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House Republicans advance anti-worker wage bill

A GOP-controlled committee advanced a bill prohibiting agencies from requiring state contractors to pay their workers a prevailing wage.


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Obama environmental legacy: Benefit to Americans, planet for years to come?

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” This proverb may well have guided President Obama.


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Inside the Numbers: Nice, efficient win for #16 UVA at Boston College

We focus on UVA basketball, so let’s start with the defense. How does .831 points per possession grab you?


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Scorching Virginia Wesleyan tops Bridgewater

Virginia Wesleyan defeated Bridgewater College 94-62 in ODAC men’s basketball action.


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#16 UVA coasts to win at Boston College

A 15-0 first-half run created distance, and #16 UVA coasted from there in a 71-54 win at Boston College on Wednesday.


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Viewpoints examines concussions in youth sports

Viewpoints explores research into the impact of sports-related concussions on young athletes.


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EMU community honors life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Thirteen students, faculty and staff took turns reading a jailhouse letter from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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Rick Springfield, Richard Marx coming to Richmond this Sunday

Rick Springfield and Richard Marx join forces to bring their catalogues of hits to Carpenter Theatre in Richmond on Sunday.


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Kaine emphasizes importance of healthcare to HHS nominee Price

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine participated in a hearing on the nomination of Tom Price to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services.


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UVA athletics director Craig Littlepage remains on adjusted schedule

UVA announced today the temporary adjusted schedule for director of athletics Craig Littlepage will continue.


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Fishburne Military School preps for the Inaugural Parade

Fishburne Military School preps for its appearance the 58th Inaugural Parade with a march through the streets of Waynesboro.


Staunton Police seek assault suspect

The Staunton Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating Christopher Hale Hodge.


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Virginia Tech international affairs expert: Unexpected benefits to Trump’s presidency?

An expert in international economic affairs says he sees unanticipated outcomes to President-elect Donald Trump’s election.


Right-to-Work and the Apartheid state

There are plenty of reasons why people who believe in human freedom and free markets should oppose so-called “right-to-work” laws.


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Shepherd Bliss: How safe do you feel these days?

Columnist Shepherd Bliss writes: I no longer feel as safe as I used to. How about you?


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Warner, Kaine announce nearly $2 million to improve Metro safety

The Metro has been awarded $1.8 million to improve track safety and protect employees who repair and maintain the Metro system.


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Live Blog: #16 UVA at Boston College in ACC basketball

AFP editor Chris Graham leads our live blog as #16 UVA (13-3, 3-2 ACC) travels to Boston College (9-9, 2-3 ACC). Opening tip is at 8 p.m.


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Game Notes: UVA women’s basketball at Clemson on Thursday

The UVA women’s basketball team (12-5, 1-3 ACC) plays at Clemson (11-7, 0-5 ACC) on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.


virginia general assembly

Virginia hospitals to lawmakers: ‘Do no harm’ on healthcare

The Virginia hospital community is advocating a do no harm approach to state legislation on healthcare policy.


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Poll: Virginians want restraint on healthcare policy changes

New polling from Mason-Dixon Polling & Research shows strong majorities of Virginians are concerned about the future of healthcare.


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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame announces Class of 2017

The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame announced its class of 2017 on Wednesday, as chosen by the statewide Honors Court committee.


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UVA football announces four early enrollees in Class of 2017

UVA football head coach Bronco Mendenhall announced four early enrollees from the program’s 2017 recruiting class.


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UVA expands financial aid for middle-income Virginians, increases in-state enrollment

The UVA Board of Visitors announced Tuesday the authorization of the “Cornerstone Grant.”


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VCU poll finds support for providing treatment over criminalization of opioid abuse

A VCU poll has found strong support for providing treatment to opioid users.


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Big Bridgewater run pushes Eagles past EMU

Bridgewater College closed the third quarter with a 25-4 run on the way to topping rival EMU, 84-74.


