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George Mason lax coach raises $3,300 for pediatric cancer research

George Mason women’s lacrosse coach Jessy Morgan wanted to take a stand and contribute to a cause she believes so strongly in.

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George Mason lacrosse head coach shaving head to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research

Within five minutes of signing up, George Mason head lacrosse coach Jessy Morgan received an email.

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Ken Plum: Restoring voting rights

The restoration of civil rights after completing a sentence is automatic in most states and routine in those that have an application process.


Virginia Supreme Court rules law on cohabitation applies to same-sex couples

A Virginia court has ruled in favor of a man seeking to stop paying spousal support after learning his ex-wife was living with another woman.

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Ken Plum: Reconvened Session 2016

The General Assembly met in a reconvened, day-long session to consider vetoes and amendments made by Governor Terry McAuliffe.

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Ken Plum: Two civil rights heroes

Last week gave me an opportunity to see another of my civil rights heroes, former governor Linwood Holton.

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Ken Plum: It’s all in a name

Almost a year ago the Washington Business Journal carried a headline, “George Mason University sells Patriot Center naming rights.”

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Ken Plum: The citizens’ right to know

A concern in Virginia over who was financing campaigns led the state’s largest newspapers in 1997 to create the Virginia Public Access Project

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Ken Plum: Balancing the budget

One of the responsibilities of the Governor of Virginia dictated by the State Constitution is to propose a budget for a biennium. W

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George Mason falls to Saint Louis in A-10 Tournament

George Mason fell in the opening round of the 2016 Atlantic 10 Championship to Saint Louis, 83-78.

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Chap Petersen pro-cycling ‘dooring’ bill passes House

The House of Delegates passed Senator Chap Petersen’s bill to protect cyclists and drivers from the dangers of suddenly opened car doors in a 70-25 vote.

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Richmond falls to George Mason, 83-73, in regular-season finale

Richmond went on a 22-8 run over the final three minutes, but it wasn’t enough to catch George Mason on Saturday night on the road, 83-73.

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Jim Larranaga to receive Mason Medal at commencement ceremony

George Mason University has announced that a Mason Medal will be awarded to Coach Jim Larranaga at the university’s 2016 Commencement Ceremony.

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Ken Plum: Bills, bills, bills, bills

If past history provides any indication, the 2016 session of the General Assembly will have considered nearly 3,000 bills and resolutions before its 60-day session adjourns in early March.

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George Washington tops George Mason in #RevRivalry

George Washington held a double-digit lead the entire second half as George Mason fell at the Revolutionary Rivalry foe 74-52 on Tuesday evening in the Smith Center.

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Hillary Clinton to get out the vote in Virginia

Following a decisive victory in South Carolina and with just a day left until Super Tuesday, Hillary Clinton will travel to Virginia on Monday to campaign in Fairfax and Norfolk.

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George Mason stuns VCU 76-69 behind balanced offense

George Mason knocked VCU out of sole possession of first place in the Atlantic 10 Wednesday night, defeating the Rams 76-69 behind four Patriots in double-figures.

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Ken Plum: Education as the priority

My constituents have made clear to me that their top priority for the budget is education funding; the Governor had the same priority in preparing his budget.

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George Mason blows big lead, falls to Manhattan

George Mason led by as many as 16 points in the second half, but could not hold on to the lead, dropping a 69-67 decision at Manhattan on Wednesday.

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Mercer closes strong to defeat George Mason, 69-60

Three Patriots scored in double-figures, but Mercer outscored George Mason 43-32 in the second half to move to 2-0 with a 69-60 victory. Freshman Otis Livingston II led all scorers with a career-high 17 points.

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George Mason men’s basketball signs three National Letters of Intent

First-year head men’s basketball coach Dave Paulsen announced the signing of three National Letters of Intent this afternoon. Joining the Patriots will be Ian Boyd (Apex, N.C./Apex High School), Justin Kier (Spotswood, Va./Spotswood High School) and Karmari Newman (Detroit, Mich./East English Village Prep).

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Ken Plum: Not up to the living wage challenge

ProgressVA sponsored the “Live the Wage Challenge” asking elected officials, community leaders, advocates, and everyday citizens to walk in the shoes of a minimum wage worker by living on a minimum wage budget for one week.

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Ken Plum: Keeping Virginia voters informed

Virginians can access state government programs and services through a single internet portal,www.virginia.gov that is nationally recognized as one of the best among the states.


Virginia teen serves National Child Awareness Month Ambassador

Youth Service America and Festival of Children Foundation announce that Christopher Cao, 16, of Fairfax, will serve as a National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador.

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George Mason men’s basketball adds Grayer, Relvao

First-year head coach Dave Paulsen has announced Jaire Grayer (Flint, Mich./IMG Academy) and Daniel Relvao (Coimbra, Portugal/Mountain Mission) have joined the George Mason men’s basketball team for the 2015-16 season.

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Ken Plum: Public trust above party in redistricting fight

Shifting from a relaxing vacation back to work is always challenging, but my return this past week from the mountains, streams and lakes of Glacier National Park to a special session of the General Assembly has been a particularly stark contrast.

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Ken Plum: Alzheimer’s epidemic

In 1982 my then legislative assistant came to me distressed that her father had been found to have Alzheimer’s disease.

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George Mason men’s basketball to face Ole Miss in Gildan Charleston Classic

George Mason will open the 2015 Gildan Charleston Classic on November 19 facing Ole Miss as the tournament bracket was released by ESPN Events’ this morning. The Patriots and Rebels will tipoff at noon on ESPN3.

