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Climate Choir Goes To Richmond To Protest Pipeline

A "climate emergency choir" performed in Richmond on Monday to ask Governor Northam to put an end to the Mountain Valley Pipeline and demand solutions to climate change. WMRA's Randi B. Hagi reports.

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Coronavirus Live Updates

The White House said on Wednesday that it is ready to quickly roll out COVID-19 vaccines for kids ages 5 to 11, if the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for that age group is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The administration has bought enough doses for all 28 million children in that age group and will provide it in smaller packages with essential supplies like smaller needles to make it easier to get to physicians, pediatricians and community health centers, Biden administration officials said.

Nearly two years into the coronavirus pandemic, there's some truth in a joke circulating among frustrated ICU nurses: They ask their hospitals to appropriately pay them for the hazards they've endured. And the nurses are rewarded with a pizza party instead.

Head football coach Nick Rolovich was fired by Washington State University for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine as required by a mandate for state employees.

Four of Rolovich's assistant coaches — Ricky Logo, John Richardson, Craig Stutzmann and Mark Weber — were also terminated by the university for failure to get fully vaccinated by Monday.

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The surge of COVID-19 patients at Augusta Health in Fishersville is gradually starting to subside. WMRA's Randi B. Hagi has this update.

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On Tuesday, October 19, a UVA alum and one of the architectural team members who created the Memorial to Enslaved African American Laborers at the university will be honored at an award ceremony in D.C. 

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The race for one school board seat in Rockingham County is a microcosm of the fierce debates over masking mandates, transgender student rights and other issues.  The candidates held a debate Wednesday night, and WMRA's Randi B. Hagi was there.

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The Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA currently has adoption promotions going on, so it's only $25 to adopt cats, kittens, and some dogs.

The nonprofit Central Valley Habitat for Humanity returns to the Elkton area with a homeownership application event this Thursday.

An invasive species of insect is spreading across Virginia, threatening grape vines and other crops. 

Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue recently welcomed their 89th and 90th intakes of the year -- two horses that were rescued from neglect.

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A new program at Dynamic Aviation in Bridgewater gets kids out onto the airfield and in the cockpit.

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The Middle River Regional Jail's authority board is working towards renovating the facility since expansion plans stalled out earlier this year.

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Some Charlottesville residents got multiple deliveries of mail this weekend as the post office there brought in dozens of carriers from other offices to try and overcome the backlog of delayed mail.


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The parents of the 6-year-old Colorado girl who fell to her death at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs in September have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the amusement park.

It may seem obvious: Heat kills. Wildfires burn. Flooding drowns.

PHILADELPHIA — The NFL proposed changes to the $1 billion concussion settlement on Wednesday after an outcry over test score adjustments known as "race-norming," which make it harder for retired Black players to win dementia awards that average $500,000 or more.

The new testing formula, developed during months of closed-door negotiations with players' lawyers, will remain secret until a federal judge reviews it. That means the 1,435 NFL retirees whose dementia claims have been denied, many or most of them Black, won't immediately know how the changes could affect them.

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Books & Brews - Nov 9

Joel Salatin weighs in on food self-reliance, food security, connections to local farmers, and a lifetime of lessons learned at Polyface Farms.

A podcast about songs created by The Steel Wheels and commissioned by fans during the 20-21 Pandemic. This podcast is a creative collaboration with WMRA.

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