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Kara Lofton

Until recently in Virginia, when a same-sex couple gave birth to a child that was biologically one of the partners, the other partner had no legal claim to that child, even if the couple had been legally married elsewhere.

At the first Innovate LIVE event in Staunton recently, attendees chose from events as diverse as workshops on social entrepreneurship, farm tours, community sourced conversations and live music at Queen City Brewing. WMRA’s Kara Lofton reports.

In the last installment of our series on homelessness, WMRA’s Kara Lofton talks to local experts about how solving the housing crisis could be the answer to eliminating homelessness in Virginia....

Brandy Somers

The Rocktown Beer and Music Festival in Harrisonburg pairs a variety of local, regional and national craft beers with musical talent that ranges in genre from Americana to funk and rock.

Kara Lofton

In the last installment of our series on homelessness, WMRA’s Kara Lofton talks to local experts about how solving the housing crisis could be the answer to eliminating homelessness in Virginia.

Margee Greenfield

Early every weekday morning, 76 11th and 12th grade students from ten high schools in Harrisonburg, and Page, Rockingham and Shenandoah Counties, head to Mt. Jackson for a different kind of education.  WMRA’s Margee Greenfield went along for the ride to check it out.

It’s still dark.  It’s chilly.  A small group of students are waiting at Turner Ashby High School at 6:45am, for the bus they take every morning to Massanutten Regional Governor’s School, in Mt. Jackson.

[Bus arriving sound]

Andrew Jenner

As a reporter, it's best if you have a pretty clear idea in mind what your story's going to end up being about.

Alcoholism does not define Richard Rose, but his life has certainly been shaped by the addiction.

David Doremus

An initiative toward more individualized and effective treatments for cancer is gaining traction at universities in Virginia.

Music Feeds Us

You don’t often talk about classical music and canned food in the same sentence.

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