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President Trump is calling to increase defense spending by $54 billion, which could mean a big boost for Virginia’s economy. But, Matt Laslo reports from Washington that not all of the state’s lawmakers are on board.

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Virginia’s gubernatorial race is heating up with just over two months to go until the election to decide party nominees.

Governor McAuliffe Approves Airbnb Regulation Bill

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Virginia’s Republican lawmakers and Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe have finally reached a middle ground on how to handle one part of the new disruptive economy. As Michael Pope reports, local governments across Virginia are about to start cracking down on Airbnb.

Virginia Governor Renews Push to Expand Medicaid

17 hours ago
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After Congress’ failure last week to pass an overhaul of healthcare, it looks like the Affordable Care Act will remain the law of the land. For Virginia, that means Governor Terry McAuliffe is taking the opportunity to revive his long-standing push to expand Medicaid coverage in the state.

Words by Women During the Civil War

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It may seem like an invasion of privacy to read someone’s diary, but for historians they are treasure troves.  Because they’re not written for public consumption, like a memoir or a letter, they open a window into the deepest thoughts of the writer. The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation has organized a lecture series featuring the diaries of three women who lived in there during  the American Civil War begins this week. 

How is the ACA Faring in Virginia?

Mar 27, 2017
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Republicans say the Affordable Care Act is in a “death spiral,” and President Trump is expecting the system to “explode.” But what is the state of the newly created health-insurance exchanges in Virginia?

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Rivers connect the cities of Virginia, and it turns out they also connect this state to the world.  Sandy Hausman reports on a unique partnership between the University of Virginia and a city 7,500 miles away.

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Tolls, late charges and administrative fees for using the Elizabeth River tunnels in Hampton Roads are adding up to bills that some people in Portsmouth and Norfolk say they will never be able to pay. This story has been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at vpap.org.

Debate Over Fishing Rights Remain for Virginia Watermen

Mar 24, 2017
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Commercial watermen who fish the Potomac River were dealt a blow this week when the Maryland-Virginia authority that regulates them did nothing to protect their fishing rights from federal plans for a Mallows Bay Marine Sanctuary.

The Ongoing Effort to Better Relay Weather Hazards

Mar 24, 2017
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Meteorologists are always trying out new and better strategies to get information to the public. And now the National Weather Service in Blacksburg is testing a new tool that could do just that. 

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