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For many across Virginia, dental health care is still out of reach—these programs are trying to bridge the gap

Until last summer, nearly 5 million Virginians lacked dental insurance. Expansions to Medicaid in the past year have helped, but as Roxy Todd reports, there’s still a shortage of dentists in parts of the Commonwealth who are willing to accept low-income patients.

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Aug 12
Charlottesville residents reflect five years after Unite the Right

Five years after neo-Nazis and other white supremacists marched in Charlottesville, the city is still reflecting on what happened. Several residents shared their stories and their conclusions with Sandy Hausman.   

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Aug 12
Pope & Schapiro: Virginia governors with presidential aspirations

Many Republicans are encouraging Glenn Youngkin to run for president, but he’s not the first Virginia governor to consider a campaign for the White House. Jeff Schapiro of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Michael Pope take a look at governor’s who have considered hitting the campaign trail for national office.

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Aug 12
Cville photographer presents The Story of Us

As Charlottesville observes the fifth anniversary of Unite the Right, a photographer who documented the Summer of Hate five years ago presents a show in the trees along the city’s downtown mall. Rather than focus on right-wing extremists, it features those who stood up to them.  Sandy Hausman has that story.

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Aug 11
1 in 10 children in Virginia suffer from anxiety or depression, study finds

Newly released data shows that about 1 in 10 Virginia children are experiencing mental health problems. As Mallory Noe-Payne reports, those numbers are on par with the national average.

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Aug 11
Get up close with Virginia’s first offshore wind turbines

State regulators have now approved plans for the largest offshore wind farm in the nation. Already, Dominion Energy has completed testing of two turbines off the coast of Virginia Beach.   Sandy Hausman joined other journalists on a trip to see how those windmills are working, when we can expect to see more, and how […]

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Aug 10
“Cups and Claws” offers a relaxing environment for potential adopters

The market for coffee shops is highly competitive, but a Virginia couple may have an edge at their new café.  It’s called Cups and Claws, and allows customers to hang out with cats.  Sandy Hausman has that story.

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Aug 10
Full Disclosure Briefing: The Misery Index

In the dictionary of economic terms, “misery index” sounds particularly menacing.  So what exactly is it? Roben Farzad, host of the Full Disclosure podcast, and Craig Wright explain it and its impact.

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Aug 09
Va. News: Charlottesville plastic bag tax, Virginia Beach police encrypt communications

Virginia Beach police will no longer allow the public to listen in on radio communications. And, Charlottesville has joined the effort to reduce plastic bag pollution with a targeted tax. 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 […]

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Aug 08
Electric bike-share program in New River Valley abruptly shuts down

Several electric bike and scooter sharing programs across Virginia have stopped abruptly after the company, Bolt Mobility, has seemingly stopped operations. Roxy Todd reports that it’s caught local officials in the New River Valley off guard, and without a plan to move forward.

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Aug 05
Pope & Schapiro: Kansas abortion vote, Youngkin listening tour and classroom cameras

What impacts could the Kansas abortion vote have here in Virginia? Jeff Schapiro of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Michael Pope discuss that and all of this week’s political happenings.

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Aug 05
AG Miyares joining effort to cut down on scam robocalls

Attorney General Jason Miyares is working with a bipartisan group of AGs from across the country to crack down on robocalls. Michael Pope reports.

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Aug 04
Should Virginia teachers be allowed to bring guns into the classroom?

As concern over school shootings increases, some say teachers should be able to bring guns to the classroom. Michael Pope reports.

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Aug 03
After a years-long effort, Virginia will soon do away with a tax on menstrual products

Sometimes the path between an idea and a law takes years of effort as advocates try and fail multiple times before they achieve success. Michael Pope reports on the six-year effort to remove Virginia’s tax on menstrual products.

