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Without the She Crab, There Would be No He Crab


The Atlantic Blue Crab, Chesapeake Bay’s signature crustacean, has been through tough times in the last 20 years. Some recent improvement has been credited to restrictions on harvesting females. Yet Virginia still allows the harvest of egg-bearing females, something Maryland banned back in 1917. The reasons why seems to be wrapped up in economics. Pamela […]


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 2016-10-11  3m
 
 

Virginia Moves Forward with Plans for Slave Site Memorial


The architecture firm responsible for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in D.C. has been brought on board to lead another historical project, this time here in Virginia. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.


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 2016-10-11  1m
 
 

Comstock is First Prominant Virginia Republican to Ask Trump to Step Aside


Republicans across Virginia are struggling to figure out how to handle their relationship with Donald Trump in the wake of his hot mic moment on the Access Hollywood bus. So far, only one prominent Republican is calling for the candidate to step down. Michael Pope has more.


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 2016-10-10  1m
 
 

Fast Food Workers Protest Handling of Sexual Harassments


Forty percent of women who work in the fast food industry are sexually harassed. That’s according a recent survey commissioned by the National Partnership for Women and Families. After the release of the new numbers, low wage workers across the country protested at McDonald’s, including here in Virginia. Mallory Noe-Payne has the story.  


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 2016-10-10  1m
 
 

Va News Topics: Radford Arsenal Waste, Williamsburg Mega-Resort


The Army has put a drone in the air to find out what’s being released from waste material as it’s burned in the open at the Radford Arsenal, and promotion of a possible mega-resort complex near Williamsburg has left two boards of county supervisors surprised and annoyed. Those have been among the most read stories over […]


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 2016-10-10  3m
 
 

The Wait for New Medicare ID Cards Could Be Longer Than Expected


If you’re on Medicare, you’re probably carrying around an ID card that includes your Social Security number. That’s a problem that everybody in Washington says they want to fix, but it’s taking longer than some would like. Michael Pope has the story.


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 2016-10-07  1m
 
 

October is Virginia Wine Month, and Uber’s Making Sure You Celebrate Responsibly


October is Virginia wine month — and in order to help more people safely enjoy the state’s wineries the Governor announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with UBER today. Mallory Noe-Payne has the details.


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 2016-10-07  1m
 
 

Most News Outlets Claim Pence as Debate Winner. But…Did Kaine Actually Lose?


Virginia Senator Tim Kaine is getting a rough treatment for his debate performance Tuesday night, a hard-driving style that showed off the former governor’s attack dog skills. Did Kaine lose the debate? Michael Pope reports.


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 2016-10-07  1m
 
 

Models Still Unsure on How Hurricane Matthew Will Impact Virginia on Saturday


Power companies, marinas, and waterfront communities along Virginia’s coast and tributaries are not taking any chances with Hurricane Matthew. Models used to track the storm keep changing, making it hard to predict the impact on Virginia. Pamela D’Angelo reports.


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 2016-10-06  0m
 
 

Virginia Spurned Numerous Talking Points During Last Night’s Debate


The vice presidential debate featured a few key moments that put Virginia in the national spotlight. Michael Pope reports.


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 2016-10-05  0m