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'Ambassador of the Arts' views poetry as activism
Mar 06,2017

In 1985, James Ragan and three other poets from Western countries were invited to perform before 10,000 Russians at the first International Poetry Festival in Moscow.

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New laws would help and hurt access to information
Mar 06,2017

For advocates of government transparency, the General Assembly’s 2017 session was a mixed bag, resulting in bills that both increased and decreased information available under the Freedom of Information Act.


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Some female hunters have sights set on pink camo
Mar 06,2017

Cassie Crouch of Bedford, Virginia, started hunting when she met the man whom she later would marry. “It was one of our first dates,” she said. In 2010, Crouch and her husband

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Legislative highlights: What passed and what didn't
Mar 01,2017

During their 46-day session, the Virginia General Assembly passed 880 bills and myriad resolutions ranging from constitutional amendments to the designation of Taekwondo Day.


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Richmond Film Festival kicks off with musical acts
Mar 01,2017

With an electric six-string cellist and an orchestra playing a fusion of classical-jazz and hip-hop, the sixth annual Richmond International Film Festival kicked off and will run through

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Future public servants observe lawmaking firsthand
Feb 28,2017

For the past two months, they showed up every day at the state Capitol, dressed in matching blazers and carrying pen and paper at the ready – the next generation of public servants carefully

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'Hidden Figures' discuss their pioneering work in mathematics
Feb 28,2017

When Dr. Christine Darden was growing up, African American women like herself had limited career prospects. "Most black females got jobs as teachers or nurses or in someone's house," she said.

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Pranks ensue on Senate floor on last day of session
Feb 27,2017

The floor of the Virginia Senate is notorious for its strict rules. Even in the state Capitol’s remote viewing room, a sign warns "No Food or Drink." However, the end of the legislative session was more like




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