed police from schools while another will require its employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. 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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Pope & Schapiro: Former Presidents Lend Weight And Controversy In Governor’s Race


Former presidents are bringing new attention to the race for governor. Jeff Schapiro of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Michael Pope catch us up on those details and some other closely watched House of Delegates races.


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Draft Congressional Maps Include Big Changes For Central And Western Virginia


After failing to agree on new maps for state legislative districts, Virginia’s Redistricting Commission is moving on to federal Congressional districts. David Seidel reports the drafts reviewed Thursday included some big changes for southwest and central Virginia.


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Trump Phone Call Roils Race For Virginia Governor


The fallout from the January insurrection at the Capitol isn’t just at the center of Washington politics. It’s also become a flashpoint in the election for governor of Virginia. Michael Pope reports.


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Cleaning Up Virginia’s Energy Grid Could Have a Hefty Price Tag


The cost of energy is on the rise across Virginia, prompting a debate about the cost of addressing climate change. Michael Pope reports.


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Many Workers Haven’t Returned; Could That Lead to More Automation?


As schools return to in-person classes and pandemic-restrictions are reduced, Virginia’s economy is still missing many of the workers from before the pandemic. Michael Pope reports.


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