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State Sen. Chap Petersen introduces bill to create competitive congressional districts

For the 2015 Special Session, Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) will introduce a redistricting bill that will dramatically change Virginia’s congressional districts with the intent of leading to more contested elections.

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Ken Plum: Recent victories call for another

I continue to celebrate the human rights victories we have had recently in marriage equality, health care and housing. I voted against Virginia’s marriage amendment defining marriage as being between a man and a woman when it came before the General Assembly.

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George Mason Men’s Basketball Adds Four to Roster

First-year head George Mason basketball coach Dave Paulsen announced the addition of four newcomers to the Patriots roster this fall.

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George Mason men’s basketball announces 2015-16 non-conference schedule

George Mason first-year head men’s basketball coach Dave Paulsen unveiled today the Patriots’ 2015-16 non-conference schedule. Featured on the schedule are six home games to be played in the newly-named EagleBank Arena at George Mason University in addition to the Gildan Charleston Classic.

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Good Samaritan overdose protection bill signed by Governor McAuliffe

Senator Chap Petersen’s (D-Fairfax) bill to protect Good Samaritans who call 911 to report drug overdoses has been signed by Governor Terry McAuliffe.

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Tyler Zombro gets seventh win: George Mason tops LaSalle

Tyler Zombro pitched eight of nine innings for his seventh win of the year as the George Mason baseball team (22-25-1) came away with an 8-3 victory over La Salle (22-26-1) in the series finale on Sunday.

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Equality Virginia applauds Fairfax County School Board for voting to update non-discrimination policy

Equality Virginia applauds Fairfax County School Board Members for voting on Thursday to update Fairfax County Public Schools’ non-discrimination policy to include gender identity.

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CIT GAP Funds invests in e-Kare

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today that its CIT GAP Funds has invested in e-Kare Inc. of Fairfax, a digital health company that greatly speeds the assessment and monitoring of chronic wounds.

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Zombro earns sixth win, George Mason baseball holds off Davidson, wins 8-7

Six runs came across in the second inning for the George Mason baseball team (20-14-1, 9-9) as it used the outbreak to hang on in an 8-7 series-clinching victory over Davidson (23-18, 12-9) on Sunday.

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Ken Plum: Doing the heavy lifting

I announced my first bid for elective office in 1973 while standing on the steps of the historic Fairfax County Courthouse. Only my immediate family and my secretary and her husband were there to hear me harken back to the Fairfax Resolves of 1774 when the citizens of Fairfax County enumerated their complaints against the Crown.

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Dave Paulsen completes George Mason basketball staff

George Mason men’s basketball coach Dave Paulsen has completed his bench staff with the additions of Dane Fischer and Duane Simpkins, both filling assistant coach positions.

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ACLU of Virginia delivers pro-privacy petition signed by more than 10,000

Today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia hand delivered to the Governor’s office a petition signed by 10,435 individuals urging Governor McAuliffe to protect the privacy of Virginians by signing SB 965 (Petersen D Fairfax).

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Johnson’s eight-RBI night powers JMU baseball to comeback win over George Mason

Sophomore first baseman Brett Johnson hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the seventh inning to a cap an eight-RBI evening and lift the James Madison baseball team to a 15-13 victory over George Mason in non-conference action on Tuesday night at Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park.

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Tyler Zombro gets fifth win, George Mason tops Canisius, 8-3

The George Mason baseball team used a six-run fifth inning and six strong innings from Tyler Zombro as it defeated the Canisius Golden Griffins 8-3 on Sunday afternoon to win its second consecutive weekend series.

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George Mason basketball adds Bucknell assistant Aaron Kelly to staff

Head men’s basketball coach Dave Paulsen announced that Aaron Kelly will join him on the Patriots bench as an assistant coach.


Ken Plum: A hundred fifty years ago

The first person I ever knew who wrote a weekly newspaper column was a teacher in the high school I attended who wrote a column during the period 1961-1965 entitled, “A Hundred Years Ago: The Civil War Day By Day.”

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George Mason basketball coach Paul Hewitt will not return for 2015-16 season

George Mason University Director of Athletics Brad Edwards announced today that men’s basketball coach Paul Hewitt will not return to coach the 2015-16 season.

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Zombro controls Manhattan in 3-1 George Mason baseball victory

Sophomore Tyler Zombro delivered seven and one-third strong innings as the George Mason baseball team improved to 5-8 in the 3-1 victory over Manhattan College (2-11) on Friday.

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Long ball powers George Mason baseball past Delaware

The George Mason baseball team used homeruns from Kent Blackstone, Nick Gallo and Tyler Nelin and six innings from Tyler Zombro for a 12-4 victory over Delaware on Friday afternoon.

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Petersen’s Homeowners Bill of Rights passes General Assembly

Sen. Chap Petersen’s Homeowners Bill of Rights passed the House of Delegates unanimously today, the bill now moves to the Governor’s desk.

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George Mason men’s basketball falls to Rhode Island

George Mason cut its deficit to single digits in the second half, but could not complete the comeback, falling to first-place Rhode Island Saturday afternoon, 71-56, in the Patriot Center.

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Fordham defeats George Mason men’s basketball, 70-68

Fordham sank 11 three-pointers to defeat George Mason men’s basketball, 80-68, Wednesdaynight in the Patriot Center. Shevon Thompson notched his 14th double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 rebounds.