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Turning To Owls To Figure Out How To Reduce Noise On Wind Farms

One of the big knocks against wind farms is the sheer amount of noise they make, but researchers at Virginia Tech have devised an innovative fix by looking at the stealthy flight of owls.

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Virginia Parole System May Get A Second Chance After Review

Legislation passed in the '90s mandates that criminals in Virginia prisons serve at least 85 percent of their sentence, but a commission meeting soon will review whether that fails to give prisoners incentives to improve their lot.

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The Politics Hour - July 10, 2015

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Virginia Sen. Adam Ebbin and D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson.

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For Lawsuit On Va. Political Map, Complicated Testimony And Fresh Precedent

At one point, one of the judges said he thought he understood the details but joked he didn't want to be quizzed later.

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Music Isn't Just Entertainment For Some Patients — It's Life-Changing Therapy

Before a stroke robbed him of the ability to sing and speak, Jim Bob Rodriguez was active in various men's choirs and barely ever missed a week singing at church. Three years later, he's regaining his ability to both sing and speak, thanks revolutionary music therapy.

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Despite Obstacles, Charter School Movement Making Gains In Virginia

Why does Virginia have so few charter schools? The issue could be front-and-center in the next General Assembly election.
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McAuliffe, As Cheerleader-In-Chief, Tries To Refashion Virginia Economy

"I'm just sort of getting warmed up," the governor told the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments this week.

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Keep It Down! Residents Near Reagan National Bring Noise Complaints To FAA

Are airplanes flying into Reagan Washington National Airport really making more noise than they once did? Residents groups met with officials from the FAA Wednesday to lodge their complaints.

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Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore Plans Presidential Run

Gilmore said in a phone interview Tuesday with The Associated Press that he plans to announce his candidacy in the first week of August.

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Judges To Decide Whether Virginia District Map Illegally Clusters Black Voters

A panel of federal judges in Alexandria is weighing whether the Virginia House of Delegates illegally grouped black voters into certain legislative districts.

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