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Boost business by raising minimum wage

As a restaurant owner operating in four states and looking to expand, I’m happy to see the minimum wage going up in 21 states to kick off the new year. I’d like to see the federal minimum wage increase as well to benefit business and our economy nationwide.


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Holiday cheer extends to lower gas prices

Holiday cheer has come early for the motoring public, with the average for gas at its lowest level in more than five years.Friday’s national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $2.45.


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Gas prices drop to five year low: A holiday gift for motorists

Rising disposable income, an extended holiday period, and lower gas prices are boosting this year’s year-end holiday travel, said Martha Mitchell Meade, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic.


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Still in denial about climate

It’s hard to believe there are still any climate change deniers. But a recent survey by the non-profit Center for American Progress found that some 58 percent of Republicans in the U.S. Congress still “refuse to accept climate change.”


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Gas prices could drop below $2.50 nationwide by Christmas

Gas prices continue to drop across the country to the lowest levels in four years. The national average price of regular grade gasoline dropped eight cents in the past week to $2.71 Friday.


A brief history of agricultural time

Agricultural methods over the past 12,000 years have been responsible for two-thirds of our excess greenhouse gases, essentially mining soil carbon and converting it to carbon dioxide and methane, beginning a slow stable warming that now accelerates with burning of fossil fuel.


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Is sub-$2 a gallon gas possible soon?

Virginia gas prices have fallen over a dollar ($1.01) since the April 2014 spring peak ($3.52 per gallon) and as we approach the end of the year, some areas of Virginia could be flirting with sub $2 per gallon gasoline.


Getting kids into environmental activism

Young people can also get involved in environmental protection efforts right in their own backyards even without the support of a non-profit.


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Gas prices 50 cents lower than 2013

Gas prices continue to drop across the country to the lowest levels in four years. The national average price of regular grade gasoline dropped eight cents in the past week to $2.71 Friday.


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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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Charlottesville appoints Chris Cullinan director of finance

At its December 1 meeting, Charlottesville City Council appointed Chris Cullinan as Director of Finance for the City of Charlottesville.


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AAA: Gas prices continue downward trend for Thanksgiving return trips

As an estimated 41.3 million Americans and 1.2 million Virginians hit the roads this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, they will have filled their gas tanks at the lowest gas prices for the holiday since 2009.


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State Corporation Commission warns Virginians of top investor threats

The advent of new products and technologies can sometimes spell risk for investors, the State Corporation Commission warned.


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Everything that went wrong in Ferguson

That the grand jury in Missouri hearing evidence in the shooting death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown decided not to return an indictment against police officer Darren Wilson was no surprise.


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AAA: Wintry weather could impact Thanksgiving travel

AAA Mid-Atlantic urges holiday travelers to refrain from traveling if possible until the wintry weather completely passes and it is safe to travel again.


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Thanksgiving gas prices lowest in five years

The price at the pump has dropped 86 cents from the 2014 peak of $3.70 (April 28). AAA predicts most U.S. travelers likely will pay the cheapest Thanksgiving gas prices in five years.


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AAA: More than 1.3 million Virginians to travel for Thanksgiving

Nationwide, AAA Travel projects 46.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2007 and a 4.2 percent increase over 2013.


Wild Virginia weighs in on George Washington National Forest plan

After more than seven years of stop-and-go progress, the George Washington National Forest finally has a new Forest Plan to guide management for the next 10-15 years.


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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.


Conservationists applaud keeping George Washington National Forest lands closed to drilling, fracking

Local conservation groups expressed support for today’s decision from the U.S. Forest Service to make the George Washington National Forest unavailable for oil and gas drilling.


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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.


Sierra Club responses to George Washington National Forest Plan

The U.S. Forest Service today released a new plan for how the George Washington National Forest will be used and managed in the future.


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UVA history professor explores origins of Nazi animus toward Jews

UVA professor Alon Confino is intrigued with the stories Nazis told themselves to justify mass extermination.


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Gas prices on longest consecutive decline since 2008

The national average price of gas has dropped for 50 days in a row (through Friday), a cumulative decline of 44 cents, which is the longest consecutive decline since 2008.


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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Randy Forbes: Five things you never knew about Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, we are once again reminded of the ways in which our freedoms and liberties have been preserved by the dedicated service of the men and women in our Armed Forces.


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Good news: Gas prices may remain low for most this winter

Good news: the low gas prices that you’re seeing at the pump this fall are not only likely to remain low, but could even fall past the holidays.


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Gas prices continue to drop below $3 a gallon mark: But why?

Prices at the gas pump continue to plummet. The national average price of gas today dropped below $3.00 per gallon ($2.995/gal) for the first time since Dec. 22, 2010.


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National gas prices under symbolic $3 per gallon average

At long last! Tomorrow, the national average retail price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline will drop below a dreaded psychological barrier – the $3 a gallon threshold.


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Gas prices continue to tumble

Gas prices continue to tumble in Virginia and across the country. Motorists in the Commonwealth are paying $2.81 per gallon on average today, as compared to this year’s peak in April at $3.52 per gallon.


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Grocery bill increases 2 percent as beef and pork prices rise

National food prices rose about 2 percent from a year ago, according to a quarterly survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation.


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Gas prices lowest in U.S. in four years

With oil prices sharply lower over the last several weeks, the national average gas price has followed suit and has now dropped on 29 (through Friday) consecutive days.


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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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.


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.