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Ken Plum: Climate change is here

“Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present,” according to a report, Climate Change Impacts in the United States, that was released this year and that includes the findings of 300 experts affiliated with the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee.


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Bowie tops Richmond, 1-0, keeps champagne on ice

The Bowie Baysox (67-66) prevented the Richmond Flying Squirrels (74-60) from clinching a playoff spot with a, 1-0, shutout win on Sunday afternoon at The Diamond.


#IceBucketChallenge claims Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham takes the ALS #IceBucketChallenge. In addition to donating $100 to support ALS research, Chris took a bucket of actual ice to the head.


AFP’s Crystal Graham takes the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Augusta Free Press LLC Vice President Crystal Graham took the ALS #IceBucketChallenge today. Augusta Free Press will donate $100 to ALS on her behalf and challenges other local businesses and individuals to match our donation! Clients, you are up!


Beef with #IceBucketChallenge?

So you’ve got an issue with the viral #iceBucketChallenge videos in your Facebook feed. Everybody’s doin’ it, and that’s your issue. People are such lemmings. They’re not doing it for the right reasons. They’re just doin’ it to be cool. It’s not about raising money for ALS. It’s just people wanting to be trendy.


Staunton Senior Center Members Enjoy Kline’s Ice Cream

Even though Monday was a cloudy and not so hot day, fourteen Staunton Senior Center members accompanied by three staffers, enjoyed cups and cones of delicious ice cream complements of Kline’s Dairy Bar in Staunton.


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The wait is nearly over, fabulous fried fair foods are coming back

Battered, dipped and fried describes many of the mouth-watering foods at this year’s State Fair of Virginia.


Earth Talk: Antarctica ice melt and its impact on coastlines

Antarctica, roughly the size of the United States and Mexico combined, is composed of rock covered by glaciers some 16,000 feet thick. The glaciers form from fallen snow compacting into successive layers of ice, and they eventually move downhill toward the coasts and “calve” into the ocean as icebergs and eventually melt out into the sea.


Dinner Diva: It’s time to get into a pickle

This is the year, y’all. This is the year you are going to can your summer harvest! And by “can” I mean pickle! Because really, how many cucumbers can one family eat?


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ACLU warns Virginia law enforcement about ICE detainers

Today the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia made public a letter it sent earlier this month to Virginia’s sheriffs, local and regional jail authorities, and adult and juvenile corrections officials asking these officials to deny future requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to keep people in custody who otherwise are free to be released.


Staunton Senior Center Open House Fun Time

There were over a dozen new faces at Staunton Senior Center for its open house.


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Dangers of leaving your pet in a hot, parked car

With the summer months upon us, pet travel is at it’s height and it’s time for a reminder about the dangers of leaving your pet in a parked car.


Dinner Diva: Five secret swaps so you don’t gain weight!

Summer’s here. It’s hot, it’s sweaty and the food is fabulous! Who doesn’t love the grill for example? And while the grill can provide you with a delicious, flavorful meal, there’s plenty of other summer goodies lurking about, promising to throw your healthy intentions to the wind!


ACC well represented at the ESPYs

Seven former and current ACC student-athletes, in addition to one team are among the finalists for recognition in ESPN’s annual awards show.


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Bob Goodlatte: How Obama can stop the border crisis

Over the last several weeks, the surge of children, teenagers, and families – largely from Central America – attempting to enter the United States illegally has continued to grow. The failure of this Administration to enforce our immigration laws has lead to a disaster of President Obama’s own making.


Tips for staying safe this Fourth of July weekend

We have a special weekend coming up in the USA. The Fourth of July is a great reason to get out the grill and invite family, friends and neighbors for a picnic. Just be careful you don’t invite an unwanted guest: foodborne illness.


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Bob Goodlatte: Obama administration disaster at the border

There is a tsunami hitting our nation’s southern border. It’s been splashed all over the news – images of hundreds of teenagers and children cramped in holding centers in South Texas.


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Dave Brat: Eric Cantor is pro-amnesty

Congressman Gutiérrez is here to set up a great deception that will allow Eric Cantor to claim he is opposed to amnesty, at the eleventh hour, just two weeks prior to the primary on June 10th.


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When grilling or dining al fresco, remember basic food safety

While you’re grilling a Virginia beef burger or picnicking with farm-fresh produce, be sure to celebrate Memorial Day and other summer events safely.


Waynesboro Police announce fifth Sureno 13 arrest

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a fifth individual who is associated with Sureno 13. Solomon Zavala Perez, 35, of Waynesboro, has been an ongoing target of the Police Department stemming from the Sureno 13 investigation.


Things you can learn about agriculture in a first-grade classroom

Although I had the advantage of understanding where food comes, when I came to work for the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) 18 years ago, I realized I didn’t fully understand the complexity, diversity and far-ranging economic importance of Virginia’s largest industry, agriculture.


VDOT: The snow has stopped, but road crews hard at work

The snow has stopped in the Shenandoah Valley but Virginia Department of Transportation crews are still at it, clearing and treating roads throughout the region. Travel is still not advised in the area since a layer of ice is still on many roadways.


VDOT: Travel not advised on Monday

VDOT crews will be monitoring and treating roadways during the night and into Monday and Tuesday. They will work 12-hour shifts, 24-hours a day with the goal of making at least one pass on all roads within 48 hours after the storm ends.


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Randy Forbes: Betting the farm

We do our nation no good when we attempt these broad comprehensive plans at the federal level. Why? Because we bet the farm. Even if reforms are necessary, going all-in when the stakes are high is incredibly risky.