WMRA News

Second Look
1:32 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Leymah Gbowee Visits, Lawmakers Tackle Sexual Assault, Cyber Security

Nobel Peace laureate Leymah Gbowee visited her alma mater, Eastern Mennonite University, to support an Ebola fundraiser organized by EMU’s International Student Organization.  WMRA’s Kara Lofton was there....  The problem of campus sexual assault gets some attention in the General Assembly, WMRA’s Andrew Jenner reports that the proposals are not without controversy....  Kara Lofton filed a two-part report with some advice for how to protect YOUR identity and data online, and on the broader problem faced by businesses and governments....  and we meet Iraqi refugee Husam Abdulazeez, as Andrew

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Part 2 of 2
11:59 am
Thu February 12, 2015

How (Cyber) Secure Are You? The Bigger Picture

Jack Davidson is a professor of Computer Science at the University of Virginia, and president of Zephyr Software.

Today we revisit the question “How secure are you?” in the second half of our two-part series on cyber security.

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Refugee Photographer
1:24 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Seeing Virginia With New Eyes

Husam Abdulazeez's photographs will be on display until April
Andrew Jenner

A photographer who’s recently moved to Rockingham County hopes his newcomer’s perspective can show others what life through a refugee’s eyes looks like here.

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Part 1 of 2
12:46 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

How (Cyber) Secure Are You? Protecting Personal Info

Edna Reid is an associate professor of Intelligence Analysis at James Madison University.
Credit Kara Lofton

It's a topic more and more in the news—cyber security.

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Disagreement Over Provisions
12:11 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

General Assembly Takes on Campus Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is an issue getting some attention in this session of Virginia’s General Assembly.

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Second Look
1:27 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Country Doc, Pipeline Hearings, Hemp-Hemp Hooray

A physician from Middlebrook receives the “Country Doctor of the Year” award at his church in Spotswood.  And, as WMRA's Luanne Austin reports, his second clinic is at a very "high traffic" location....  WMRA’s Andrew Jenner filed a couple of stories on legislation before this session of the General Assembly.  The first regards an issue about which many residents in the path of the proposed Dominion natural-gas pipeline say that they are not being heard when they raise concerns about its effect on their property.  At least two lawmakers in the General Assembly are responding to those concer

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WMRA News
5:14 am
Thu February 5, 2015

Harrisonburg / Rockingham to Join Regional Jail Authority

Augusta County Administrator Pat Coffield explains the deal to add Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg to the Middle River Regional Jail Authority at a press conference.
Andrew Jenner

Scratch that $63 million jail that Harrisonburg and Rockingham County recently told the state they’d like to build.

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Hemp, the Great Unifier
12:49 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Hemp Issue Brings General Assembly Together

Public testimony at a committee hearing on the Virginia Industrial Hemp Farming Act included some hemp product show-and-tell.
Andrew Jenner

When it comes to food and farming, old is new these days; it's hard to find a seed catalog that isn't filled with heirloom crops that are all the rage again.

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Drive-by Doctor
1:58 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

"Country Doctor of the Year" Takes His Clinic to the Truck Stop

Dr. Rob Marsh, 2014 "Country Doctor of the Year," at his clinic at White's Travel Center, in Raphine, just off Interstate 81.
Luanne Austin

This week, a primary care physician in our area will receive the 2014 Country Doctor of the Year award.

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Proposed Pipeline Legislation
12:49 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

Pipeline Controversy Heads to the General Assembly

Republican Del. Dickie Bell, Staunton
Courtesy Delegate Bell

Many residents in the path of the proposed Dominion natural-gas pipeline say that they are not being heard when they raise concerns about its effect on their property.

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