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Maryland, VCU have had success against the UVA Pack-Line

Few teams can give the UVA Pack-Line defense fits. Two come to mind that can: Maryland and VCU, who happen to be the Cavs’ opponents this week.


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Sen. Tim Kaine suggests improvements to proposed EPA rules

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine submitted a letter to the EPA in response to the agency’s request for input on its proposed Clean Power Plan.


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Mark Herring submits comments on EPA proposed Clean Power Rule

Attorney General Mark Herring has outlined to the EPA an evaluation approach that considers economic, health, and environmental benefits alongside implementation costs.


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UVA students make a difference for youth in first semester of new major

This fall marked the first semester of the new Youth and Social Innovation major at the UVA Curry School of Education, and already students are bringing innovations to a local youth program.


Grassroots Progress Report evaluates Obama’s mountaintop removal legacy

The Alliance for Appalachia is releasing a Grassroots Progress Report that assesses the work the Obama administration has done in the region and provides recommendations for the final two years of Obama’s tenure.


Final day for comments on EPA Clean Power Plan

Today marks the final day that the EPA will accept public comments on its proposed national standard to limit dangerous carbon pollution from power plants.


David Swanson: There goes Virginia’s climate

A snowstorm is the ideal time to write about climate disruption, as it allows us to immediately set-aside the cartoonish claim that if any spot on earth isn’t warmer than it was yesterday then all is well. The following things we know:


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UVA Board of Visitors adopts zero-tolerance approach on sexual assault

The UVA Board of Visitors adopted a zero-tolerance approach toward sexual assault. The resolution came during a special Board of Visitors meeting called in the wake of a Rolling Stone article that depicts the horrific rape of a student named Jackie at a fraternity party in 2012.


Del. Sam Rasoul releases first bill for 2015 session: Tax break on renewable energy

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has introduced legislation that would see decreased taxes for businesses utilizing renewable energy.


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Press Conference: ODU football coach Bobby Wilder

ODU football coach Bobby Wilder talks with reporters on Monday. ODU (5-6, 3-4 Conference USA) plays at Florida Atlantic (3-8, 2-5 C-USA) on Saturday


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Randy Forbes: What I’m thankful for on Thanksgiving

In what ways do you appreciate being together on Thanksgiving?


Youngstown State holds off Longwood late, wins 82-72

Youngstown State used timely shooting to stifle a late Longwood rally and defeat the Lancers 82-72 Saturday afternoon on the second day of the EMU Showcase at the EMU Convocation Center.


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George Mason basketball loses again in Puerto Rico

Junior Shevon Thompson set a single-game Puerto Rico Tip-Off record Friday night pulling down 19 rebounds in George Mason’s loss to New Mexico.


Del. Sam Rasoul earns 100 percent rating from Sierra Club

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has received a perfect score on the Virginia Sierra Club’s first General Assembly Legislative Scorecard.


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Sierra Club publishes 2014 Climate and Energy Virginia General Assembly Scorecard

For the first time, the Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club has published a Virginia General Assembly Climate and Energy Scorecard.


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Sen. Mark Warner on Senate Keystone pipeline vote

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released this statement following today’s 59-41 vote on the Keystone pipeline. Sixty votes were required for passage.


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Tim Kaine statement on Senate Keystone pipeline vote

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Senate’s vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline Project.


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Tim Kaine speech on Senate floor on Keystone pipeline

Sen. Tim Kaine remarks on the Senate floor before the vote on a resolution related to the proposed Keystone pipeline.


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New George Washington National Forest Plan balances multiple uses

Today, the U.S. Forest Service’s Southern Regional Forester released the Final Forest Plan that will direct management of the George Washington National Forest.


CIT announces FY2015 solicitation for Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund

The Center for Innovative Technology announced the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund Request for Proposals for FY2015.


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Virginia Tech scientist digs into poison resistance in snakes

The rough-skinned newt is easily one of the most toxic animals on the planet, yet the common garter snake routinely eats it.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters after the Redskins’ 27-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.


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American Red Cross, Suburban Propane partnership expansion fuels blood donations

The first “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and Suburban Propane in October helped collect thousands of lifesaving blood and platelet donations.


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Tools of the Trade: What Washington needs to do to lead well

My dad loved his toolbox. And maybe just as much as he loved his toolbox, he enjoyed getting new tools. One thing I realized as a young boy, however, is that no matter how many new tools he got, he always went back to his old faithfuls.


Get ready for Small Business Saturday in Staunton

I admit I have a love affair with the business owners of Staunton, Virginia. There. I said it. I can’t help it though!


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Virginia submits comments on EPA Clean Power Plan

Governor Terry McAuliffe released a statement following the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s submission of comments in response to the EPA Clean Power Plan.


