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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!