Virginia http://www.kunc.org en U.S. Plan To House Immigrant Kids In Tiny Va. Town Rattles Residents http://www.kunc.org/post/plan-house-immigrant-teens-prompts-backlash-virginia-town The influx of tens of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children to the U.S. has sparked a controversy in an unlikely place far from the U.S.-Mexico border: a tiny town in southern Virginia.<p>The federal government had struck a deal to house some of the migrants in an empty college in Lawrenceville, in the heart of Virginia's tobacco belt. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:01:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 57960 at http://www.kunc.org U.S. Plan To House Immigrant Kids In Tiny Va. Town Rattles Residents How Coal Industry Jobs Coexist With Rising Sea Levels In Virginia http://www.kunc.org/post/how-coal-industry-jobs-coexist-rising-sea-levels-virginia Skip Stiles stands on the edge of a small inlet known as the Hague, near downtown Norfolk, Va. The Chrysler Museum of Art is nearby, as are dozens of stately homes, all threatened by the water.<p>"We've got...[a] lot of old buildings around here: this apartment building, that church over there, been around since the turn of the last century," says Stiles, the executive director of Wetlands Watch, a Virginia-based environmental group. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:23:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 57569 at http://www.kunc.org How Coal Industry Jobs Coexist With Rising Sea Levels In Virginia 'Ready For Hillary': Clinton's Campaign-In-Waiting http://www.kunc.org/post/ready-hillary-clintons-campaign-waiting In a high-rise office in Rosslyn, Va., Adam Parkhomenko is selling campaign paraphernalia for a campaign that may or may not happen.<p>"Bumper stickers, magnets, and then we have everything from T-shirts, we have baby onesies that we're almost out of now," says Parkhomenko.<p>Parkhomenko runs a group called Ready for Hillary. It's more than a Clinton fan club: It's a superPAC, a list-building superPAC.<p>The next presidential election is more than two years away. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 55684 at http://www.kunc.org 'Ready For Hillary': Clinton's Campaign-In-Waiting The Lives Of Blind Brothers Changed When 'Dad' Came Knocking http://www.kunc.org/post/lives-blind-brothers-changed-when-dad-came-knocking Leo, Nick and Steven Argel are 14-year-old triplets, and they've all been blind since birth.<p>Growing up in Arlington, Va., their single mother had a hard time caring for them.<p>"Every day was like: Wake up, go to school, come back home, and then you stay there for the rest of the day," Leo recalls in a visit to StoryCorps. "There were certain things that I wish I could do, like I wish I could go out and play in the snow like everyone else. 'Cause I've heard kids through the window — we could hear that they were having fun. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:24:00 +0000 54207 at http://www.kunc.org The Lives Of Blind Brothers Changed When 'Dad' Came Knocking Escaping Forced Prostitution And Leaving The Shame Behind http://www.kunc.org/post/escaping-forced-prostitution-and-leaving-shame-behind It hasn't been easy for Barbara Amaya to talk about her past. She was abused at home as a child, and when she was 12 she ran away to Washington, D.C. — where she was picked up by sex traffickers and forced into prostitution.<p>"I fell into the hands of a woman. I was sitting in the park and she just started talking to me," Barbara tells her daughter, Bianca Belteton, on a visit to StoryCorps in Arlington, Va.<p>"I was hungry and cold and young, and she took me to an apartment. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:43:00 +0000 53910 at http://www.kunc.org Escaping Forced Prostitution And Leaving The Shame Behind