Tag: beyond

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.


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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.