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Aug 02
Virginia’s Moton Museum added to Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Park

In 1954, the Supreme Court did away with legal segregation of schools in Brown versus the Board of Education.  Today, there’s a national park in Kansas celebrating that case, but there were other places involved in the lawsuit – one here in Virginia – and Congress has now made it part of the park, as […]

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Aug 02
Full Disclosure Briefing: JetBlue and Spirit announce plans to merge

Last week, JetBlue and Spirit announced plans to merge. The new company would become the country’s fifth largest airline – if federal regulators approve. Roben Farzad, host of the Full Disclosure podcast, and host Craig Wright discuss the potential merger and what it could mean for Virginia travelers.

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Aug 02
Environmentalists worry climate legislation may lead to weakened permitting process

The Mountain Valley Pipeline has encountered a number of setbacks from courts and regulators throughout the permitting process. Michael Pope reports environmentalists are worried Congress may soon take action to weaken that process.

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Aug 01
Va. News: South American rodents, historic flour mill closure

The imminent closing of a historic Virginia flour mill has caused a run on its products. And, the state is gearing up to deal with an invasion of South American rodents. 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 […]

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Aug 01
One Virginia congressman wants to put cameras into classrooms

Cameras are used to monitor security in many schools.  But what about cameras to monitor what’s being taught? As Michael Pope reports, that’s become a topic of discussion in a congressional race.

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Jul 29
One Virginia congressman wants to put cameras into classrooms

Cameras are used to monitor security in many schools.  But what about cameras to monitor what’s being taught? As Michael Pope reports, that’s become a topic of discussion in a congressional race.

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Jul 29
Pope & Schapiro: Chips, approval ratings and an old scandal

An old, alleged scandal is back in the news. Jeff Schapiro, political columnist at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and Michael Pope discuss the week in politics and the General Assembly.

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Jul 29
Pope & Schapiro: Chips, approval ratings and an old scandal

An old, alleged scandal is back in the news. Jeff Schapiro, political columnist at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and Michael Pope discuss the week in politics and the General Assembly.

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Jul 29
Could Virginia play a role in the national semiconductor push?

Virginia already has one manufacturing facility for semiconductors.  It’s in Prince William County in northern Virginia. But, as Michael Pope reports, new federal money to encourage fabrication plants could be coming to Virginia.

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Jul 28
Could Virginia play a role in the national semiconductor push?

Virginia already has one manufacturing facility for semiconductors.  It’s in Prince William County in northern Virginia. But, as Michael Pope reports, new federal money to encourage fabrication plants could be coming to Virginia.

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Jul 28
Virginia Aquarium expecting endangered crocodile eggs to hatch this summer

Staff at the Virginia Aquarium are keeping a watchful eye on over a dozen white eggs expected to hatch this summer. It will be cause for celebration since they were laid by an animal that’s threatened worldwide, but the rest of us might feel a little nervous as 14 baby tomistomas arrive. Sandy Hausman has […]

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Jul 28
Virginia Aquarium expecting endangered crocodile eggs to hatch this summer

Staff at the Virginia Aquarium are keeping a watchful eye on over a dozen white eggs expected to hatch this summer. It will be cause for celebration since they were laid by an animal that’s threatened worldwide, but the rest of us might feel a little nervous as 14 baby tomistomas arrive. Sandy Hausman has […]

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Jul 28
Blue Ridge Poison Center: Delta-8 THC edibles driving jump in calls

The Blue Ridge Poison Center at UVA Health is fielding a significant influx of calls over adverse reactions to a substance derived from hemp and marijuana plants. Nick Gilmore reports. You can reach the Blue Ridge Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222.

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Jul 28
Blue Ridge Poison Center: Delta-8 THC edibles driving jump in calls

The Blue Ridge Poison Center at UVA Health is fielding a significant influx of calls over adverse reactions to a substance derived from hemp and marijuana plants. Nick Gilmore reports. You can reach the Blue Ridge Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222.

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Jul 28
Buchanan County flooding reignites debate over Virginia’s RGGI membership

Recent flooding in Southwest Virginia is reopening debate about Virginia’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Michael Pope reports.

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Jul 27
Buchanan County flooding reignites debate over Virginia’s RGGI membership

Recent flooding in Southwest Virginia is reopening debate about Virginia’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Michael Pope reports.

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Jul 27