New data shows impact of immigration in Bob Goodlatte’s district

With Immigration legislation in the forefront of lawmaker’s minds – New data released by a bipartisan organization that supports immigration reform highlights the contributions immigrants have in every congressional district. WLNI’s Ian Price has details on immigration’s impact in our area:

A full breakdown of the numbers from New American Economy can be found here

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Processing “Fake News” isn’t as simple as fact checking

Serious concerns are being raised about how fake news stories are being spread through social media by everyone from your old high school friend to the President of the United States. WLNI’s Ian Price has more:

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Hollins University professor outlines importance of National Security Adviser

Ed Lynch

President Donald Trump spent the weekend interviewing finalists to be the next National Security Adviser after Michael Flynn’s resignation. WFIR’s Ian Price spoke with a local professor – who was a member of the Reagan administration – about the open position:

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Report: Younger millennials are worst behaved drivers

A report released this week finds that younger millennials are the riskiest drivers, but no age group is setting a good example. WLNI’s Ian Price has more:

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VT prof: Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s actions not unheard of

A Virginia Tech professor says whoever replaces now resigned National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will face an uphill battle in separating the constant association between the Trump administration and Russia. As WLNI’s Ian Price reports:

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VT Prof: Exclusion of CEA chair could allow less mainstream economists to step up

David Bieri

A move by President Donald Trump that might have gone unnoticed by the public was his decision to not include the chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers in his cabinet. Some write it off as a short-sighted misstep, but an international economics professor says he’s optimistic. As WLNI’s Ian Price reports:

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1960s civil rights movement participant compares it to Black Lives Matter

Wornie Reed

A Virginia Tech professor has a unique perspective on modern protests for equality since he was actually present during some of the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King Jr. WLNI’s Ian Price has more:

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VT prof: Super Bowl commercials bigger risk with modern advertising

We are just days away from Super Bowl Sunday, and while most will be watching to see whether the Patriots or Falcons come out on top. About 20 percent of the audience says they watch just for the commercials. WLNI’s Ian Price has more:

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VT Prof: Executive order intends to keep Muslims out

Virginia has joined a list of states taking legal action against President Donald Trump’s executive order – that temporarily bans refugees and immigrants from seven prominently Muslim countries – But a local political science professor tells WLNI’s Ian Price the order will probably be upheld:

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Annual Bike Shorts Film Festival now accepting submissions

Several screenings for Ride Solution’s Annual Bike Shorts Film Festival are set for later this year – including one at the Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg. Submissions for the film festival are being accepted now through March 31st. WLNI’s Ian Price has more:

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