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A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; Childcare key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 4, 2020 


Trump threatens Nevada with litigation for passing a bill to send ballots to all registered voters. Plus, primaries today in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

Public News Service - VA: Oceans

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Thousands of new manufacturing jobs could be blowing into the Virginia economy with offshore wind projects. That's according to a new report that shows that the Atlantic coast is an untapped resource ripe for the taking by using wind turbines to harness clean energy right here

RICHMOND, Va. - Pollution seems to be a political hot potato these days, especially when it comes to the Chesapeake Bay. Peggy Sanner, staff attorney for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a draft called a "pollution diet" for Virginia and

RICHMOND, Virg. - A trip to the fish department at a Virginia supermarket includes more options in recent years, such as choosing between "wild caught" or "farmed fish"- and fish in both categories often come from foreign waters. Marianne Cufone with DC-based Food and Water Watch, says about 80 perc

RICHMOND, Va. - Clean water is a right, not a luxury. That's part of the reasoning behind a bill getting some attention in Washington, D.C., today that would help preserve and protect the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Clean Water Act has been more than two-and-a-half years in the making, accordin

RICHMOND, Virg. - President Obama's announcement Thursday to cancel the proposed lease sale off Virginia's coast means that exploratory oil drilling will be put on hold for now. While it's still difficult to comprehend what the environmental and economic costs of the BP oil spill will be, the decisi

ALEXANDRIA, Va. You may never have eaten an Atlantic menhaden - a small oily fish found in the Chesapeake Bay and up and down the East coast - but this fish is food for many birds, mammals and bigger fish, such as the striped bass, as well as the focus of a substantial commercial fishery. Accordi

NORFOLK, Va. - With all the buzz on Capitol Hill about health care reform and job creation, many legislators have expressed doubt about the passage of a climate bill this year. One Republican Senator, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, is actively trying to block new environmental regulations for greenhouse

RICHMOND, Va. - Supporters of climate change legislation currently before the U.S. Senate are looking for enough Republican support to make the measure filibuster-proof. The Senate bill will go hand-in-hand with similar legislation already passed in the House. Virginia Congressman Jim Moran (D-8th

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