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  • Medicaid expansion at stake at ballot box in November

    Medicaid expansion at stake at ballot box in November
    In a microcosm of the national partisan divide over federal health care reform, popularly known as Obamacare, Virginia has put one element — the expansion of Medicaid — front and center in the political debate preceding November's election....
  • Texting while driving law takes effect July 1, could be tough to enforce

    Texting while driving law takes effect July 1, could be tough to enforce
    Starting July 1st, texting while driving will be a primary offense; you can be pulled over if an officer suspects you of doing it. The big question: is it enforceable? The short answer, it's going to be tough. The ban on texting while driving...
  • Outdoors? Make regular checks for ticks

    Outdoors? Make regular checks for ticks
    In Virginia the most common tick bite comes from the Lone Star tick. "You'll pick up 50 to 100 Lone Stars for every one black-legged tick," said David Gaines, state entomologist. Yet Lyme Disease, carried exclusively by the immature black-legged, or...
  • Hampton VA opens doors to medics, corpsmen

    Hampton VA opens doors to medics, corpsmen
    — When Mathew Vance began looking for a job in Hampton Roads, he had plenty of experience to sell. The 30-year-old Wyoming native had been a combat medic in the Army and later in the Texas Army National Guard. He had deployed twice to Iraq,...
  • History of the city of Williamsburg

    History of the city of Williamsburg
    Williamsburg is one of America?s first planned cities, laid out more than 300 years ago under Gov. Francis Nicholson. The design of this ?new and well-ordered city? covering 220 acres reflected its eminence on the continent as the capital of the largest...
  • WDBJ7 goes one-on-one with Congressman Morgan Griffith

    WDBJ7 goes one-on-one with Congressman Morgan Griffith
    In our Election 2012 coverage, we focus on the 9th Congressional District.  It is located in the southwestern portion of the state and it includes Montgomery, Pulaski, Giles, Floyd and Craig Counties and parts of Henry and Roanoke Counties. Incumbent 9th...
  • Question 6: Vote no to immorality

    Gov. Martin O'Malley won't tell Marylanders what he thinks marriage is, or how he came to support same-sex marriage, but he is certain "gender" is irrelevant to the marital relationship and the preservation of family and society. Even pagan Rome, which...
  • Manufacturing company celebrates expansion in Bedford County

    Manufacturing company celebrates expansion in Bedford County
    If you get an advertisement in the mail, there's a chance it came from Bedford County. Mail America has been in Forest since 1989, printing and sending out documents for clients. "We love Bedford County," said Mail America's managing director, David...
  • WDBJ7 sits down with George Allen

    WDBJ7 sits down with George Allen
    The Virginia U.S. Senate race is among the most closely watched and hotly contested in the country, and the outcome could determine which party controls the Senate. WDBJ7's Hollani Davis goes one on one with Republican George Allen. Hollani:...
  • Republican candidates for U.S. Senate debate in Roanoke

    Republican candidates for U.S. Senate debate in Roanoke
    Roanoke was the setting Saturday for the first of three debates for a statewide election. The Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate went head to head Saturday afternoon at the Sheraton. Four candidates are vying for the republican nomination for the...
  • Mental health advocates oppose proposed restriction on drugs for Medicaid patients/Monday vote

    Mental health advocates oppose proposed restriction on drugs for Medicaid patients/Monday vote
    Eight Virginia health groups, from pediatricans to the Virginia chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, are urging the  General Assembly to reject the governor’s amendment restricting access to psychiatric medications for those on...