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Andy Schmookler; Beliefs that make Liberal America weak

One important reason is that the battle playing out in our politics is fundamentally a moral and spiritual battle, and while the right is connected to their moral and spiritual passions (even though that connection has been made on the basis of lies) Liberal America is not.


Ken Plum: The Age Wave

Last week, Bob Brink, a former colleague of mine who represented Arlington-McLean in the House of Delegates and who was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to be Deputy Commissioner for Aging Services, spoke to the Northern Virginia Aging Network’s (NVAN) annual legislative summit.


The force is not with us: We identify with our fantasy heroes, why not emulate them?

The the destructive force that has arisen on the right is only one side of America’s present national crisis. The other side is the weakness of the response from Liberal America to this profound threat to our nation’s well-being.


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DRPT and FRA announce opportunity for public to weigh in on Higher Speed Passenger Rail

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation announced on Monday the start of a preliminary engineering and environmental review project for enhanced intercity passenger rail service between Washington and Richmond.


Earth Talk: Concerns about parabens in health, beauty, personal care products

First commercialized in the 1950s, parabens are a group of synthetic compounds commonly used as preservatives in a wide range of health, beauty and personal care products.


Hannah Graham family statement

The family of missing UVA student Hannah Graham issued a statement Saturday pleading with the public for any information as to the whereabouts of their daughter, who went missing in the early-morning hours of Sept. 13.


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Don’t need to stare: Sun glare can cause issues in low sky

From now to the end of daylight saving time on November 2 is a deadly time of year for east to west commuters due to the sun’s alignment during sunrise and sunset. The National Weather Service and AAA Mid-Atlantic provide safety tips to area drivers.


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Randy Forbes: Let’s talk about reliability

Let’s talk about reliability. We rely on our cars to start in the morning when we head off to work. We rely on our refrigerators to keep our food fresh and unspoiled. We rely on our electricity to keep our homes powered.


Earth Talk: Threats to air quality

The main threats to local air quality across the United States (as well as most everywhere else) remain smog and particulate pollution, which combined or acting alone trigger millions of hospital visits and health complications for citizens every year.


Warner Senate campaign calls out Gillespie ad as misleading

Today Ed Gillespie continued his negative campaign with a desperate attack ad using made-up numbers to mislead voters on Senator Mark Warner’s record.


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Finding the right tree for the right place

Fall is an ideal time to plant new trees. The best way to keep trees healthy is by planting the right trees in the right places where they naturally grow best.


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Newport News gang member convicted of 2008 double murder

Marcus Williams, the enforcer for the “36 Street Bang Squad Bloods” was convicted Thursday for his role in the 2008 murder of two Newport News teens.


Staunton Augusta Art Center exhibition closes on Saturday

Your last chance to view Light Coming Through, paintings by Staunton’s own Robert Stuart is this Saturday, September 20th.


Senate candidate Robert Sarvis introduces Bill of Rights scorecard

Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis made the following statement in observance of Constitution Day, the day honoring the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787.


Award-winning poet opens 2014-15 Writers Read series at EMU

Evie Shockley, an award-winning poet who embraces both free-verse and traditional styles of writing, will open up the 2014-15 Writers Read series on Wednesday, September 24, at 8 p.m. in Eastern Mennonite University’s Lehman Auditorium.


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Remarks of President Obama on military action with ISIL

My fellow Americans – tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.


business

Hickory syrup venture brings sweet taste of success

The old saying “barking up the wrong tree’’ does not apply to Travis and Joyce Miller. The retired couple is enjoying the sweet taste of success with their Falling Bark Farm hickory syrup.


Fishburne Military School named to Top Schools list

Fishburne Military School has been named to Virginia Living Magazine’s list of Top High Schools & Colleges 2014.


AT&T enhancing coverage for Lockn’ Music Festival

As thousands of people converge at Lockn’ Music Festival, AT&T* is boosting network capacity to help its customers have a great wireless experience. The Lockn’ Music Festival takes place annually on Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, VA, at the foot of the Blue Ridge.


Bridgewater College to host Business Expo on Sept. 3

A business expo designed to help connect Bridgewater College students with local businesses and residents will be held Sept. 3 from 3-6 p.m. at the Funkhouser Center on the college campus.


Press Conference: UCLA head coach Jim Mora

UCLA head coach Jim Mora talks with reporters after his team’s 28-20 win over UVA on Saturday.


Virginia Tech extends Frank Beamer contract through 2018-2019

Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced a two-year contract extension through January 1, 2019 for head football coach Frank Beamer on Wednesday.


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Statement from U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine on expanded military operations against ISIL

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement today on expanded U.S. military operations against ISIL.


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Pro wrestling business model shows flaws

Wrestling, like a cockroach in an abandoned building, has proven itself hearty enough to survive anything, but whether sports entertainment as we know it now can survive in its present form is very much at question. I’d recommend enjoying what we have while we still have it, because change is coming, and the changes that I see coming aren’t good.


Downtown Waynesboro kiosk effort limping along

The effort to crowdfund a new information kiosk to promote business and events in Downtown Waynesboro is limping along in the direction of its goal: at $710 raised as of Tuesday afternoon, with a $5,000 goal.


TNA Impact Wrestling to remain on Spike TV through end of 2014

TNA President Dixie Carter confirmed today that the company’s flagship TV show, Impact Wrestling, will remain on Spike TV through the end of 2014.


marketing

Feeling entrepreneurial? Better think through your marketing

Whatever your business ideas may be, you need to remember to pay attention to the market for what you are hoping to be able to offer, and along with that the marketing.


law

Chris Graham: America as police state

The police response in Ferguson has not yet reached its nadir; that much is painfully obvious after watching the live news reports Monday night.