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Randolph-Macon rallies, tops Shenandoah

Randolph-Macon rallied for a 75-56 ODAC women’s basketball victory over Shenandoah Tuesday evening at Crenshaw Gymnasium.


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Former Lynchburg Hillcats player Tony Mansolino to manage team in 2017

Former Lynchburg Hillcats player Tony Mansolino will manage the squad in 2017.


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Laura Crites: Will love truly trump hate?

Having spent years counseling victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, I know what hate looks and feels like.


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Testy exchange between Sen. Kaine, DeVos in Senate confirmation hearing

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine participated in a hearing on the nomination of Betsy DeVos to serve as Secretary of Education.


Report: Virginia fails at forfeiture transparency

Forfeiture transparency laws in Virginia are in dire need of reform, as they leave legislators and the public in the dark.


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House Democrats demand vote on nonpartisan redistricting

House Democrats are calling for a vote on a bill to amend the state’s constitution to create a nonpartisan redistricting commission.


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House Democrats condemn abortion-shaming resolution

Virginia House Democrats today condemned the advancement of a resolution that would shame women who have had abortions.


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Suicide intervention training offered in February

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training program Feb. 23-24.


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Tom Perriello continues Listening Tour in Roanoke, Martinsville

Tom Perriello will continue his listening tour on Wednesday and Thursday in Roanoke and Martinsville.


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Northam raises more than $1.64 million in second half of 2016

The Northam for Governor campaign announced today that it has raised more than $1.64 million in its final financial report for 2016.


Waynesboro Police seek residential burglary suspect

Update: A Waynesboro man wanted in connection with a November residential burglary is now in custody.


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Delegates, senators talk higher education

Today, legislators from both parties and both bodies of the General Assembly discussed initiatives to improve Virginia’s higher education.


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Ralph Northam statement on GOP votes killing voter-access bills

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam released a statement in response to a House subcommittee’s defeat of 11 bills aimed at expanding voter access.


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UVA basketball walk-on Jeff Jones declared academically ineligible

UVA senior forward Jeff Jones (Charlottesville, Va.) has been declared academically ineligible for the spring semester.


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Game Notes: #16 UVA on the road at Boston College on Wednesday

No. 16 UVA (13-3, 3-2 ACC) travels to Boston College (9-9, 2-3 ACC) for an ACC men’s basketball contest on Wednesday.


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Steve Landes proposes constitutional amendment on redistricting

Del. Steve Landes has introduced a constitutional amendment that prohibits political considerations from the redistricting process.


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Tom Perriello on Affordable Care Act: Where does Ed Gillespie stand?

Tom Perriello, famously, voted for the Affordable Care Act in his one term as Fifth District Congressman.


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Augusta Health Cancer Center bridges the gap for patients

Fighting cancer is a difficult battle. Those with cancer need excellent care, delivered with compassion and understanding.


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McAuliffe declines to intervene in Ricky Gray execution

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today with respect to the Commonwealth’s pending execution of Ricky Gray.


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VDOT, Virginia State Police offer presidential inauguration travel tips

VDOT and Virginia State Police encourage drivers to plan ahead with inauguration events on Friday, Jan. 20.


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Anatomy of failed government: Another look at the DuPont settlement debacle

So much wailing and gnashing of teeth in Waynesboro over being shut out of the $50 million settlement with DuPont, and for what?


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NFL pulls monster ratings on Sunday: So much for the sky falling

So much for the narrative that we don’t like watching the NFL anymore. TV overnight ratings for Sunday’s two NFL playoff games were huge.


virginia general assembly

Virginia in a box on Medicaid, Affordable Care Act

Be careful what you wish for, because Virginia Republicans got theirs, and seem to want to give it back.


2017

Seven things to keep in mind about the U.S. economy in 2017

A new year has dawned, a new president is about to take office and many Americans are wondering how 2017 could affect their bottom line.


healthcare

Abolishing Obamacare rewards wealthy, punishes working families

Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) threaten the health care of 30 million Americans.