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Bob Goodlatte: Time to build the Keystone pipeline

You’ve probably heard the old phrase, “good things come to those who wait.” Well, the American people have been waiting over six years for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.


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Virginia Tech undergraduate neuroscience degree to be offered next year

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recently gave final approval for Virginia Tech’s new Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience.


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Early Action option proving popular for UVA applicants

When UVA launched its early action admission option in the fall of 2011, it offered applicants a chance to receive an admission decision earlier in their senior years.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks with reporters on Wednesday. The Redskins (3-6) host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-8) on Sunday in NFL action.


Over 210,000 Virginians submit comments in support of curbing carbon pollution

Since the EPA first began collecting them, more than 7 million Americans have submitted public comments in support of national standards to limit dangerous carbon pollution from power plants.


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Virginia Film Festival smashes all-time sales records

The 2014 Virginia Film Festival took the Festival’s recent string of record-breaking success to a whole new level, smashing its previous box office record, set last year, by a remarkable 45.6%.


U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change

The United States of America and the People’s Republic of China have a critical role to play in combating global climate change, one of the greatest threats facing humanity.


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CIT releases updated Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap

The Center for Innovative Technology announced the release of the Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap for fiscal year 2015.


Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee to close for renovations Dec. 12

Lee Chapel and Museum on the campus of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, will close for the installation of a new fire suppression system.


Survey: Virginians’ Thanksgiving meal cost decreases for 2014

Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for less than $5 per person this year, according to an informal price survey conducted by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.


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Mark Obenshain: Ed Gillespie ran a strong campaign

Shortly after noon today Ed Gillespie told supporters that while close, the margin in his race for the United States Senate is not quite close enough.


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Local food, local fuel, focal finance

Building a vibrant local economy requires many interlocking pieces – from local food, to local fuel, to the local finances to bring these initiatives to fruition.


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Number of Virginia-raised turkeys is up from 2013

The number of turkeys raised in Virginia this year is expected to total 16 million, up 3 percent from the 15.5 million raised in 2013, according to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.


Andy Schmookler: White privilege and the Right’s urge to kick down

What could explain the impulse to kick down shown by the likes of Bill “What White Privilege?” O’Reilly, nor by the rich men with whom Mitt Romney sought to ingratiate himself with his “47%” comment?


Ken Plum: Energy plan moves Virginia in the right direction

Governor Terry McAuliffe had two interesting supporters speak at his press conference on Virginia’s latest Energy Plan–the heads of the state Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.


Earth Talk: Sweden’s environmental leadership

It’s true that Sweden came out on top in the recently released ranking of 60 countries according to sustainability by consulting firm Dual Citizen Inc. in its fourth annual Global Green Economy Index (GGEI).


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Press Conference: UVA football players talk after UNC loss

Interviews with UVA football players Quin Blanding, Greyson Lambert, Kevin Parks, Anthony Harris and Darius Jennings after the Cavs’ 28-27 loss to North Carolina at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday.


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First Lady helps Virginians stay warm this winter

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe is leading efforts this fall to make sure there is help available for low-income Virginians who have difficulty paying their heating bills.


Albemarle goes gold in Virginia Municipal League Green Government Challenge

Albemarle County has received a gold level certification in the 2014 Green Government Challenge, which is part of the Virginia Municipal League’s (VML) larger Go Green Virginia environmental initiative that kicked off in late 2007.


Dennis Burnett: A bright light extinguished too soon

Dennis Burnett cannot be gone. He would be a bright light on a star in the sky; he could serve as a source of energy power for a small town. People like that don’t die; they don’t even fade away.


Poll: Virginians concerned about proposed EPA power plant regulations

Polling data released Wednesday by the Partnership for a Better Energy Future, a coalition of 175 members representing nearly every segment of the U.S. economy, finds that voters in Virginia and nationwide have major concerns about the EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations.


Trex CEO to present ‘Lessons Learned the Hard Way’

Ronald Kaplan, chief executive officer of Trex Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking products, will present “Leadership: Lessons Learned the Hard Way” on Monday, Oct. 20 at Shenandoah University.


Shamrock Farms Augusta County milk plant opens its doors

Shamrock Farms announced on Friday the grand opening of its Augusta County milk plant. The plant officially opened yesterday with a small ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, Todd P. Haymore.


House Speaker Bill Howell comments on SCC analysis of proposed EPA rule

Virginia House Speaker Bill Howell commented Friday on a new analysis from the Virginia State Corporation Commission that indicates Virginia families and businesses could see $5.5 to $6 billion in higher energy costs under an EPA regulation proposed by President Barack Obama.