Chris Graham: Letter from a Ferguson Jail

Why I am writing about Ferguson. Mo.? A young man, Michael Brown, of Ferguson, Mo., accused now of being involved in a strong-arm robbery, of a small pack of cigars, actually at most shoplifting and shoving, those of us worldwide who have seen the video provided to us so facetiously by the Ferguson, Mo., police department, can agree, was shot multiple times by a police officer and left for dead for hours, like roadkill, in the middle of a street.


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Letter: Agree with column on Bob, Maureen McDonnell

I could not agree more with Chris Graham’s column about the McDonnells (“Bob McDonnell trial: Yeah, he’s done”). As a liberal Democrat, I did not vote for the man, but bought into his “curb appeal” image that he was every bit the family-values-Christian-right exemplar he purported to be.


Mike London on the hot seat: Uncertainty impacts UVA football

UVA football coach Mike London is on the hot seat, which is to say, everybody in the locker room is on the hot seat. His assistants have to wonder what their address will be come Dec. 1. Players with eligibility beyond 2014 have to wonder what happens to them if London is let go, and a new staff comes in with a new approach.


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Bob McDonnell trial: Yeah, he’s done

It’s a stretch to imagine the jury actually returning guilty verdicts against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on corruption charges involving loans and gifts that the McDonnells solicited from a Virginia businessman who has admitted that he saw his efforts to aid the First Couple as a way to boost his business fortunes.


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Forest trek goes high-tech

Visitors to the Conway Robinson State Forest can add a high-tech dimension to their outdoor experience. Informational signs on the forest have been updated to include QR codes.


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Virginia Tech events gives experts chance to weigh in on future of horticulture

The statewide association tasked with keeping Virginia green and growing is holding its annual Field Day event at Virginia Tech on August 14.


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Mark Obenshain: Attorney General Mark Herring goes after voter ID

When Mark Herring and I faced off in last year’s election, one of his common refrains was that he would “take the politics out of the AG’s office.” And who could object to that?


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Robert Hurt: The House acts to address the crisis at the border

Last week, the House took critical steps toward addressing the current immigration crisis at our southern border by passing key legislation that addresses the root causes of the crisis and stops the flow of illegal border crossings.


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Press Conference: Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris

Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris talks with reporters at training camp in Richmond, Va., on July 31.


WDDI launching crowdfunding effort to place kiosk downtown

Waynesboro’s Main Street organization, WDDI, is tapping into a new fundraising source to jumpstart a project to locate an information kiosk in the heart of Downtown Waynesboro.


Miss Virginia-affiliated pageant returning to 2014 State Fair

Applications for the Miss State Fair of Virginia Pageant are being accepted through Aug. 30. The pageant will be held Sept. 28 at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.


Richmond Raiders Devin Jones named PIFL Rookie of the Year

Richmond Raiders defensive lineman Devin Jones (Mississippi State) is the 2014 Professional Indoor Football League Defensive Rookie of the Year, the league announced today. Jones led the league in sacks and was second in tackles for loss and anchored a Raiders’ front four that allowed a league-low 223 yards per game.


Clemson Press Conference: Cole Stoudt

ACC Football Kickoff interview with Clemson quarterback Cole Stoudt.


Lynyrd Skynyrd at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg this weekend

With guitars wailing and fiery melodies blazing, Lynyrd Skynyrd will unleash their signature brand of Southern style rock on guests at Busch Gardens Williamsburg on July 20.


business

White paper: The cybersecurity market is ripe for angel investment

The MACH37™ Accelerator released a white paper today highlighting the rapidly expanding market for IT security innovation, the attractiveness of this segment for early stage investment, and the benefits offered by vertical market-focused venture accelerators to angel investors who want to participate in the sector.


Marco’s Authentic Italian Pizza partnering with UVA great Ralph Sampson

WC Global Restaurant Partners LLC is a joint venture of WC Global Franchise Partners LLC and Tidewater Nutritional Discs LLC, and is led by NBA Hall of Famer Ralph Sampson, CEO of Winner’s Circle Enterprises.


Four Richmond Raiders named to All-PIFL teams

Kicker T.C. Stevens and offensive lineman Kynneth Moses led four Richmond Raiders who were selected to the All-PIFL first and second teams, the league announced today.


Skyland Resort, Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park offer summer activities

Skyland Resort and Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park are ready to welcome families this summer with an activity rich experience.


Earth Talk: Chemicals and obesity

Obesity is a huge problem in the U.S. and other industrialized countries. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity rates have doubled for American adults and tripled for kids and teenagers aged six through 19 since 1980. Today, 31 percent of American adults and 15 percent of youngsters are classified as overweight.


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AccuWeather: Tropical system forming off East Coast

AccuWeather reports a disturbance near Florida is forecast to strengthen and drift northward along the East Coast this week, spreading rough surf, gusty winds and drenching downpours.


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Report: The impact of fuel taxes on Virginia, Maryland, D.C.

Last year, lawmakers in Virginia made history by altering the state fuel tax rate formula. In a rejection of traditional transportation funding, Virginia became the first state to eliminate the conventional cents-per-gallon (cpg) fuel tax,and the District of Columbia followed suit.


business

Relay Foods to add 25 jobs in Charlottesville

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today in the City of Charlottesville that Relay Foods (www.relayfoods.com) will expand its corporate headquarters and Charlottesville fulfillment center to accommodate increased local demand for its products and to support the company’s entry into new markets, including those beyond Virginia.