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How Will Tim Kaine Perform Tonight?


Virginia’s Senator, and Democratic vice Presidential candidate, Tim Kaine will be in the national spotlight this evening, when he debates Mike Pence, Trump’s running mate. What kind of performance is Kaine expected to deliver? Michael Pope has this preview.


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 2016-10-04  1m
 
 

Environmental Picketers Stake Out Governor McAuliffe’s Offices


Environmental activists began a three-day protest outside Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s offices in Richmond yesterday. Mallory Noe-Payne has the details.


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 2016-10-04  0m
 
 

Why Longwood?


Thousands of people are descending on Farmville, Virginia – home to Longwood University, the site of Tuesday’s vice presidential debate.  Sandy Hausman looks at why the parties will face off at that little-known school.


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 2016-10-03  1m
 
 

Va News Topics: Fauquier County Registrar, Misleading Endorsement Videos


Fauquier County’s registrar was surprised when he received a letter telling him he was not registered to vote, and a couple of video endorsements for a Suffolk City Council candidate were not quite what they appeared to be. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project’s Va […]


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 2016-10-03  3m
 
 

Salvadorans Seeking Shelter From War-Torn Country Flock to Virginia


Salvadorans are flocking to Virginia, a trend that new Census numbers say has increased since the civil war in El Salvador ended more than 20 years ago.  One center of that community is a neighborhood in Alexandria. Michael Pope reports.


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 2016-10-03  3m
 
 

The Invasion of the Blue Catfish


A few years ago, scientists began worrying that blue catfish, the much larger cousins of those squirmy, yellowish bottom feeders, might take over in Chesapeake Bay. They’re big—better than 100 pounds in some cases–voracious eaters and they’re prolific. So, at least one seafood wholesaler appropriated a slogan applied to other invasive fish–eat ‘em to beat […]


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 2016-09-30  6m
 
 

Is Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott Eyeing a Senate Seat?


Virginia Beach Congressman Bobby Scott is stepping up his fundraising efforts and forming a new political action committee. It’s the clearest sign yet that he’s angling for the Senate seat that might be vacated by Tim Kaine if he becomes vice president. Michael Pope reports.


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 2016-09-30  1m
 
 

After Disrepair and Default, Natural Bridge Becomes State Park


The distinct limestone arch known as the Natural Bridge became Virginia’s newest State Park over the weekend. The celebration concludes a tense couple of years for the conservation nonprofit that battled disrepair and default to make it happen.  Jessie Knadler has the story.


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 2016-09-29  3m
 
 

Oyster Farmers Clash With Homeowners and Boaters


This week, Virginia Beach homeowners and recreational boaters unhappy with large metal oyster farming cages on their beaches and waterways asked state officials for help. Pamela D’Angelo has the story.


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 2016-09-29  0m
 
 

Clinton Earns Endorsement From Prominent Republican


Hillary Clinton is picking up a major Republican endorsement in Virginia, longtime Republican Senator John Warner. Michael Pope reports.


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 2016-09-29  0m