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LGBTQ groups launch a million-dollar campaign to participate in the 2020 census; and biodiversity at risk in North Carolina.

2020Talks - January 23, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former VP Joe Biden butt heads at opposing ends of the Democratic spectrum. And Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is suing former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Public News Service - VA: Civic Engagement

Virginia lawmakers are looking to close a loophole that allows people to buy guns privately or at gun shows with no background checks. (Adobe Stock)

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency, banning guns on the State Capitol grounds until Tuesday as militia groups from around the country plan to storm Richmond on Monday. They're protesting gun-control proposals, including more background checks, now in

Many retirees in Virginia live on incomes of less than $20,000 a year, primarily from Social Security benefits. (Adobe Stock)

RICHMOND, Va. — With state and local elections in Virginia less than a month away, AARP Virginia says it's prime time for voters to get candidates to address retirement security issues. The typical working household nearing retirement in the Commonwealth has a little over $14,000 in savings,

Mercury emissions from U.S. coal plants decreased 85 percent between 2006 and 2016, and mercury levels in water and fish also have decreased. (JuergenPM/Pixabay)

RICHMOND, Va. — Environmental groups plan to speak out against the Trump administration's rollback of regulations that have cut mercury emissions at coal-fired power plants by 85 percent in the last decade. The Environmental Protection Agency's daylong public hearing tackles proposed changes

A federal court ruling requiring the Virginia General Assembly to redraw its legislative district boundaries could eventually affect partisan control of the House. (Pixabay)

RICHMOND, Va. – Just like deja vu, Virginia lawmakers are back in Richmond for a special session to comply with a court order to redraw congressional districts – and their critics argue they're back to making the same mistakes. House Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a proposal they clai

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is asking residents to

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – With a state of emergency declared ahead of the one-year anniversary of violence that sprung from a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, fewer disruptions are expected this weekend – despite the continued rise of hate groups and hate speech. Several events

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Republican challenger Corey Stewart are set to appear in three televised debates. (Wikimedia Commons/Trimmel Gomes)

RICHMOND, Va. – Outside of trading jabs on social media, Virginians soon will get to see Sen. Tim Kaine and his Republican Party challenger Corey Stewart go face-to-face in televised debates. On issues such as Russian interference in U.S. elections, Stewart remains a strong supporter of Pres

Community discussions are scheduled from coast to coast as part of this National Week of Conversation. (Sandy Heierbacher/NCDD)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — This week is the first-ever "National Week of Conversation," and the Millennial Action Project is hosting a series of events in Charlottesville to promote healthy dialogue and help mend the deep divisions within communities. Layla Zayden, the Millennial Action Project'

Supporters rally around a small group of people sitting in two trees atop Peters Mountain in Monroe County to protest proposed pipelines. (Appalachians Against Pipelines)

RICHMOND, Va. — Protests continue over construction of the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast underground natural gas pipelines. And opponents hope Gov. Ralph Northam takes more action to halt the projects. Northam recently announced new state authority to protect its clean water, allowing th

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