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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.